Dr. Murray Sheldon is the Associate Director for Technology & Innovation at the FDA, and a member of the EXCITE International Advisory Council.
Dr. Murray Sheldon, MD received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1975 and his cardiovascular fellowship at the University of California, Davis and the Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in New York.
After practicing cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery in Northern California for over 20 years, he entered the medical device industry, leading device development projects and providing expert consultative services to numerous device development firms.
Dr. Sheldon joined the FDA in 2013 as the Associate Director for Technology and Innovation overseeing the Center's initiative to proactively facilitate medical device innovation to address unmet public health needs and to align what is traditionally done at FDA with what is required to support the US medical device ecosystem. His primary focus is working with FDA staff, the medical device industry, the clinical community and other stakeholders on ways to facilitate bringing innovative medical devices to the patients in the US first in the world.
Dr. Sheldon currently leads the Medical Device Payer Communication Task Force, identifying methods to streamline the path from FDA approval to reimbursement.
Associate Director for Technology & Innovation, FDA