Advisory Committees

Roster of the General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel

Purpose: The Committee reviews and evaluates data concerning the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational general and plastic surgery 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.

Hobart W. Harris, M.D.
Expertise: Hernia Repair
Term:  09/01/2016 – 08/31/2017
Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
University of California, San Francisco
513 Parnassus Ave. RM S-301
San Francisco, CA 94143

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

Murad Alam, M.D.
Expertise: Dermatology; Mohs Surgery
Term: 09/01/2013 – 08/31/2017
Professor of Dermatology
Chief, Section of Cutaneous Surgery
Department of Dermatology
Northwestern University
676 N St. Claire Street Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60611

Vikisha T. Fripp, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Expertise: Plastic Surgery
Term: 09/01/2016 – 08/31/2020
Plastic Surgeon
Providence Hospital
Division of Plastic Surgery
1160 Varnum St., NE Suite 110
Washington, DC 20017

Rachel S. Brummert*
Expertise: Consumer Advocacy
Term: 01/19/2017 – 08/31/2020
Quinolone Vigilance Foundation
P.O. Box 42527
Charlotte, NC 28215

Karen E. Burke, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Cosmetic Dermatology
Term: 05/19/2016 – 08/31/2019
Dermatology Clinic of Karen Burke
River Court, 429 East 52nd Street
New York, New York 10022

Kelly K. Hunt, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Expertise: Oncology
Term:  01/23/2015 – 08/31/2018
Professor and
Chief, Breast Surgical Oncology Section
Dept. of Surgical Oncology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Holcombe Blvd. Unit 1484
Houston, TX 77030

Lynn A. Pawelski, M.B.A **
Expertise: Regulatory Affairs
Term: 01/19/2017 – 08/31/2020
WW Vice President Regulatory Affairs
Ethicon, Inc., Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
Route 22 West
Somerville, NJ 08876


* Consumer Representative
** Industry Representative


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