Current Positions

December 2016-present

President-Elect, American Association for the Advancement of Science

April 2015-present

Foreign Secretary, National Academy of Medicine

Past Positions

May 2009-April 2015

Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration

June 2004-May 2009

Senior Scientist, Nuclear Threat Initiative

Jan 2001-June 2004

Vice President for Biological Programs, Nuclear Threat Initiative

Jan 2001-Jan 2002

Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic & International Studies

Nov 1997-Jan 2001

Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Sept 1997- Oct 1997

Consultant, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

June 1991- April 1997

Health Commissioner, New York City Department of Health

June 1990-May 1991

Deputy Commissioner, Family Health Services, New York City Department of Health

May 1989-May 1990

Assistant Director, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases

May 1989-May 1990

Assistant Director, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases

Jan 1988-May 1989

Special Assistant to the Director, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases

Aug 1988-May 1990

Volunteer Attending Physician, The Washington Free Clinic

1986-1988

Special Assistant to the Director, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

1985-1986

Guest Investigator, The Rockefeller University

Certification and Licensure

  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine (1986)
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners (1984)
  • New York State Medical License (1984)

Academic Affiliations

July 1991-Oct 1997

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cornell University Medical College

July 1991-Oct 1997

Assistant Professor of Clinical Public Health, Columbia University School of Public Health

Sept 1986-May 1990

Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine

Education/Training

1992

Scholar, Public Health Leadership Institute, Centers for Disease Control/University of California

1983-1986

Intern/Resident in Internal Medicine, The New York Hospital Cornell University Medical College

1979-1983

M.D., Harvard Medical School

1973-1978

B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Harvard College