CDRH Network of Experts
The Network of Experts is a vetted network of outside scientists, clinicians and engineers who will provide the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) staff with rapid access to scientific, engineering, and medical expertise when it is needed to supplement existing knowledge and expertise within the CDRH. This program is designed to broaden CDRH exposure to scientific viewpoints, but not to provide external policy advice or opinions.
CDRH has a tremendous internal cadre of scientific expertise, including over 800 scientists, engineers, and clinicians. Despite this internal resource, it is unrealistic to expect CDRH staff to encompass all of the applicable expertise and experience necessary to fulfill our mission, given the rapidly growing variety and complexity of medical devices. This is particularly true when it comes to new and emerging fields of science and pioneering technologies. In these areas, it is often necessary for our experts to gain further scientific understanding from sources outside of the federal government. The Network of Experts will facilitate this exchange.
Network of Experts Participants
American Academy of Neurology (AAN) American Academy of Ophthmalogy (AAO) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) American Academy of Periodontology American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) American Association of Physicists in Medicine American College of Cardiology (ACC) American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) American College of Nursing-Midwives (ACNM) American Dental Association American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) American Glaucoma Society (AGS)
- American Hernia Society (AHS)
American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
- American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
- American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
American Society of Nephrology (ASN) American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) American Urological Association (AUA) American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery (ACOS) Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Pan American Society for Clinical Virology (PASCV) Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)
Network of Experts- Expert Utilization Standard Operating Procedure (DRAFT) Network of Experts - Expert Enrollment Standard Operating Procedure (DRAFT) Federal Register: Center for Devices and Radiological Health; Standard Operating Procedures for Network of Experts; Request for Comments
- Press Release: FDA Outlines Plans for an Outside Network of Scientific Experts