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Office of Antimicrobial Products (OAP) Also referred to as: Office of Antimicrobial Products (OAP)

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The Office of Antimicrobial Products is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring safe and effective drugs are available to the U.S. population for antimicrobials products (including antibacterial, antimycobacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antiparasitic products), ophthalmology products, and products for the prevention of rejection in solid organ transplant recipients.

Immediate Office

Director: Edward M. Cox, M.D., MPH
Deputy Director: John Farley, M.D., MPH
Associate Director for Regulatory Affairs: Katherine Schuman
Associate Director for Research: Thushi Amini, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Regulatory Science: Sunita Shukla, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Division of Anti-Infective Products (DAIP)

Director: Sumathi Nambiar, M.D., M.P.H.
Deputy Director: Dmitri Iarikov, M.D., Ph.D.

Division of Antiviral Products (DAVP)

Director: Debra Birnkrant, M.D.
Deputy Director: Jeffery Murray, M.D., M.P.H

Division of Transplant and Ophthalmology Products (DTOP)

Director: Ozlem Belen, M.D (Acting)
Deputy Director: Wiley Chambers, M.D.

OAP Research Activities

Overview of research needs, requests for information (RFIs), public workshops/meetings, opportunities for collaboration, externally awarded research studies, and other important research.

OAP Regulatory Science Activities


Mailing Address:

Food and Drug Administration
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Office of Antimicrobial Products
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Phone: (301) 796-1300
Fax: (301) 796-9887

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