Brian Harvey, MD, PhD
Former U.S. FDA Director
Prior to his current career, Dr. Brian Harvey was the Vice President of U.S. Regulatory Strategy at Pfizer. Dr. Harvey also worked at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, in the medical devices (CDRH), biologics (CBER) and drugs (CDER) centers, including as director of FDA’s Division of Gastroenterology Products. In 2000-2001, he represented the FDA as an American Political Science Association (APSA) Congressional Fellow, where he worked on health and scientific issues in the U.S. Senate.
Dr. Harvey graduated with honors from Middlebury College in Vermont. He earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry, followed by his M.D. degree at the University of Connecticut. He conducted post-doctoral research at Harvard Medical School, followed by his internal medicine internship and residency at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital. He then completed a three year gastroenterology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, prior to joining the FDA.