Stephen Hahn. MD Anderson

Stephen Hahn, 'clear fron­trun­ner' for FDA com­mish job, has met with Trump — re­ports

MD An­der­son of­fi­cial Stephen Hahn is now re­port­ed­ly a top can­di­date to lead the FDA, pos­si­bly re­plac­ing act­ing com­mis­sion­er — and crowd fa­vorite — Ned Sharp­less.

Hahn, chief med­ical ex­ec­u­tive and chief of ra­di­a­tion on­col­o­gy at the Hous­ton-based can­cer cen­ter, made the leap from un­named can­di­date to top con­tender vir­tu­al­ly overnight, with mul­ti­ple news out­lets get­ting word that he’s the on­ly fi­nal­ist out of three to meet with Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump about a po­ten­tial nom­i­na­tion. Politi­co Pro re­port­ed that he’s a “clear fron­trun­ner” and “will be the nom­i­nee pend­ing a suc­cess­ful back­ground check” cit­ing sources, just one day af­ter the Wall Street Jour­nal first iden­ti­fied him in the run­ning.

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