Director, OHT6: Office of Orthopedic Devices
Food and Drug Administration
Captain (CAPT/O-6) Raquel Peat, PhD, MPH, MS is a microbiologist and an Officer in the United States Public Health Service (USPHS). CAPT Peat has over 25 years of experience as a technical and regulatory expert, and as a manager and leader, in a variety of areas including drugs, medical devices and tobacco products. She is stationed at the Food and Drug Administration, as the Director for the Office of Health Technology 6: Office of Orthopedic Devices in the Office of Product Evaluation and Quality, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) and that office will be responsible for regulating orthopedic devices for premarket and postmarket activities in a Total Product Life Cycle organization. Prior to this position, she was the Director for the Division of Premarket and Labeling Compliance, in the Office of Compliance, in CDRH where she is in charge of enforcing premarket and postmarket requirements, as well as promotion, advertising and labeling requirements for medical devices. She has served in multiple scientific and regulatory positions in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research and the Center for Tobacco Products. She has participated in multiple deployments, to include those for hurricanes Irma, Maria, Sandy, Gustav, Katrina and Rita; the Washington, DC lead screening; and those for TOPOFF I and III exercises. CAPT Peat has received numerous citations for her efforts, including but not limited to the Surgeon General's Exemplary Service Medal and the 2008 Joseph Garcia Jr. Award for extraordinary excellence, contributions to the USPHS, Public Health in general, and continuous leadership in multiple roles. She has received her degrees; Doctor of Philosophy and Bachelor of Science from University of Maryland, Master of Science from Johns Hopkins University and Master of Public Health from George Washington University.
Monday, September 23
2:05 PM – 3:00 PM