July 12, 2022
EPPC Fellow David Gortler’s work on animal testing in drug development was featured by both People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. His questioning of FDA-mandated animal testing in light of new OOC technology was praised by both organizations.
David Gortler, Pharm.D. FCCP is a Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center whose work focuses on FDA oversight and accountability. Dr. Gortler is a pharmacologist and pharmacist and a Yale-trained bench research scientist in molecular biology with a subspecialty in the field of vascular medicine. He was a professor of pharmacology and biotechnology at the Yale University School of Medicine, where he also served at Yale’s Center for Bioethics, and was an FDA Medical Officer who was later appointed by the White House to serve on the FDA’s Senior Executive Leadership Team as senior advisor to the FDA Commissioner.