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: 3
Note, one or more vacancies may be in the nomination process or a final appointment may have been made.

Chair

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

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

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

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

Robert Dracker, M.D., M.B.A, M.H.A
Expertise: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Term: 06/30/2014 - 6/30/2018
Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital at Strong Memorial
Director, Summerwood Pediatrics
Infusacare Medical Services
Liverpool, New York 13088

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

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., 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

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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