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President Nominates Califf as New FDA Commissioner

Thursday, September 17, 2015  
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President Nominates Califf as New FDA Commission

The White House recently announced the nomination of Dr. Rob Califf, currently Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco, to lead the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as Commissioner. Dr. Califf's nomination is subject to a Senate confirmation.

"MDMA congratulates Deputy Commissioner Califf on his nomination to be the next commissioner of FDA," said Mark Leahey, President and CEO of MDMA. "We look forward to continue working with Dr. Califf to carry out our shared goals of providing patients and providers timely access to innovative medical technologies."

Dr. Margaret Hamburg, former FDA Commissioner, left FDA this spring, and Dr. Stephen Ostroff who was previously FDA's chief scientist has been leading FDA in the capacity of Acting Commissioner. Dr. Califf is a cardiologist who spent over three decades serving in various capacities at Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke University Medical Center before coming to FDA. Dr. Califf's bio can be viewed by clicking here.