Billy Dunn, M.D.


Dr. Dunn was the founding director of the Office of Neuroscience, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a position he held since the founding of the office in 2019 through February 2023. He was responsible for the regulatory oversight of all research conducted to support neuroscience drug development, including the regulation and review of investigational new drug applications and marketing applications for drug and biologic products. From 2005 to 2019, he held positions of increasing seniority in the Division of Neurology Products, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, including his role as director of that division. Dr. Dunn is a trained neurologist and vascular neurologist with experience in basic research, clinical research, and clinical care. He earned his BA from the University of Virginia and his MD from the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland.