Donald Trump to tap Scott Gottlieb to head FDA - White House official

Scott Gottlieb is seen in an American Enterprise Institute photo released March 10, 2017.
Scott Gottlieb is seen in an American Enterprise Institute photo released March 10, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump plans to nominate Dr Scott Gottlieb, a physician and conservative health policy expert, to head the US Food and Drug Administration, a White House official confirmed on Friday (March 10).

Gottlieb, 44, is a resident fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute think-tank and a partner at a large venture capital fund.