This week, our featured physician executive is Stephen Spielberg, MD, PhD.
Dr. Spielberg was recently appointed the deputy commissioner for medical products and tobacco for the FDA. Dr. Stephen Spielberg, MD, PhD, a former dean of Dartmouth Medical School and current director of the Center for Personalized Medicine and Therapeutic Innovation at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, will oversee the Centers for drug, biologics, medical devices and tobacco products, and will also oversee Special Medical programs. Spielberg, who becomes deputy commissioner for medical products and tobacco, spent seven years at J&J, where he headed pediatric clinical trials internationally until 2003, having joined from Merck, where he did research in pharmacogenetics and chaired PhRMA's pediatric task force. He has served on the FDA's scientific advisory board for the past two years.