The United States Senate confirmed Dr. Robert M. Califf to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs on Wednesday, February 24th. Dr. Califf was sworn into office on February 25th.
Dr. Califf has served since February 2015 as the FDA's Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco. He is a respected cardiologist and internationally known expert in cardiovascular medicine, health outcomes research, and clinical research.
Prior to joining FDA, Dr. Califf was a professor of medicine and vice chancellor for clinical and translational research at Duke University. He also served as director of the Duke Translational Medicine Institute and founding director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute.