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  1. FDA Leadership: 1907 to Today

Commissioners

Scott Gottlieb, M.D. small bio photo
Scott Gottlieb, M.D.
05/11/2017 -
04/05/2019

link to biography of Robert M. Califf, M.D.
 Robert M. Califf, M.D.
02/24/2016 -
01/20/2017

link to biography of Margaret Hamburg, M.D.
Margaret Hamburg, M.D.
05/22/2009 -
04/04/2015

Andrew von Eschenbach Portrait
Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D.
12/13/2006 -
1/20/2009

link to biography of Lester M. Crawford, M.D., Ph.D.
Lester M. Crawford, D.V.M., Ph.D.
7/18/2005 -
9/23/2005

link to biography of Mark B. McClellan, M.D., Ph.D
Mark B. McClellan, M.D., Ph.D
11/14/2002 -
3/26/2004

link to biography of Jane E. Henney, MD.
Jane E. Henney, M.D.
1/17/1999 -
1/19/2001

link to biography of David A. Kessler, MD
David A. Kessler, M.D.
11/8/1990 -
2/28/1997

link to biography of Frank E. Young, MD, PhD
Frank E. Young, MD, Ph.D.
7/15/1984 -
12/17/1989

 

link to biography of Arthur H. Hayes, M.D.
Arthur H. Hayes, M.D.
4/13/1981 -
9/11/1983


 

link to biography of Jere E. Goyan, PhD
Jere E. Goyan, Ph.D.
10/21/1979 -
1/20/1981

 

link to biography of Donald Kennedy, PhD
Donald Kennedy, Ph.D.
4/4/1977 -
6/30/1979


 

link to biography of Alexander M. Schmidt, MD
Alexander M. Schmidt, M.D.
7/20/1973 -
11/30/1976

 

link to biography of Charles C. Edwards, MD
Charles C. Edwards, M.D.
12/13/1969 -
3/15/1973

 

link to biography of Herbert L. Ley, Jr., MD
Herbert L. Ley, Jr., M.D.
7/1/1968 -
12/12/1969

 

link to biography of James L. Goddard
James L. Goddard, M.D.
1/17/1966 -
7/1/1968
 

link to biography of George P. Larrick
George P. Larrick
8/12/1954 -
12/27/1965

link to biography of Charles W. Crawford
Charles W. Crawford
6/1/1951 -
7/31/1954

 

link to biography of Paul B. Dunbar, Ph.D.
Paul B. Dunbar, Ph.D.
5/6/1944 -
5/31/1951
 

link to biography of Walter G. Campbell
Walter G. Campbell
7/16/1921 -
6/30/1924 &
7/1/1927 -
4/30/1944
 
 

link to biography of Charles A. Browne
Charles A. Browne
7/1/1924 -
6/30/1927

 

link to biography of Carl L. Alsberg, MD
 Carl L. Alsberg, M.D.
12/16/1912 -
7/15/1921
 

link to biography of Harvey W. Wiley, MD
Harvey W. Wiley, M.D.
1/1/1907 -
3/15/1912