Robert M. Califf, M.D., M.A.C.C.

Head of Clinical Policy and Strategy
Verily and Google Health
Adjunct Professor
Duke University and Stanford University

M.D. (1978) – Duke University School of Medicine
Internship/Residency - University of California, San Francisco - Internal Medicine
Fellowship in Cardiology - Duke University School of Medicine


Robert M. Califf, MD, MACC, is vice chancellor for health data science for the Duke University School of Medicine; director of Duke Forge, Duke's center for health science; and the Donald F. Fortin, MD, Professor of Cardiology. He is also an advisor for Verily Life Sciences. Dr. Califf served as Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 2015 - 2016, and as Commission of Food and Drugs from 2016 - 2017. A nationally and internationally recognized leader in cardiovascular medicine, health outcomes research, healthcare quality, and clinical research, Dr. Califf is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Califf was the founding director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute and is one of the most frequently cited authors in biomedical science.