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M.D., Director of the Division of Ophthalmic and Ear, Nose and Throat Devices (DOED), FDA

For over 20 years, as an Expert Medical Officer, Senior Medical Advisor and Director of FDA’s Division of Ophthalmic, Neurological and Ear, Nose and Throat Devices, Dr. Eydelman has played a key role in assuring the safety and effectiveness of medical devices. Dr. Eydelman guided development of more than 50 international and national standards, oversaw development of numerous regulations and guidance; and convened over 30 public meetings of FDA Medical Device Committees. She originated numerous symposia and workshops to facilitate device innovation and has been instrumental in expediting development of novel endpoints for clinical trials of pioneering technologies. Dr. Eydelman has organized multi-stakeholder public- private partnerships and spearheaded many clinical and laboratory studies designed to improve the safety of medical devices. Dr. Eydelman received her M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School and a Doctorate in Health Sciences and Technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.). Dr. Eydelman has been granted a U.S. patent, published nearly 100 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and monographs and presented over 200 lectures worldwide.

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