Thomas J. Arista

Deputy Director of the Office of International Programs, India Office
Thomas Arista has been with the agency for 35+ years, initially working in the Dallas District Field Laboratory as a Microbiologist prior to the current position of Investigator/National Expert Pharmaceutical/ Biotechnology with the Office of Regulatory Affairs, Office Operations, Division of Medical Products and Tobacco Programs. As a member of the ORA National Expert Cadre of Field Investigators Mr. Arista performs routine domestic and International Inspections of pharmaceutical manufacturers e.g., API/Finished Dosage Forms that are regulated by CBER/CDER/CVM. Mr. Arista is a Board Member of FDA’s Drug Certification Program and currently involved with a number of training programs for Field Investigators, Compliance Office as well as Center Review Staff.