Susan Alpert

Susan Alpert, Ph.D., M.D. is currently the principle of SFA Regulatory, LLC, a one person firm focused on the strategies needed to place medical devices and other medical products into the global market.

She was a Corporate Senior Vice President for Global Regulatory at Medtronic, Inc. and prior to that VP Regulatory Science at C.R. Bard, Inc. She previously worked at the US FDA where she held a variety of management positions in the Centers dealing with drugs, devices and radiological health, and foods. She was Director of the Office of Device Evaluation from 1993-1999. Susan remains a member and was Chairperson of the board of SWHR (Society for Women’s Health Research), and has served on the board of the Food Drug Law Institute, the Medical Technology Leadership Forum, and Women Business Leaders. She is also a past Chair of the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society and a Fellow in that society.  In addition, Susan served on the Executive Committee of the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative and served two terms on the board of the Minnesota International Center.

Susan completed her undergraduate degree at Barnard College, Columbia University in New York City, and is a Pediatric Infectious Disease clinician with a PhD in Medical Microbiology from NYU and an MD from the University of Miami, who has practical experience in laboratory research and clinical trials.