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Presenter: Mr. Dr. R. Becker

Robert Becker is Chief Medical Officer for the Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health (OIR), Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), FDA, with special attention to inter-office coordination on regulation of newly emerging genetic/genomic IVD’s. Dr. Becker previously served as Director, Division of Hematology and Immunology Devices, in OIR (then named OIVD). He is experienced in regulation of IVD’s aimed at cell- and tissue-based specimens (e.g. classical hematology, flow cytometry, cytology, histopathology), plus blood coagulation tests, and immunoserologic tests. Dr. Becker earned his MD and PhD in Immunology at Duke University, and he is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology. He served in the United States Air Force as a pathologist at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC from 1983 to 2004, specializing in urologic pathology and with research and clinical service applying image analysis and flow cytometry to diagnostic pathology.


Department/Institute:Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health, Head
City:Silver Spring, MD 20993