Suzanne Schwartz is FDA’s Director of Emergency Preparedness/Operations and Medical Countermeasures in the Office of the Center Director at CDRH. Initially recruited in 2010 as a Commissioner’s Fellow, she became a Medical Officer in the Office of Device Evaluation, Division of Surgical Orthopedic and Restorative Devices, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Branch in August 2011.
Suzanne spearheads the InterCenter Wound Healing Working Group and represents FDA in several inter-Agency working groups and integrated program teams for the Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats. Before joining FDA, she was a full time surgical faculty member at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. Prior to that Suzanne was Medical Director & Tissue Bank Director of Ortec International, a startup biotechnology company focused on tissue engineering therapeutic approaches to burns and chronic wounds.
Suzanne earned an MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1988, an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business in 2012, and currently is enrolled in the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative – Harvard School of Public Health & Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Cohort X, December 2012-June 2013.