Decoding Regulatory Affairs: Insights and Strategies for Entering the Field

Charles Tam is the Director of Regulatory Affairs and a member of the Leadership Team at Edwards Lifesciences. He joins Linda today on the Lifesciences Professional Podcast to explain what Regulatory Affairs is and the potential career opportunities.

Charles joined Edwards Lifesciences in 2014 and previously held progressive regulatory leadership roles at Abbott Laboratories, Johnson & Johnson Medical Companies, and Becton-Dickinson and Company Inc.

Bridging experiences across academia, government, and the private sector, Charles is passionate about enabling greater access to clinical research and medical technology innovation for all Canadians. He is a Sub-Committee Chair and Regulatory Affairs Steering Committee member at MedTech Canada and is an Advisor at the University of Toronto’s Health Innovation Hub (H2i), part of the Temerty Faculty of Medicine. Previously, he has served as a Councillor on the Coronary Artery and Vascular Disease Council at the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, retained on the roster of experts for Investigational Testing by Health Canada’s Health Products and Food Branch, and served as an elected Senator on the Toronto Metropolitan University’s Senate (formerly Ryerson University).

Charles obtained his MBA at the Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) and holds an Honours BSc from the University of Toronto.

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