Advisory Committees

Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee Roster

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.

Raeford E. Brown, Jr., MD, FAAP
Expertise: Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology
Anesthesiology, Pediatric Pain Medicine
Term: 4/1/2015 – 3/31/2019
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics
College of Medicine
University of Kentucky
800 Rose Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40536

Designated Federal Officer
Stephanie Begansky, PharmD
Division of Advisory Committee and Consultant Management
Office of Executive Programs
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20993-0002
Phone: (301) 796-9001
Fax: (301) 847-8533

Brian T. Bateman, MD, MSc
Expertise: Anesthesiology
Term: 4/1/2015 – 3/31/2019
Associate Professor of Anesthesia
Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics
Department of Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
55 Fruit Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02114

David S. Craig, PharmD
Expertise: Pharmacotherapy
Term: 4/1/2014 – 3/31/2018
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Department of Pharmacy
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
12902 Magnolia Drive, MRC-PSY
Tampa, Florida 33612

Jeffrey L. Galinkin, MD, FAAP
Expertise: Anesthesiology, Pediatric Pain Medicine
Term: 7/2/2014 – 3/31/2018
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics
University of Colorado, AMC
Director of Pain Research
CPC Clinical Research
University of Colorado
13199 E. Montview Boulevard, Suite 200
Aurora, Colorado 80045

Anita Gupta, DO, PharmD
Expertise: Anesthesiology
Term: 4/1/2016 – 3/31/2020
Fellow, Princeton University
Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs 
Princeton, NJ 
Vice Chair, Associate Professor
Division of Pain Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
Drexel University College of Medicine
245 North 15th Street, MS 310
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102

*Jennifer G. Higgins, PhD
Expertise: Consumer Representative
Term: 4/1/2014 – 3/31/2018
Research and Policy Manager
Association of Developmental Disabilities
Providers (ADDP)
1671 Worcester Road, Suite 201
Framingham, Massachusetts 01701 

**W. Joseph Herring, MD, PhD
Expertise: Neurologist
Term: 2/29/2016 – 10/31/2019
Executive Director and Section Head
Neurology Clinical Neurosciences
Merck Research Laboratories
351 North Sumneytown Pike
North Wales, Pennsylvania 19454

Ronald S. Litman, DO
Expertise: Anesthesiology
Term: 4/1/2017 – 3/31/2021
Professor of Anesthesiology & Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Attending Anesthesiologist
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical Director, Institute for Safe Medication Practices
34th St. & Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Mary Ellen McCann, MD, MPH
Expertise: Anesthesiology
Term: 5/24/2016 – 3/31/2020
Associate Professor of Anesthesia
Harvard Medical School
Senior Associate in Anesthesia
Boston Children’s Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Abigail B. Shoben, PhD
Expertise: Biostatistics
Term: 6/5/2015 – 3/31/2019
Associate Professor, Division of Biostatistics
College of Public Health
The Ohio State University
249 Cunz Hall
1841 Neil Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Kevin L. Zacharoff, MD, FACIP, FACPE, FAAP
Expertise: Pain Medicine
Term: 4/1/2017 – 3/31/2021
Faculty and Clinical Instructor, Pain and Medical Ethics
State University of New York Stony Brook School of Medicine
Stony Brook, New York
Ethics Committee Chair
St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center
50 Route 25A
Smithtown, New York 11787

Lonnie Zeltzer, M.D.
Expertise: Pediatric Pain
Term: 4/25/2017 – 3/31/2021
Director, Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Program
Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
10833 LeConte Avenue
Los Angeles, California, 90095

* Consumer Representative
** Industry Representative



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