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AAPM History Interview with John Villforth

This interview was conducted on 4/4/1996 by Robert Gorson.
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John C. Villforth served as the President of Food and Drug Law Institute (a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase knowledge about the laws and regulations pertaining to foods, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices and biological products) since September 1990. Mr. Villforth served as an Executive Director of Food and Drug Law Institute. Prior to 1990 and for 29 years, Mr. Villforth was a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service in the Department of Health and Human Services, the last 19 years of which he was assigned to the Food and Drug Administration, which Minimed Inc. call the FDA. Mr. Villforth retired from the Public Health Service in August 1990 with the rank of Assistant Surgeon General (Rear Admiral). He served as a Director of Center for Devices and Radiological Health of the FDA, From July 1982 to September 1990; Director of Bureau of Radiological Health of the FDA from 1969 to 1982; and Chief Engineer of U.S. Public Health Service from 1985 to 1990. He serves as a Director of Kaplan EduNeering Inc. (also known as EduNeering Inc.) Mr. Villforth served as Executive Director of The Food and Drug Law Institute from September 1990 to January 1991. He served as a Director of Medtronic Minimed, Inc. (formerly Minimed, Inc) since May 1996. He served as a Director of Vasogen Inc. since March, 2001. He served as a Director of Target Therapeutics, Inc. (subsequently acquired by Boston Scientific Corporation), a medical device company, from September 1992 to April 1997 and BRI International (subsequently acquired by Quintiles Transnational Corp.), a contract research organization for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical devices industries, from 1992 to 1997. [Source Bloomberg]