Janet Woodcock, M.D.
Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, FDA. Dr. Woodcock held various positions within the Office of the Commissioner, FDA from October 2003- April 1, 2008 as Deputy Commissioner and Chief Medical Officer, Deputy Commissioner for Operations and Chief Operating Officer and Director, Critical Path Programs. She oversaw scientific and medical regulatory operations for FDA. Dr. Woodcock served as Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at FDA 1994-2005. She previously served in other positions at FDA including Director, Office of Therapeutics Research and Review and Acting Deputy Director, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. Dr. Woodcock received her M.D. from Northwestern Medical School, and completed further training and held teaching appointments at the Pennsylvania State University and the University of California in San Francisco. She joined FDA in 1986.