Tim Philips

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Tim Philips is a quality assurance and regulatory affairs professional with over 30 years of experience in commodities regulated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). He is an expert and instructor in FDA law / regulation, quality systems, inspections, evidence development, enforcement actions, and product recalls with an emphasis on post-market compliance of medical devices.

Representative Experience

• Regulatory

• Quality

• Enforcement

• Quality System (a.k.a. GMP) assessments, investigations, and training

• Resolving FDA Warning Letters, Untitled Letters, and “Form 483” Inspectional Observations

• FDA “Regulatory Meetings”, information requests, and inspections

• Product field actions (e.g., corrections/removals, recalls, safety alerts)

• Mitigation and remediation of FDA enforcement actions

• Mock FDA audits


• Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Engineering (1986), University of Iowa – Iowa City, Iowa

Bar Admissions and Qualifications

• Assisted in the development of FDA’s original device investigator certification program and served as a performance auditor to evaluate candidates in the program


• American Federation of Government Employees, Local 3381 – Chief Steward

Faculty Appointments

• Adjunct Professor at the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN) in the Regulatory Science Program in the School of Engineering