CDRH names permanent director

May 26, 1999

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Jane Henney this month appointed Dr. David Feigal director of the agency’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. Feigal replaces former director Dr. Bruce Burlington, who left the FDA in March, and

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Jane Henney this month appointed Dr. David Feigal director of the agency’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. Feigal replaces former director Dr. Bruce Burlington, who left the FDA in March, and acting director Elizabeth Jacobson (SCAN 3/3/99). Feigal’s new position is effective immediately.

Feigal joined the FDA in 1992, and has served as head of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research’s division of antiviral drug products and as medical deputy director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. He was a principal investigator in studies that led the FDA to approve a drug-device combination that was one of the earliest therapies for AIDS.