Troy Tazbaz joins the FDA to lead the Digital Health Division and Center of Excellence

Life Science Partner is pleased to announce the recruitment of Troy Tazbaz to serve as the FDA’s new global leader in digital health technological advancement and regulation. Tazbaz is stepping into a new critical role created by the FDA’s CDRH within the Office of Strategic Partnerships and Technology Innovation where he will serve simultaneously as the Division Director for Digital Health and Director for the Digital Health Center of Excellence. In partnership with Jeff Shuren, MD, Suzanne Schwartz, MD, Life Science Partner identified Tazbaz as a seasoned, high-tech innovator who could manage the complexities of regulating the rapidly changing AI and digital health field while collaborating effectively across a web of multiple medically based companies and institutions.

In this new industry-leading role, Tazbaz will formulate policies on the implementation and regulation of digital health technologies in all medical product-related FDA studies. He will partner with a broad range of national and global government agencies, institutions, academia, and various organizations representing patients, consumers, and healthcare professionals. Tazbaz will be responsible for building the FDA’s key resources for establishing digital health guidelines and efficient regulatory pathways for the integration of digital, AI, and cloud-based technologies designed to improve patient care. Tazbaz joins the FDA after serving as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Operations for Oracle’s Industry Business Unit with more than $5B in revenue and over 25,000 employees. Earlier in his tenure at Oracle, he developed and launched the Healthcare business unit as acting General Manager where he led product management, development, sales, marketing, and back-office teams that developed and executed Oracle’s healthcare strategy, including the $28B Cerner acquisition.

“A thought-leader within the integrated world of cloud-based AI technology, Tazbaz is a thoughtful problem solver with a track record of successfully bridging multiple constituencies to accelerate AI adoption to improve efficiencies including patient care outcomes

Tom Callaway, MD, Founder of Life Science Partner.

Prior to joining Oracle, Tazbaz served in data solution leadership roles at Equinix, Ning, Clearwire and Bluemountain.com. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from San Diego State University.

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