Andrew von Eschenbach, MD

Dr. von Eschenbach currently serves as President of Samaritan Health Initiatives, Inc., and as an Adjunct Professor at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is the former Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration and former Director of National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. He is the former President of the American Cancer Society and was a founding member of the National Dialog on Cancer. In 2006, TIME Magazine named him one of the “100 most influential people to shape the world,” and he was selected in both 2007 and 2008 as one of the Modern Healthcare/Modern Physician’s “50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare.” He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA and Bausch Health, and he is a Histosonics shareholder. Dr. von Eschenbach received his undergraduate degree from St. Joseph’s University and his MD from Georgetown University.