Trump Looks Beyond Doctors in FDA Commissioner Hunt

Source: Wall Street Journal

Jan 16, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly looking beyond traditional medical experts in his search for the new FDA commissioner, meeting with two Silicon Valley investors.

According to a Trump transition team official, Trump has met with James O’Neill, a managing director of the investment firm Mithril Capital Management, and Balaji S. Srinivasan, a venture capital board member who founded the genetic-counseling company, Counsyl Inc.

The current FDA commissioner, Robert Califf, who was confirmed by the Senate in early 2016, is a Duke University cardiologist and professor of medicine.

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