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David Kessler

Pediatrician, Lawyer, Author and Former Commissioner, US Food & Drug Administration

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 David Kessler Biography

Dr. Kessler is the former Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration (1990-1997). He was appointed by President G. H. W. Bush and reappointed by President Clinton. He has also served as the dean of the medical schools at Yale and the University of California-San Francisco and is currently a professor of pediatrics and epidemiology and biostatistics at UCSF.

Dr. Kessler has a wide range of experience in research, clinical medicine, education, administration, and the law. He is a 1973 magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst and received his JD from The University of Chicago Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review, in 1978, and his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1979. He did his internship and residency in pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 1986, he earned an advanced professional certificate from the New York University Graduate School of Business Administration.

Dr. Kessler's book, A Question of Intent (PublicAffairs, 2001), chronicles his tenure at the FDA and, in particular, the agency's battle against tobacco. In addition, Dr. Kessler has published numerous articles in The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and other major medical journals. His latest book, The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite (Rodale, 2009), was an instant New York Times bestseller. He serves on the boards of various organizations and is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the recipient of a number of awards and honors.

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  • The Tobacco Industry: Impact & Influence

  • Big Pharma Drug Regulation & Approval

  • Obesity & Food in America

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David Kessler

Pediatrician, Lawyer, Author and Former Commissioner, US Food & Drug Administration

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David Kessler Biography

Dr. Kessler is the former Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration (1990-1997). He was appointed by President G. H. W. Bush and reappointed by President Clinton. He has also served as the dean of the medical schools at Yale and the University of California-San Francisco and is currently a professor of pediatrics and epidemiology and biostatistics at UCSF.

Dr. Kessler has a wide range of experience in research, clinical medicine, education, administration, and the law. He is a 1973 magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst and received his JD from The University of Chicago Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review, in 1978, and his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1979. He did his internship and residency in pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 1986, he earned an advanced professional certificate from the New York University Graduate School of Business Administration.

Dr. Kessler's book, A Question of Intent (PublicAffairs, 2001), chronicles his tenure at the FDA and, in particular, the agency's battle against tobacco. In addition, Dr. Kessler has published numerous articles in The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and other major medical journals. His latest book, The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite (Rodale, 2009), was an instant New York Times bestseller. He serves on the boards of various organizations and is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the recipient of a number of awards and honors.

David Kessler Videos

  • Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business | Full Documentary - YouTube
  • Whistle Where You Work #23 - A Conversation with Dr. David Kessler
  • The FDA, Big Pharma & Consumers: Time to Overhaul the Agency ...

David Kessler Speaking Topics

  • The Tobacco Industry: Impact & Influence

  • Big Pharma Drug Regulation & Approval

  • Obesity & Food in America

FAQs on booking David Kessler

  • How to book David Kessler?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like David Kessler for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for David Kessler, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for David Kessler or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book David Kessler?

    Booking fees for David Kessler, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire David Kessler, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for David Kessler?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David Kessler for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book David Kessler for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent David Kessler or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for David Kessler or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

David Kessler is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book David Kessler for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. David Kessler generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ian Morrison, Hugh Evans, Peter Salgo, Joe Flower and Juan Williams. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling David Kessler for an upcoming event.

David Kessler Speaker Videos

  • Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business | Full Documentary - YouTube
    Whistle Where You Work #23 - A Conversation with Dr. David Kessler
  • The FDA, Big Pharma & Consumers: Time to Overhaul the Agency ...
    Deep Dive: Six FDA Commissioners Take the Stage - YouTube
  • Former FDA Head Breaks Silence on America's Opioid Epidemic ...

David Kessler Speaking Topics

  • The Tobacco Industry: Impact & Influence

  • Big Pharma Drug Regulation & Approval

  • Obesity & Food in America

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