Trump Nominates Dr. Stephen M. Hahn for FDA Commissioner Position

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Hahn is described by The New York Times as being “a skilled leader, with a laid-back, friendly approach that has helped to speed his ascendancy at the institutions where he has worked.” Hahn was interviewed by President Trump for the FDA commissioner role on Sept. 4, 2019. The administration has spent two months completing a lengthy background check on Hahn, having faced issues with several past nominations for other positions in the administration.

President Trump has chosen not to nominate Dr. Ned Sharpless, M.D., who has served as acting FDA commissioner since Gottlieb’s resignation.