CMMI Institute

Capability Counts 2018

Speaker Profile

Francisco (Cisco) Vicenty, Program Manager, Case for Quality

U.S. Food and Drug Administration


Cisco Vicenty is currently the Program Manager for the Case for Quality (CfQ) within the Office of Compliance, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), FDA. This effort is part of the CDRH's strategic priorities for 2016 and 2017. This strategic priority will improve access and outcomes for patients by engaging industry, payers, providers, and patients to increase focus on the quality and performance of medical devices.

Cisco began his career at the FDA as a compliance officer in the Cardiac Rhythm and Electrophysiology Branch in the Office of Compliance at the CDRH. He then worked as a project manager for the FDA’s Case for Quality initiative. Prior to his current role, Cisco was the Branch Chief of the Respiratory, E/N/T, General Hospital, and Ophthalmic Devices Branch in the Division of Manufacturing and Quality, within the Office of Compliance.

Prior to working with the FDA, Cisco Vicenty was a Quality and Reliability Engineer with the Micro-Electronics Business Unit at IBM responsible for emerging server technology lines and network systems along with high volume gaming systems from Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft.


Keynote - Day 1

Conference Track: Keynote

A Case for Quality and a Virtuous Cycle of Improvement for the Medical Device Industry