Tim Philips is a Compliance Officer with FDA’s Office of Medical Device and Radiological Health Operations, Division 2/C, Minneapolis District, where he coordinates advisory and enforcement actions against violators of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. After receiving a degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Iowa in 1986, Tim worked as a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, DC, reviewing patent applications for respiratory and diagnostic devices. He joined FDA’s Minneapolis District in 1988 and served for 12 years as a field investigator specializing in medical device quality system inspections. In August 2000, Tim accepted his current position as a Compliance Officer. In 2015, he was named FDA’s Compliance Officer of the Year for his role in two precedent-setting FDA enforcement actions. Tim is a frequent speaker and instructor on FDA-related subject matter.