William MacFarland

William MacFarland

Director, Division of Enforcement B, Office of Compliance, FDA/CDRH, FDA

William MacFarland is the director of the Division of Enforcement B within the Office of Compliance. In this position, he is responsible for overseeing the division’s 33 member review staff who review PMA Manufacturing Sections, Establishment Inspection Reports, recall classifications and compliance cases.Previously, Mr. MacFarland worked in CDRH’s Office of Device Evaluation as both a reviewer and Deputy Division Director in the Division of Cardiovascular Devices. Prior to his current work at FDA he was a consultant with Quintiles Consulting where he was responsible for providing clients with strategic regulatory guidance and managed their 510(k), PMA and IDE projects. Additionally, he developed medical product test strategies, provided review of non-clinical protocols and reports, and provides guidance on compliance with Design Controls throughout medical device development. Mr. MacFarland has also worked for Angiosonics, Inc. of Morrisville, NC as Director of Regulatory Affairs.

Mr. MacFarland received his MBA from University of Maryland in College Park, MD, and his MS in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.  He received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY. Currently he maintains a Professional Engineers license in Maryland and is an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Biomedical Auditor, Certified Software Quality Engineer, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence and Certified Reliability Engineer.