Advisory Committees

Roster for the Ophthalmic Devices Panel

Purpose: The Committee reviews and evaluates data concerning the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational devices for use in the eye 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: 5

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


Designated Federal Officer
Aden S. Asefa, MPH
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Office of Device Evaluation
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
WO Bldg. 66, Rm G642
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Office: (301) 796-0400
Fax:  (301) 847-8119

Ronald D. Hays, Ph.D.
Expertise: Patient-reported outcomes, Psychometrics
Term: 03/20/2017 - 10/31/2020
University of California, Los Angeles
David Geffen School of Medicine &
Department of Medicine
911 Broxton Avenue, Rm. 110
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Clarke D. Newman, O.D., F.A.A.O.*
Expertise: Optometry
Term: 03/20/2017 – 10/31/2020
Doctor of Optometry
Plaza Vision Center
600 North Pearl Street, Suite G-204
Dallas, TX 75201

Sam S. Dahr, M.D., M.S.
Expertise: Medical and Surgical Retinal Disease
Term: 1/31/2017 – 10/31/2020
Vitreoretinal Surgeon
Retina Center of Oklahoma
3366 NW Expressway Suite 670
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112

Michael E. Pfleger, J.D.**
Expertise: Regulatory Affairs
Term: 01/28/2019 – 10/31/2022
Vice President Head of External Affairs and
Regulatory Policy
Alcon, Inc., Division of Novartis
6201 South Freeway, TC45
Fort Worth, TX 76134-2099


* Consumer Representative
** Industry Representative




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