Deputy Center Director for Policy in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA

Ellen Flannery

Ellen J. Flannery currently serves as Deputy Center Director for Policy in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the Food and Drug Administration.  Prior to joining FDA in March 2018, she was an attorney advising and representing pharmaceutical and medical device companies and trade associations in matters arising under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.  Ms. Flannery was a member of three device-related committees of the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine), and taught food and drug law seminars at three law schools.  She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and past chair of the ABF Board of Directors, and is a member of the Mount Holyoke College Board of Trustees.  Ms. Flannery received a J.D. degree from Boston University School of Law and A.B. degree from Mount Holyoke College.