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Robert Califf

Commissioner, US Food and Drug Administration

Robert M. Califf is commissioner of food and drugs at the US Food and Drug Administration. Califf is a nationally recognized expert in cardiovascular medicine, health outcomes research, health care quality, and clinical research, and a leader in the growing field of translational research. He was also commissioner in 2016 and previously deputy commissioner for medical products and tobacco. Prior to rejoining the FDA in 2022, Califf was head of medical strategy and senior advisor at Alphabet, contributing to strategy and policy for its health subsidiaries Verily Life Sciences and Google Health. Prior to Alphabet, he was professor of medicine and vice chancellor for clinical and translational research at Duke University, director of the Duke Translational Medicine Institute, and founding director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute.

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