G2X TAKE: Bakul Patel, armed with nearly three decades of experience, to include serving as a digital-health visionary and entrepreneurial leader focused on creating, shaping, and implementing national and international public health strategies, takes on a new challenge as Director for the newly launched FDA Digital Health Center of Excellence.
In his new role, Bakul will lead this newly created center, which will provide centralized expertise and serve as a resource for digital health technologies and policy for digital health innovators, the public, and FDA staff. Bakul has been leading regulatory and scientific efforts related to digital health devices at the FDA since 2010.
Prior roles include:
- Director, Division of Digital Health – FDA
- Medical devices – FDA
- Principal Program Manager – EMC