Office of the Director
The Office of the Director (OD) of the National Heart,
Lung, and Blood Institute provides overall planning, direction, coordination,
and evaluation of the Institute's programs, and coordinates all related Federal
health programs. The OD collects, develops, and disseminates information on the
diseases of the heart, lung, and blood, on sleep disorders, and on transfusion
medicine, with an emphasis disease prevention; and conducts and fosters
educational programs for scientists and clinicians. It provides leadership in
the transfer and assessment of information for the scientific community and the
lay public, and establishes internal Institute policy for program and
administrative operations, maintaining surveillance over their implementation.
Please visit the Director's Corner for more information about the Director, Announcements and Legislative Information.
Phone numbers are available in the Abbreviated Staff Directory.