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Susan McCune, M.D., MAEd, FAAP

National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters Board Member

Dr. Susan McCune is the Director in the Office of Pediatric Therapeutics (OPT) in the Office of the Commissioner at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). She joined the Agency in 2003 in the Division of Pediatric Drug Development, Office of Counter-Terrorism and Pediatric Drug Development, in the Center for Drug Development and Research (CDER). She was the Deputy Director in the Office of Translational Sciences in CDER from February, 2010, until January, 2017, when she joined OPT.

Dr. McCune received her medical degree from George Washington University following her undergraduate degree at Harvard University. She completed her internship, residency, chief residency, and neonatal fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine. For 15 years, while practicing academic pediatric and neonatal medicine at Johns Hopkins and Children's National Medical Center,​
Photograph of Susan McCune, MD, MAEd, FA
Dr. McCune continued her molecular biology research on adrenergic receptor ontogeny and expression in models of newborn brain injury in the Lab of Developmental Neurobiology, NICHD, NIH. In addition, she has a Masters in Education Technology Leadership from George Washington University, and certificates in Public Health from Georgetown and Regulatory Science from USC.

National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters (NACCD)

  • This page last reviewed: April 30, 2018