Dr. Joseph Toerner received his undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton, his MD degree from Case Western Reserve University and his MPH degree from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He completed training in Internal Medicine at CWRU University Hospitals of Cleveland/Cleveland Veterans Administration Medical Center and completed fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at Georgetown University Medical Center. After spending four years as a clinician-educator and as assistant professor of medicine at University of California, San Diego, he joined FDA in 1998 as a medical reviewer. During his time at FDA he has held medical reviewer, team leader, and deputy director positions in review divisions in CDER and CBER. In March 2020 he was named Director of the Division of Hepatology and Nutrition in CDER.