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Daniel McChesney

United States of America
United States

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Current professional position and company/organization/institution

Director, Office of Surveillance and Compliance; Center for Veterinary Medicine; United States Food and Drug Administration

Other organizations he/she has worked with

United States Food and Drug Administration United States Department of Agriculture Codex FAO

Short presentation

Dr. Daniel G. McChesney is the Director of the Office of Surveillance and Compliance in FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine. He has served in this position since October 2003. Prior to becoming the Director, he served as the Deputy Director for the Office of Surveillance and Compliance (1999-2003) and as the Acting Director of the Division of Compliance. His Office is responsible for developing and implementing surveillance and compliance policy and actions concerning FDA regulatory responsibility with respect to animal drugs, feeds, food additives, veterinary medical devices, and other veterinary medical products. He joined FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) as a microbiologist in 1990 and served as the Center’s expert on microbial contaminants of animal feed, and application of HACCP programs to the feed industry. He received a B.S. in Biology from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia. Upon completing his degree, he entered the U.S. Army and was stationed at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (1978-1987) where he served as a research microbiologist. After completing his active military service, he was a senior investigator at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute responsible for determining the mechanism involved in increasing survival after radiation injury.

Main areas of expertise

Main sector of work experience

Governmental institutions,

Years of professional experience

more than 20 years

Country expertise on feed safety

United States of America

Academic qualifications

Bachelor: ,

University: biology ,

Advanced University: ,

MSc/MA: ,

PHD: microbiology ,

Feed safety is important (to me) because

A safe animal feed supply helps ensure healthy animals and people.


Native language: English

Other languages: English

Availabe for

Provision of advice and information, Participation to scientific or technical meetings,


Reference: Joel Newman

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