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About the Office of Patient Affairs

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Who We Are

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The Office of Patient Affairs (OPA) is a small team in the Office of the Commissioner dedicated to providing an inviting, welcoming and meaningful experience for patient communities to engage with the FDA.

What We Do

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Lead patient engagement activities across the medical product Centers through:

  • Cross-cutting programs and activities
  • Public-private collaborations and partnerships
  • Enhancing external communication platform


Email: PatientAffairs@fda.hhs.gov

Phone: 301-796-8460

Patient Affairs Twitter: @FDAPatientInfo

Patients Ask FDA Webformwww.fda.gov/PatientsAskFDA













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