50 Most Influential Clinical Executives - 2019
Dr. Scott Gottlieb
Former commissioner, Food and Drug Administration
Dr. Scott Gottlieb accomplished a rare feat during his two-year tenure as head of the Food and Drug Administration—he earned praise from Republicans and Democrats alike. Although he stepped down in April, stakeholders hope the former commissioner’s endeavors will live on and influence future agency heads. During his tenure, Gottlieb offered an unfettered glimpse into the agency’s inner workings as he tackled drug pricing, vaping and nutrition, among other issues.