Malvina Eydelman, MD '91
- Senior Medical Advisor, Food and Drug Administration, Center for Devices
and Radiological Health, Division of Opthalmic and ENT Devices
- United States representative to the International Standards Organization (ISO)
Dr. Eydelman received her bachelorís degree in electrical engineering from the Cooper Union in 1987. She received her MD from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard-MIT Division Health Sciences and Technology in 1991. A board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Eydelman completed an internship in internal medicine and residency in Ophthalmology at Long Island Jewish Hospital.
Dr. Eydelman joined FDA in 1995, and has held several posts where she has been responsible for assuring safety and effectiveness of ophthalmic medical devices. In her current position as the Senior Medical Advisor for FDAís Division of Opthalmic and ENT Devices, she acts as chief arbitrator on clinical issues within the division and to industry.
Dr. Eydelman is recognized by the ophthalmic community as the U.S. leading expert lectures extensively on topics of clinical trials, ophthalmic devices, and FDAís regulatory processes.
Through her involvement in the national and international standardization process, Dr. Eydelman developed twenty ophthalmic device standards. She authors a quarterly column in Eyeworld, focusing on FDA's regulation of ophthalmic devices. She has written many peer-reviewed publications and holds a U.S. Patent relating to New Instrumentation for Testing and Treatment of Visual Dysfunctions.