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Advisory Committees

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Roster of the Hematology and Pathology Devices Panel

Purpose: The Committee reviews and evaluates data concerning the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational in vitro devices for use in clinical laboratory medicine including pathology, hematology, histopathology, cytotechnology and molecular biology 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: 3
Note, one or more vacancies may be in the nomination process or a final appointment may have been made.

Lydia P. Howell, M.D.
Expertise: Cytopathology; Pathology
Term: 03/01/2011 – 02/28/2015
Professor of Pathology & Lab Medicine
Acting Chair, Dept. of Pathology & Lab Medicine
Univ. of California, Davis Medical Center
4400 V Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
Designated Federal Official
Sara J. Anderson
LCDR, US Public Health Service
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Office of Device Evaluation
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
WO Bldg. 66, Rm-1643
Silver Spring, MD 20903
Office: (301) 796-7047
Fax:  (301) 847-8120

George G. Birdsong, M.D.
Expertise: Cytopathology
Term: 08/26/2013 – 02/28/2017
Director of Anatomic Pathology
Grady Health System
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE
Room 1C064
Atlanta, GA 30303-3801

Rita M. Braziel, M.D.
Expertise: Pathology 
Term:  08/26/2013 – 02/28/2017
Professor, Pathology
Oregon Health and Sciences University
Dillehunt Hall, Room 6040    Mail Code: L471
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97201-3098

Dorothy M. Funk, M.D.
Expertise: Pathology
Term: 08/26/2013 – 02/28/2017
Medical Laboratory Director
Esoterix Coagulation
8490 Upland Dr., Ste.100
Englewood, CO 80112

Bradley S. Karon, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Platelet Function Testing; Hematology
Term: 04/09/2014 – 02/28/2018
Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905

Diane H. Norback, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Hematology/Pathology
Term: 08/26/2013 – 02/28/2017
Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Clinical Laboratories
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792

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