Healthcare Security Forum

December 7 - 8, 2020
| Digital Summit


Deputy Director, Office of Strategic Partnerships and Technology in CDRH
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Suzanne B. Schwartz, MD, MBA is the deputy director (and acting office director) Office of Strategic Partnerships & Technology Innovation (OST) in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) at the FDA.

Suzanne’s programmatic efforts in medical device cybersecurity extend beyond incident response to include increasing awareness, educating, outreach, partnering and coalition-building within the Healthcare and Public Health sector (HPH) as well as fostering collaborations across other parts of government and the private sector. Suzanne was recently recognized with an award for Excellence in Innovation at FDA’s Women’s History Month on March 1st 2018 for her work in Medical Device Cybersecurity.

Suzanne chairs the CDRH Cybersecurity Working Group, which is tasked with formulating policy on medical device cybersecurity on behalf of the agency. She also serves as co-chair of the Government Coordinating Council (GCC) for the HPH Critical Infrastructure Sector, focusing on the sector’s healthcare cybersecurity initiatives