Advisory Committees

Roster of the Blood Products Advisory Committee

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

  • Chair
    Christopher P. Stowell, M.D., Ph.D.
    Expertise: Transfusion Medicine
    Term: 03/19/2012 - 09/30/17

    Director, Laboratory Medicine Rotation
    Blood Transfusion Service, GRJ148
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    55 Fruit Street
    Boston, MA 02114-2696


  • Designated Federal Official
    Bryan Emery, LCDR

    Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
    FDA White Oak Campus
    Building 71, room 6132
    10903 New Hampshire Avenue
    Silver Spring, MD 20993


  • Sridhar V. Basavaraju, M.D., FACEP
    Expertise: Epidemiology/ Infectious Diseases
    Term: 06/24/2013 - 09/30/2017

    Office of Blood, Organ, & Other Tissue Safety
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
    National Center for Emerging & Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
    Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, MS A07
    1600 Clifton Road
    Atlanta, GA 30329


  • Meera B. Chitlur, M.D.
    Expertise: Biology/Pediatrics/Hematology/Oncology
    Term: 01/19/2016 – 09/30/2019

    Clinician Educator
    Children’s Hospital of Michigan
    Detroit, MI 48201


  • Alfred DeMaria
    Expertise: Epidemiology
    Term: 01/18/2017 - 09/30/2020
    Medical Director, State Epidemiologist
    Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Science
    Massachusetts Department of Public Health
    William A. Hinton State Laboratory Institute
    305 South Street
    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130


  • Michael DeVan, M.D., F.C.A.P.
    Expertise: Pathology
    Term: 01/18/2017 - 09/30/2020
    Medical Director. Blood Services
    Staff Pathologist
    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
    Department of Pathology
    8901 Wisconsin Avenue, Bldg 9, Room 0810,
    Bethesda, MD 20889


  • Miguel Escobar M.D.
    Expertise: Hemophilia
    Term: 08/26/2016 – 9/30/2020

    Unviersity of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
    6655 Travis Street, Suite 400
    Houston, TX 77030


  • John B. Holcomb, M.D., F.A.C.S.
    Expertise: Surgery/Trauma
    Term: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/17

    Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
    University of Texas Health Science Center
    6410 Fannin, Suite 1100
    Houston, TX 77030


  • Susan F. Leitman, M.D.
    Expertise: Transfusion Medicine
    Term: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/17

    2 Candlelight Court
    Potomac, MD 20854


  • Norma B. Lerner, M.D., MPH
    Expertise: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Term: 10/01/2013 - 09/30/2017

    Special Advisor to the Director
    Division of Blood Diseases & Resources
    National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
    6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 9160
    Bethesda, MD 20892-7950


  • Thomas Ortel, M.D., Ph.D.
    Expertise: Hematology
    Term: 06/17/2016 - 09/30/2020

    Chief, Division of Hematology
    Duke University Medical Center
    201 Trent Drive, Box 3422
    Room 0563, Stead  Bldg.
    Durham, NC 27710


  • Margaret, V. Ragni, M.D., M.P.H.
    Expertise: Internal Medicine/ Hematology
    Term: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/17

    Professor of Medicine
    University of Pittsburgh
    Department of Medicine
    3636 Boulevard of the Allies
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4306


  • Robert R. Rees, Jr., M.H.A., MT(ASCP)
    Expertise: Hematology/ Blood Bank Regulatory Compliance
    Term: 01/19/2015 - 09/30/2019

    Manager, Blood Bank
    Clinical Laboratory Improvement Services
    New Jersey Department of Health
    West Trenton, NJ 08628


  • Sonja, S.B. Sandberg, Ph.D.
    Expertise: Applied Mathematics
    Term: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2018

    Department of Mathematics
    Framingham State University
    Framingham, MA 01701


  • Jack Stapleton, M.D.
    Expertise: Infectious Disease
    Term: 01/18/2017 - 09/30/2020

    Staff Physician Iowa City VA Medical Center
    Professor, Division of Infectious Disease
    Departments of Internal Medicine and Microbiology
    Director, Levitt Center for Viral Pathogens
    University of Iowa, SW54, GH
    200 Hawkins Drive, UIHC
    Iowa City, IA 52242


  • Kathleen Sullivan
    Expertise: Pediatric Immunology
    Term: 1/18/2017 - 9/30/2020
    Chief, Division of Allergy and Immunology
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    3615 Civic Center Blvd.
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-4318


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