IMDRF 2023

24th session

25-26 September 2023 | Berlin, Germany

Kenneth J. Cavanaugh

Deputy Office Director, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Dr. Kenneth J. Cavanaugh Jr. has been employed at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Devices and Radiological Health since 2003 and is currently a Deputy Director in FDA’s Office of Cardiovascular Devices. 

In this role, he is part of the management team responsible for overseeing pre-market review, post-market surveillance, and compliance-related activities for all cardiovascular devices in the United States. Dr. Cavanaugh has also worked extensively in the areas of standards and guidance development and international harmonization, including participation in several IMDRF Working Groups along with other global regulatory convergence efforts. He has also contributed to ISO and ASTM International work items involving general aspects of medical devices and cardiovascular device evaluation.