Dr. Torti appointed to FDA leadership roles

April 24, 2008

The FDA announced the appointment of Frank M. Torti, MD, as its principal deputy commissioner and first chief scientist.

The FDA announced the appointment of Frank M. Torti, MD, as its principal deputy commissioner and first chief scientist.

Dr. Torti, who has written extensively on prostate and bladder cancer, is responsible for ensuring the quality and regulatory focus of the intramural research programs of the agency, with emphasis on clinical research trials.

He serves on the National Institutes of Health National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and is president of the Cancer Biology Training Consortium. He also is an NIH MERIT Award recipient.

Dr. Torti is the Charles L. Spurr Professor of Medicine, chair of the department of cancer biology, and director of the comprehensive cancer center at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. He previously was on the faculty at Stanford University, Stanford, CA.