- 20 years as a practicing physician/surgeon, 15 years at CDRH FDA regulating medical devices in the US and over a decade as Principal for Medical Devices and Combination Products at Greenleaf Health
- Specialist in medical devices and combination products
- Patient care, device regulation at multiple levels within CDRH, consulting for industry on medical device regulation in the US
Dr. Daniel Schultz joined Greenleaf following a distinguished 35-year career devoted to supporting and advancing Americans’ public health as a physician, teacher, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official, and member of the US Public Health Service (USPHS). He has been recognized many times for his contributions and dedication to public health.
Dan continues his commitment to public health at Greenleaf as Principal of Medical Devices & Combination Products, where he provides strategic consulting services and works with Greenleaf clients to bring safe and innovative devices to patients.
As Director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) at FDA from 2004–2009, Dan was responsible for seven FDA offices and more than 1,000 agency employees. He led the development, implementation, and evaluation of regulatory policies concerning medical devices and radiation-emitting products.
Dan began his 15-year FDA career in 1994 as a Medical Officer in the General Surgery Devices branch of the CDRH’s Office of Device Evaluation. In 1995, he advanced to Chief Medical Officer in the Office of Device Evaluation in the division of Reproductive, Abdominal, ENT, and Radiological Devices. He served as Division Director from 1998–2001. Dan became Deputy Director for Clinical and Review Policy in the Office of Device Evaluation in 2001 and Director of the Office of Device Evaluation the following year.
During his time at FDA, Dan took advantage of his medical knowledge and experience as Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and as a member of the Surgical Staff at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.
Before joining FDA, Dan served as a member of USPHS. During postings at Indian Health Service hospitals in Arizona and New Mexico, he provided medical care for people living in the Navajo Nation and Indian Pueblos. Dan received multiple awards for his service, including the Public Health Service Outstanding Medal.
A New York City native, Dan is a graduate of the City College of New York. He received his M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and is board certified in Surgery and Family Practice.