White House Nominates Stephen Hahn as FDA Commissioner

November 4, 2019

As expected, President Trump nominated oncologist Stephen Hahn to be the next FDA Commissioner.

Hahn, chief medical executive of the MD Anderson Center in Houston, is a practicing radiation oncologist and a former researcher and clinician. He chaired the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Radiation Oncology from 2005 until 2015.

Pending confirmation of Hahn’s nomination by the Senate, the agency will be led by HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, Brett Giroir, who also is senior advisor to HHS Secretary Alex Azar for opioid policy.

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