Suzanne Schwartz, MD, MBA
Director for Science and Strategic Partnerships
The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) at FDA
Suzanne has served as CDRH’s Director of Emergency Preparedness/Operations and Medical Countermeasures (EMCM) and in this capacity has been responsible for preparedness and incident response to all public health concerns involving or impacting medical devices, including cybersecurity of medical devices and their networked systems.
Suzanne’s programmatic efforts in medical device cybersecurity have since evolved beyond response to include increasing awareness, educating, outreach, partnering and coalition-building within the Healthcare and Public Health Sector (HPH) as well as fostering collaborations across other parts of government and the private sector.
Suzanne chairs the CDRH Cybersecurity Working Group which is tasked with formulating policy on medical device cybersecurity on behalf of the Agency. She also serves as co-chair of the Government Coordinating Council (GCC) for the HPH Critical Infrastructure Sector, focusing on the sector’s healthcare cybersecurity initiatives.
Suzanne earned an MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York in 1988, trained in General Surgery and Burn Trauma at the New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center; an executive MBA from NYU Stern School of Business in 2012, and completed Cohort X of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative – Harvard School of Public Health & Harvard Kennedy School of Government executive education in June 2013.