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Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee Roster

Applying for Membership on FDA Advisory Committees

As part of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) ongoing efforts to recruit qualified experts with minimal conflicts of interest who are interested in serving on FDA advisory committees, FDA is requesting nominations for members to serve on its advisory committees. More info (Posted 2/27/2007)

Current Number of Vacancies = 8
Note, one or more vacancies may be in the nomination process or a final appointment may have been made.



Lynn A. Drake, M.D.

Expertise: Dermatology
Term: 09/22/2010 – 08/31/2014
Lecturer in Dermatology
Harvard Medical School
Department of Dermatology
Massachusetts General Hospital
40 Blossom Street-BAR 604
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
Designated Federal Officer
Yvette Waples, Pharm.D.
Division of Advisory Committee and Consultant Management
Office of Executive Programs
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20993-0002
Phone: (301) 796-9001
Fax: (301) 847-8533
E-mail: DODAC@fda.hhs.gov

Richard M. Awdeh, MD
Expertise: Ophthalmology and Pathology
Term: 04/17/2014 – 08/31/2016
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
University of Miami
900 N.W. 17th Street
Miami, Florida 33136

**Gavin R. Corcoran, M.D., FACP
Expertise: Infectious Disease and Dermatology
Term: 04/04/2012 – 10/31/2015
Executive Vice President, Early & Clinical Development
Forest Research Institute
185 Hudson Street
Harborside Financial Center
Plaza V, 24th Floor
Jersey City, New Jersey 07311

Stephen S. Feman, MD, MPH
Expertise: Ophthalmology
Term: 04/17/2014 – 08/31/2016
Professor Emeritus
School of Medicine
Saint Louis University
Anheuser Busch Institute, Room 302
1755 South Grand Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63104

Lynn K. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Ophthalmology
Term: 12/1/2009 – 08/31/2014
Professor, Ophthalmology
Jules Stein Eye Institute
Associate Dean, Diversity Affairs
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California at Los Angeles
100 Stein Plaza, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, California 90095


Susan M. MacDonald, M.D.
Expertise: Ophthalmology
12/1/2009 – 08/31/2014
Assistant Professor
Tufts University School of Medicine
Director of Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Lahey Clinic North Shore
One Essex Center Drive
Eye Institute
Peabody, Massachusetts 01960

*Robert F. Melendez, M.D., M.B.A
Expertise: Ophthalmology
Term: 09/1/2011 – 08/31/2015
Comprehensive Ophthalmologist
Eye Associates of New Mexico
1740 Grande Blvd., Suite B
Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87144

Mildred M.G. Olivier, MD
Expertise: Ophthalmology
Term: 04/17/2014 – 08/31/2016
President and Founder
Midwest Glaucoma Center, P.C.
1555 N. Barrington Road, Suite 110
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60169

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