Robert Califf

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Robert Califf
Robert M. Califf, FDA Commissioner.jpg
22nd and 25th Commissioner of Food and Drugs
Assumed office
February 17, 2022
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byStephen Hahn
In office
February 22, 2016 – January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byMargaret Hamburg
Succeeded byScott Gottlieb
Personal details
Born1951 (age 70–71)
Anderson, South Carolina, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationDuke University (BS, MD)

Robert Califf (born 1951) is an American cardiologist and politician. He is the Commissioner of Food and Drugs since 2022 during the Joe Biden administration. He held the same job from September 2015 to January 2017 during the Barack Obama presidency.[1]

President Joe Biden renominated Califf to head the Food and Drug Administration on November 12, 2021.[2] On February 15, 2022, the United States Senate confirmed his nomination by a 50-46 vote.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Tavernise, Sabrina (19 September 2015). "F.D.A. Nominee Califf's Ties to Drug Makers Worry Some". New York Times. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  2. "Biden nominates Robert Califf as FDA commissioner". NBC News. Retrieved 2021-11-12.
  3. Senate confirms Biden's nominee for FDA commissioner