Director, Division of Infection Control and Plastic Surgery Devices, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Cynthia J. Chang, Ph.D. is the Director of the Division of Infection Control and Plastic Surgery Devices in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Cynthia has served in various positions in the FDA, most recently as the assistant director overseeing the Plastic Surgery Skin and Wound team and as the branch chief of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Devices Branch 2 (PRSB2) in the Division of Surgical Devices in CDRH. She has also served as a Senior Lead Reviewer and lead reviewer in PRSB2. She has detailed in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research and CDRH’s Division of Cardiovascular Devices. She started at FDA in 2011 as a Commissioner’s Fellow in the cross-center Regenerative Medicine Fellowship, which included training in the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research and CDRH.  Cynthia holds an undergraduate degree in bioengineering from Rice University, and she conducted her doctoral research through a collaborative program with the University of Oxford and the National Institutes of Health (NIH/NIAMS). Her thesis work focused on bone tissue engineering.

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