Speaker Profile

M.D., Director, Office of Ophthalmic, Anesthesia, Respiratory, ENT and Dental Devices, FDA

Biography
Dr. Eydelman brings more than 20 years of dedication to the public health to her current role as a Director of Office of Ophthalmic, Anesthesia, Respiratory, ENT and Dental Devices. She leads a large, multidisciplinary staff that assures the safety and effectiveness of medical devices throughout the total product life cycle. 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.