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President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate Scott Gottlieb of Connecticut, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs at the Department of Health and Human Services, vice Robert McKinnon Califf.

Dr. Gottlieb is a physician, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a venture partner at New Enterprise Associates.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Wesleyan University in 1994. He also holds a Doctor of Medicine from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1999 where he also completed his internship and residency.

In 2005, Dr. Gottleib was appointed as the Deputy Commissioner for Medical and Scientific Affairs at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

He was awarded the Visionary in Medicine Award by the Sarcoma Foundation of America in May 2007, the Food and Drug Administration’s Special Recognition Award in January 2007, and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services Administrator’s Citation in June 2004.