Advisory Committees

Roster of the Pediatric Advisory Committee to the Food and Drug Administration

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.


Kenneth Towbin, M.D.
Expertise: Chief, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Term: 8/20/2010 - 6/30/2015
Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program
National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD 20982-1281

Designated Federal Official

Walter Ellenberg
Office of the Commissioner
Office of Pediatric Therapeutics
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20993-0002
Phone: (301) 796-0885
Fax: (301) 847-8640

Susan Baker, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Pediatric Gastroenterology
10/9/2012- 6/30/2016
Professor of Pediatrics
Co-Division Chief of Digestive
Diseases and Nutrition Center
University of Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14222

Bridgette Jones, M.D.*
Pediatric Health Organization Representative
Term: 02/03/2015 - 06/30/2018
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Children's Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, MO 64108

Mary Cataletto, M.D., FAAP
Expertise: Pediatric Pulmonary
Term: 06/27/2014-06/30/2018
Associate Director, Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics – SUNY Stony Brook
Winthrop University Hospital
Mineola, New York 11501

Philip LaRussa, M.D.
Expertise: Pediatrics, Virology
Term: 10/9/2012- 6/30/2016
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Columbia University
College of Physicians & Surgeons
New York, NY 10032

Amy Celento
Family Representative
Term: 07/24/2012-06/30/2015
Expertise: Patient-Family Representative
Consultant, Pediatric Advisory Committee

Samuel D. Maldonado, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P #
Industry Representative
Term: 03/20/2014 - 06/30/2017
Vice-President and Head
Pediatric Drug Development
Center of Excellence
Johnson & Johnson PRD
Raritan, N.J. 0886

Avital Cnaan, Ph.D
Expertise: Pediatric Biostatistics
Term: 06/29/2014 - 6/30/2018
Children’s National Medical Center
111 Michigan Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20010

Jonathan Mink, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Neurology
Term: 10/12/2012 - 06/30/2016
Professor of Neurology
Neurobiology & Anatomy, and Pediatrics
Chief, Child Neurology
Interim Chief, Movement Disorders
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY 14642

Robert Dracker, M.D., M.B.A, M.H.A
Expertise: Hematology
Term: 06/30/2014 - 6/30/2018
Director, Summerwood Pediatrics
Infusacare Medical Services
Liverpool, New York 13088

Michael D. Reed, Pharm.D., F.C.C.P., F.C.P.
Term: 03/29/2011 - 06/30/2015
Director, Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute
Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron
Akron, OH 44308-1062

Mark Hudak, M.D.
Expertise: Neonatology Term: 02/13/2013 - 06/30/2017
Assistant Dean of Managed Care for the University of Florida University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville
Assistant Medical Director Neonatal Intensive Care Unit University of Florida Health Science Center/Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Florida 32209

Michael White, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Pediatric Cardiology
Term: 07/11/2013 - 06/30/2017
Ochsner Clinic Foundation
New Orleans, LA 70118


Bridgette Wiefling, M.D.
Consumer Representative
Term: 07/24/2012-06/30/2015
Senior Vice President and Executive Medical Director, Rochester General Medical Group
Rochester General Health System
Vice President, Clinical Innovation
Rochester, NY 14607



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



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