"Currently [February 2004], Dr. Mark McClellan serves as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. He previously served as a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Prior to that position, he worked at Stanford University as an Associate Professor and Director of the Program on Health Outcomes Research. He was also an attending physician for internal medicine at Stanford Health Services. Dr. McClellan earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Texas, his master's degree from Harvard University, his medical degree from Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology." 
On February 20, 2004, President George W. Bush announced his intention to nominate Mark McClellan of the District of Columbia to be the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.