William Maisel
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William Maisel, MD, MPH

Deputy Center Director for Science & Chief Scientist, CDRH, FDA

William H. Maisel, MD, MPH is Chief Scientist and Deputy Center Director for Science at FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).  He is responsible for providing leadership in the development, implementation, execution, management and direction of the Center’s broad national and international biomedical science programs.   

Prior to joining FDA, Dr. Maisel was Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School with more than 15 years of clinical experience as a Board-certified cardiologist.

He is former Chair of the FDA Circulatory System Medical Device Advisory Committee and is a former member of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Coverage Advisory Committee.  Dr. Maisel received his undergraduate degree in biology from MIT, his medical degree from Cornell Medical College, and his Masters in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.  He has published more than 120 research manuscripts, book chapters, and scientific abstracts on regulatory science, device innovation, and medical device safety and effectiveness.