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Acting Commissioner

photo of ADM Brett P. Giroir, M.D.

Acting Commissioner of Food and Drugs

ADM Brett P. Giroir, M.D.

Deputy Commissioners

Photo of Amy Abernethy, M.D, Ph.D.

Principal Deputy Commissioner

Amy Abernethy, M.D., Ph.D.
Photo of Anna Abram

Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Legislation, and International Affairs

Anna Abram
photo of James Sigg

Deputy Commissioner for Operations and Chief Operating Officer

James Sigg
photo of Frank Yiannas

Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response

Frank Yiannas


Photo of James Tyler

Chief Financial Officer

James Tyler
Photo of Keagan Lenihan
Keagan Lenihan, Chief of Staff

Chief of Staff

Keagan Lenihan
Photo of RADM Denise Hinton

Chief Scientist

RADM Denise Hinton
Photo of Stacy Cline Amin

Chief Counsel

Stacy Cline Amin

Associate Commissioners

Photo of Mark Abdoo

Associate Commissioner for Global Policy and Strategy

Mark Abdoo
Photo of CAPT Richardae Araojo

Associate Commissioner for Minority Health

CAPT Richardae Araojo
Photo of Laura M. Caliguiri

Associate Commissioner for External Affairs, Acting Assistant Commissioner for Media Affairs

Laura Caliguiri
Photos of Karas Gross

Associate Commissioner for Legislative Affairs

Karas Gross
Photo of Melinda K. Plaiser, MSW

Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs

Melinda K. Plaisier, MSW
Photo of Lauren Roth, J.D.

Acting Associate Commissioner for Policy

Lauren Roth, J.D.
Photo of Lowell Schiller, J.D.

Principal Associate Commissioner for Policy

Lowell Schiller, J.D.
Photo of Mary Lou Valdez

Associate Commissioner for Diplomacy and Partnerships

Mary Lou Valdez
Photo of Kaveeta Vasisht

Acting Associate Commissioner for Women's Health

Kaveeta Vasisht, M.D., Pharm.D.

Assistant Commissioners


Acting Assistant Commissioner for Counterterrorism Policy

Michael Mair, M.P.H.
Photo of Erik Mettler, M.P.A, M.P.H.

Assistant Commissioner for Partnerships and Policy

Erik Mettler, M.P.A, M.P.H.
Photo of Ellen F. Morrison

Assistant Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco Operations

Ellen F. Morrison
Photo of Michael Rogers, M.S.

Assistant Commissioner for Human and Animal Food Operations

Michael C. Rogers, M.S.

Center Directors

Photo of Peter Marks, M.D, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research

Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D.
Photo of Susan T. Mayne, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Susan T. Mayne, Ph.D.
Photo of Richard Pazdur, M.D.

Director, Oncology Center of Excellence

Richard Pazdur, M.D.
Photo of Jeffrey E. Shuren, M.D, J.D.

Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health

Jeffrey E. Shuren, M.D., J.D.
Photo of William Slikker, Ph.D.

Director, National Center for Toxicological Research

William Slikker Jr., Ph.D.
Photo of Steven Solomon, DVM

Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine

Steven Solomon, DVM
Photo of Janet Woodcock, M.D.

Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

Janet Woodcock, M.D.
Photo of Mitch Zeller, J.D.

Director, Center for Tobacco Products

Mitch Zeller, J.D.

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