Robert M. Califf Oral History Interview, 2019

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  • This oral history was conducted with Dr. Robert M. Califf on October 18, 2019 by Josephine McRobbie. The October 18, 2019 interview with Califf was conducted several weeks before Califf left Duke for a position at Google parent company, Alphabet as head of strategy and policy for Google Health and Verily Life Sciences. During the interview, Califf discusses his upbringing in South Carolina; his formation as a cardiologist; his work as a clinician, researcher, and administrator at Duke; and his 2016-2017 tenure as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Major topics include advances in cardiology, developments in clinical trial research, leadership, and mentorship.
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