After graduation from Amherst College in 1973, Kessler studied medicine at Harvard University, obtaining an M.D. degree in 1979. While at Harvard, Kessler obtained a J.D. degree in 1977 from the University of Chicago Law School. 
Jun 17, 2021 · David Kessler, who graduated from the Law School in 1978 and from Harvard Medical School in 1979, has made a difference in Americans’ health throughout his career. Among other things, he led the US Food and Drug Administration for more than six years, served as the dean of two major medical schools, and has authored best-selling books about health.
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firstname.lastname@example.org David Kessler Adjunct Professor of Law David Kessler graduated from University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Fels School of Government in 1997. Following law school he joined Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP where he focused on intellectual property litigation, e-discovery and data management.
David A. Kessler, M.D. 11/8/1990 - 2/28/1997 * Dr. David Kessler was born in New York in 1951. He graduated Amherst College in 1973, and then went on to earn a degree from Harvard Medical School...
- Specialized in Pediatrics
- Named to Head FDA
- Further Reading
Kessler's medical specialty was pediatrics. He served as an intern and resident in the Department of Pediatrics of the Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore. He was also a professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the Bronx, New York, teaching in the Department of Pediatrics, Epidemiology and Social Medicine. While medical dire...
He was named to head the agency by President George Bush's administration in 1990. Before Kessler's assumption of the FDA commissionership, certification of the efficacy and safety of drugs and vitamin pills had been long and cumbersome. The agency had got entangled in allegations of fraud concerning generic drugs. It had been charged with ignoring...
Additional material may be found in Kessler's own works, especially in such articles as "Addressing the Problem of Misleading Advertising" in Annals of Internal Medicine (June 1, 1992) and "Regulating the Prescribing of Human Drugs for Nonapproved Uses Under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act," Harvard Journal of Legislation (1978); in published spee...
May 06, 2008 · David Kessler '09 will have an article published in the January 2009 edition of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. Though students regularly publish "notes" in law reviews and journals, it is more unusual for them to have articles published.