Associate Director for Science and Strategic Partnerships
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Suzanne B. Schwartz, MD, MBA, is the Associate Director for Science and Strategic Partnerships in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) at the FDA. In this role, Suzanne is directly involved in preparedness and incident response for matters concerning cybersecurity of medical devices and their networked systems. Her programmatic efforts in this area have evolved beyond response to include increasing awareness, outreach, partnering, and coalition-building within the entire medical device ecosystem. Within the Center, Suzanne leads the Medical Device Cybersecurity Strategic Initiative, chairing the CDRH Cybersecurity Working Group where policy and guidance development occurs. She also serves as co-chair of the Government Coordinating Council (GCC) for the Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Sector. Her efforts in this role are mainly focused on strategic engagement of Sector stakeholders to strengthen cybersecurity for the HPH critical infrastructure.