Robert M. Califf, MD, MACC
Dr. Robert Califf is the Head of Clinical Policy and Strategy for Google parent-company Alphabet’s Verily Life Sciences and Google Health. Prior to this, Dr. Califf was vice chancellor for health data science for the Duke University School of Medicine; director of Duke Forge, Duke’s center for health data science; and the Donald F. Fortin, M.D., Professor of Cardiology. He served as Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 2015-2016, and as FDA Commissioner from 2016-2017 under President Obama’s administration. A nationally and internationally recognized leader in cardiovascular medicine, health outcomes research, healthcare quality and clinical research, Dr. Califf is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and was founding director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute. He is also one of the most frequently cited authors in biomedical science. Dr. Califf remains an Adjunct Professor at Duke and Stanford University.