Daniel Schultz, M.D.
Principal, Medical Devices & Combination Products, Greenleaf Health, LLC
Dr. Daniel Schultz joined Greenleaf Health following a distinguished 35-year career devoted to supporting and advancing Americans’ public health as a physician, teacher, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official and member of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS).
Dan continues his commitment to public health at Greenleaf, where as Principal for Medical Devices and Combination Products he provides strategic consulting services and works with Greenleaf clients to bring innovative devices to patients.
As Director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) at FDA from 2004 to 2009, Dan was responsible for seven FDA offices and more than 1,000 agency employees. He led the development, implementation and evaluation of regulatory policies concerning medical devices and radiation-emitting products. He also established national goals and policies to ensure that FDA and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) objectives were met.
Dan began his 15-year FDA career in 1994 as a Medical Officer in the General Surgery Devices branch of the CDRH’s Office of Device Evaluation, advancing in 1995 to the position of Chief Medical Officer in the Office of Device Evaluation in the division of Reproductive, Abdominal, ENT, and Radiological Devices. He served as Division Director from 1998 to 2001.
Dan became Deputy Director for Clinical and Review Policy in the Office of Device Evaluation in 2001 and Director of the Office of Device Evaluation the following year. Named Director of CDRH in 2004, he remained in that role until stepping down in August of 2009.
During his FDA stint, Dan also used his medical knowledge and experience as Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and as a member of the Surgical Staff at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD.
Prior to joining FDA, Dan served as a member of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS). During postings at Indian Health Service hospitals in Arizona and New Mexico, he provided medical care for people living in the Navajo Nation and Indian Pueblos. Dan received multiple awards for his service, including the Public Health Service Outstanding Medal.
A New York City native, Dan is a graduate of the City College of New York. He received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh and is Board-certified in Surgery and Family Practice.