Dr. Frank Young was a previous Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and had served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

He was most recently Executive Vice President for Clinical, Regulatory Affairs, and Quality and had served in a leadership capacity with multiple other life sciences companies. Previous to his appointment to lead the FDA, Dr. Young was Dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry and Vice President for Health Affairs at the University of Rochester.

While serving at the U.S. Department of Health Human Services, Dr. Young received the Inspector General’s Award for Outstanding Integrity, and the Surgeon General’s Exemplary Service Medal from the U.S. Public Health Service. Dr. Young was a member of the National Academy of Medicine. In 2015, he received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American College of Toxicology.

Dr. Young contributed to more than 200 scientific publications in microbiology, biotechnology and pathology.