FDA Appoints Frank M. Torti to Senior Leadership Position

May 8, 2008
BioPharm International Editors

Frank M. Torti, MD, has been appointed principal deputy commissioner and first ever chief scientist at the FDA.

Frank M. Torti, MD, has been appointed principal deputy commissioner and first ever chief scientist at the FDA. The newly created chief scientist position stems from the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007. As Chief Scientist and a member of the agency’s senior leadership team, Torti will support the launch of the FDA Fellowship Program, a new program that will work to ensure the quality and regulatory focus of the intramural research programs of the agency, and place special emphasis on the importance of clinical research trials.

FDA release