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David A. Kessler
|Co-Chair of the COVID-19 Advisory Board|
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Mike Pence|
|17th Commissioner of Food and Drugs|
November 8, 1990 – February 28, 1997
|President||George H. W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Frank Young|
|Succeeded by||Jane E. Henney|
David Aaron Kessler
May 13, 1951
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Education||Amherst College (BA)|
University of Chicago (JD)
Harvard University (MD)
David Aaron Kessler (born May 13, 1951) is an American pediatrician, lawyer, author, and administrator (both academic and governmental). He was the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from November 8, 1990 to February 28, 1997.
On November 9, 2020, Kessler was announced as one of the three co-chairs of Joe Biden's COVID-19 Advisory Board, alongside former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and Yale public health professor Marcella Nunez-Smith in his administration.
- "David A. Kessler, MD". BIO (Annual International Convention) 2004 Newsroom. 2004-06-14. http://www.bio.org/events/2004/media/brunch/kessler.asp. Retrieved 2007-12-16.
- Feuer, Will (2020-11-07). "President-elect Joe Biden announces Covid task force" (in en). https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/07/president-elect-joe-biden-to-announce-covid-task-force-on-monday.html.
- Official FDA Bio
- David A. Kessler Named New Dean of UCSF School of Medicine Archived 2007-01-27 at the Wayback Machine
- "Bacon as a Weapon of Mass Destruction" - video by Democracy Now!