Francesca Joseph, MD
Pediatrician, Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health at Children’s National and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Francesca Joseph, M.D. is a Co-investigator for the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation at Children’s National, in which role she provides regulatory guidance to pediatric device innovators. She is a former Commissioner’s Fellow at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health, where she worked on an Agency initiative to advance the development of pediatric cardiovascular devices. Clinical review support for applications related to pediatric devices, or use of adult devices in pediatric patients, was also a key responsibility. As a Medical Officer in The Office of Orphan Products Development (OOPD) at FDA, she reviewed applications for Humanitarian Use Device (HUD) and orphan drug designation, assisted in the administration of the Pediatric Device Consortia Grant Program, while providing general clinical expertise to various other aspects of the OOPD mission. Dr. Joseph is currently a pediatrician in the Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health at Children’s National and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.