The dean of the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine, David Kessler, M.D., has been cleared of allegations of improper spending in an internal probe by the universitys auditors office. In 2005, an anonymous whistle-blower complained that Kessler, 56, overspent reserves after becoming dean in 2003, threatening the solvency of the medical school. As of July 2006, the deans office had a fund balance of $75 million, according to the report. The 15-page report found no basis in the seven allegations against Kessler, including that his recruitment was not compliant with university compensation policies. Kessler served as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from 1990 to 1997.
Kessler, David, M.D.
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