Dr. von Eschenbach has served on our Board of Directors since 2021. He was appointed acting commissioner of the FDA in 2005, and confirmed as commissioner in 2006. He remained in that role until his resignation in 2009. Prior to that, he served as director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 2002 to 2006. He served as a physician, surgeon, oncologist and executive at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center from 1976 until 2002.
Dr. von Eschenbach earned a B.S. from St. Joseph’s University and a M.D. from Georgetown University. He served as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Naval Medical Corps. His residency was at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. He also completed a fellowship in Urologic Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.