Advisory Committees

Roster of the General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel

Purpose: The Committee reviews and evaluates data concerning the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational general and plastic surgery devices and makes appropriate recommendations to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs.

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.

Current Number of Vacancies: 2

Note, one or more vacancies may be in the nomination process or a final appointment may have been made.

Frank R. Lewis Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: General Surgery
Term:  10/22/2012 - 08/31/2016
Executive Director
American Board of Surgery
1617 JFK Blvd. Suite 860
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Designated Federal Official
Abbas Bandukwala
LT, US Public Health Service
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Office of Device Evaluation
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
WO Bldg. 66, Room RMG 465 HFZ-410
Silver Spring, MD 20903
Office: (301) 796-6386
Fax: (301) 847-8120

Murad Alam, M.D.
Expertise: Dermatology; Mohs Surgery
Term: 07/20/2013 – 08/31/2017
Professor of Dermatology
Chief, Section of Cutaneous Surgery
Department of Dermatology
Northwestern University
676 N St. Claire Street Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60611

Michael J. Miller, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Expertise:  Plastic Surgery
Term: 10/22//2012 - 08/31/2016
Professor and Chair
Dept. of Plastic Surgery
Ohio State University
915 Olentangy River Road, Suite 2100
Columbus, OH 43212

Karla V. Ballman, Ph.D.
Expertise: Biostatistician
Term:  09/06/2012 - 08/31/2016
Lead Statistician
Mayo Clinic
Biomedical Statistics and Informatics
200 First Street, SW
Harwick Bldg. Floor 8
Rochester, MN 55905

Tania J. Phillips, MB, BS.
Expertise: Dermatology
Term: 09/01/2011 – 08/31/2015
Associate of Dermatology
Dept. of Dermatology
Boston Univ. School of Medicine
609 Albany Street, J-106
Boston, MA 02118

Hobart W. Harris, M.D.
Expertise: Hernia Repair
Term: 07/30/2013 - 08/31/2017
Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
University of California, San Francisco
513 Parnassus Avenue, Room S-301
California, San Francisco 94143

Sharon L. Timberlake, M.S., RAC #
Expertise: Clinical Studies & Regulatory Affairs
Term: 09/01/2011- 08/31/2015
Vice President of Quality Affairs/RA
OmniGuide Surgical
One Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02139


* Healthcare Representative
# Acting Industry Representative
† Patient-Family Representative
∞ Consumer Representative


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