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Iilun Murphy, M.D. is the Director for the Office of Generic Drugs, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research as of June 18, 2023.
Dr. Murphy has been serving CDER as the Deputy Director for Clinical and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Generic Drugs since January 2020. She began her FDA career in 2007, joining CDER’s Office of New Drugs, Division of Gastroenterology and Inborn Errors of Metabolism Products as a medical officer. In 2011, Dr. Murphy transitioned to the newly developed Center for Tobacco Products serving in various leadership roles within the Office of Science until she returned to CDER in 2020. Dr. Murphy has a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and a Doctor of Medicine from Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed the Harvard University and Boston University Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics and is board certified in pediatric medicine. Dr. Murphy practiced pediatrics in both the private practice and inpatient hospital settings prior to joining the FDA. Dr. Murphy continues to be involved in clinical teaching as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine.