Califf To Leave Duke To Become FDA Deputy Commissioner

January 26, 2015 7:13 PM

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The FDA announced today that Duke University cardiologist Robert Califf will be the next FDA Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco. The agency said that Califf will be responsible for the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, the Center for Devices and Radiological Health and the Center for Tobacco Products.”

Califf replaces Steven Spielberg, who resigned last week due to an unspecified “family medical issue.” Califf will be the third person to hold the position, which was created by FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg as “part of a broader set of changes” emerging from an FDA reorganization, according to ...

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