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Marlene E. Haffner, MD, MPH

Title: Principal and Founder
Company: Haffner Associates, LLC
Location: Rockville, Maryland, United States

Marlene E. Haffner, principal and founder at Haffner Associates, LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in treatment and prevention of rare and devastating diseases.

With 52 years of experience to her credit, Dr. Haffner has excelled as president, principal, founder, and chief executive officer at Haffner Associates, LLC since 2009. She began her career with multiple assignments at the United States Public Health Service from 1971 to 2007. She worked as director of orphan products development at the Food and Drug Administration from 1986 to 2007. She established herself as executive director of global regulatory intelligence and policy at Amgen, Inc. from 2007 to 2009. She contributed to Kakkis EveryLife Foundation as a member of regulatory consultants from 2009 to 2010 before transitioning to the role of vice president of medical services at VP File Bank, Inc. from 2009 to 2010.

Before embarking on her professional path, Dr. Haffner pursued an education at Case Western Reserve University in 1961. She continued her academic efforts at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, obtaining a Medical Doctorate in 1965. She concluded her studies at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, graduating with a Master of Public Health in health policy and management in 1991.

Beyond her responsibilities within the field, Dr. Haffner has participated in numerous endeavors outside of her professional circles. She served as rear admiral in the United States Public Health Services. In addition to her primary vocation, she remains affiliated with various organizations in relation to her areas of expertise. She was a member of the DADA 2 Organization, BioPontis, and the Indian Organization for Rare Disorders.

Dr. Haffner attributes success to her parents who inspired her to become a doctor. She also had one mentor, Dr. Helen Ranney, who was her supervisor during her hematology studies at Albert Einstein University. They stayed in very close contact from her residency until her death a couple of years ago.

In light of her impressive undertakings, Dr. Haffner has accrued several accolades throughout her career. She was recognized for participating in the administration of United States Orphan Drug Act. Her most notable achievement is making a difference in people’s lives in every job that she ever had. She knew that she wanted to become a doctor to have a positive impact on others. She also notes working for 10 years on the Navajo Reservation.

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