George SigouanasMS, PhD
George Sigounas, M.S., Ph.D, became Administrator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
HRSA is the primary Federal agency for improving health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable. HRSA's $10.5 billion annual budget (FY 2016) expands access to quality health care through an array of grants to state and local governments, health care providers and health professions training programs.
Before coming to HRSA, Dr. Sigounas spent 23 years as Professor of Medicine at the East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine in Greenville, NC where he helped establish the Bone Marrow Transplantation Program. He directed the Cellular Therapies Clinical Unit which provided the Bone Marrow Transplantation Program with the cells used to transplant cancer patients. During this period, he also served as an Inspector for the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). FACT is the non-profit corporation that inspects and accredits facilities and programs in the field of cellular therapies worldwide.