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Advisory Committees

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Roster for the Ophthalmic Devices Panel

Purpose: The Committee reviews and evaluates data concerning the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational devices for use in the eye 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: 0

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

Chairperson
Eve J. Higginbotham, M.D. 

Expertise: Glaucoma
Term: 11/04/2010 – 10/31/2014
Vice Dean, Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
292 John Morgan Building
3620 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Designated Federal Official
Natasha Facey
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Office of the Center Director
10903 New Hampshire Ave.
WO 66 Room# 1552
Silver Spring, MD 20993
301-796-5290
301-847-8119 (fax)

Neil M. Bressler, M.D.
Expertise: Ophthalmology; Macular Degeneration
Term: 11/04/2010 – 10/31/2014
Professor of Ophthalmology
Dept. of Ophthalmology
The Wilmer Eye Institute
Johns Hopkins Univ.
600 N. Wolfe St. Maumenee 752
Baltimore, MD 21287

Jeremiah Brown Jr., M.D.
Expertise:  Viteoretinal Surgery
Term:  03/20/2012 to 10/31/2015
Director of Ophthalmology Research
Brown Retina Institute
17319 IH 35N, Suite 303
Schertz, TX  78154

*Lawrence E. Leguire, Ph.D.
Expertise: Human Electrophysiology
Term: 03/20/2010 to 10/31/2015
P.O. Box 307254
Gahanna, OH 43230
 

Stephen D. McLeod, M.D.
Expertise: Cornea, External Disease
Term: 11/01/2013 – 10/31/2017
Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology and
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
University of California, San Francisco
10 Koret Way K301 Box 0730
San Francisco, CA 94143

Cynthia Owsley, Ph.D., MSPH
Expertise: Visual Psychophysics
Term: Term: 02/27/2013 – 10/31/2016
Nathan E. Miles Chair of Ophthalmology
Dept. of Ophthalmology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
700 South 18th Street, Suite 609
Birmingham, Alabama 35294
 

**Michael E. Pfleger, J.D.
Expertise: Regulatory Affairs
Term: 11/01/2013 – 10/31/2017
Vice President, Head of External Affairs and Regulatory Policy
Alcon, Inc., Division of Novartis
6201 South Freeway TC45
Forth Worth, TX 76134-2099
 

Kuldev Singh, M.D., M.P.H.
Expertise: Glaucoma
Term: 11/01/2013 – 10/31/2017
Professor of Ophthalmology and
Director of Glaucoma Service
Department of Ophthalmology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, CA94303
 

Thomas L. Steinemann, M.D.
Expertise: Ophthalmology; Corneal Specialist
Term: 11/04/2011 – 10/31/2014
Director, Cornea Service
MetroHealth Medical Center
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland, OH 44109-1998

 *Consumer Representative
**Industry Representative