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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: 3
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: 8/20/10 - 6/30/15
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 Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
Tel 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
Buffalo, NY 14222


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


Mark Hudak, M.D.
Expertise:  Neonatalogy
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, FL 32209


Jeffrey P. Krischer, Ph.D.
Expertise: Biostatistician
Term: 8/27/10- 6/30/2014
Professor and Chief, Division of Biostatistics and Informatics, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine
Director, Pediatrics Epidemiology Center
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL  33612


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


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. 08869

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


Michael D. Reed, Pharm.D., FCCP, FCP
Expertise: Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology
Term: 03/29/11 - 06/30/15
Director, Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute
Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron
Akron, OH 44308-1062


Victor Santana, M.D.
Expertise: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Term: 11/2/2009 – 6/30/2014
Charles B. Pratt Chair in Solid Tumor Research
St. Jude Children's Research
Memphis, TN 38105-3678


Michael White, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Pediatric Cardiology
Term: 07/11/2013-06/30/2017
Oshner 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