Dr Steven K. Galson, MD, MPH, is the former Senior Vice President, Research and Development at Amgen. He first joined Amgen in 2010 as Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs.
Prior to Amgen, Galson was Senior Vice President for Civilian Health Operations and Chief Health Scientist at Science Applications International Corporation. He spent more than 20 years in government service, serving as the acting Surgeon General of the United States and director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.
Galson began his career as an epidemiological investigator at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He held senior-level positions at the Environmental Protection Agency; the Department of Energy; and the Department of Health and Human Services.
Galson holds a BS from Stony Brook University, an MD from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health.