Advisory Committees

Roster of the Gastroenterology and Urology Devices Panel

Purpose: The Committee reviews and evaluates data concerning the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational gastroenterology, urology and nephrology devices and makes appropriate recommendations to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs.

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.

Steven D. Schwaitzberg, M.D.
Expertise: Minimal Invasive Surgery
Term: 01/01/2017 to 12/31/2020
Professor and Chairman
University of Buffalo School of
Medicine and Bio-Science
100 High Street D-352
Buffalo, NY 14214

Designated Federal Officer
Patricio G. Garcia, M.P.H.
LCDR, US Public Health Service
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Office of Device Evaluation
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
WO Bldg. 66 Room G610
Silver Spring, Maryland 20903
Office: (301) 796-6875
Fax: (301) 847-8120

Susie Q. Lew, M.D., FACP
Expertise: Nephrology
Term: 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2017
Professor of Medicine and
Director, Clinical Services
George Washington University
Medical Center
2150 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, RM3-438
Washington, DC 20037

Susan J. Kalota, M.D.
Expertise: Urology
Term: 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2017
Urologic Associates of
Southern Arizona
6325 East. Tanque Verde Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85715

Michael L. Kochman, M.D.
Expertise: Gastroenterology
Term: 09/30/2016 – 12/31/2019
Associate Professor of Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Gastroenterology Div., Dept. of Medicine
1 Convention Ave., 9 Penn Tower
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Victor H. van Berkel, M.D.,Ph.D.
Expertise: Lung Transplantation
Term: 08/28/2017 – 12/31/2020
Associate Professor
Dept. of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
University of Louisville School of Medicine
201 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, KY 40202

Abdelmonem A. Afifi, Ph.D.
Expertise: Biostatistics
Term: 01/01/2017 to 12/31/2020
Professor Emeritus Biostatistics
School of Public Health
University of California, Los Angeles
Box 951772
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Roger D. Yusen, M.D., M.P.H.
Expertise: Lung Transplantation
Term: 08/28/2017 – 12/31/2019
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
4523 Clayton Avenue Campus Box 8052
St. Louis, MO 63110


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