Robert Califf to head FDA

Monday 15 November 2021

United States

Robert Califf, a professor of medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine, is to be nominated to lead the US Food and Drug Administration – a position he held during the final year of the Obama administration and will return to under the Biden presidency. A cardiologist, Dr Califf has been vice chancellor for clinical and translational research at Duke and was founding director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute, where he led many clinical trials.