Advisory Committees

Roster of the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel

Purpose: The Committee reviews and evaluates data concerning the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational orthopedic and rehabilitation 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: 0

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

Rajkumar D. Rao, M.D.
Expertise: Orthopaedic Surgery
Term: 09/01/2014 to 08/31/2018
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chairman, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
George Washington Medical Faculty Associates
2150 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.
7th Floor / Suite 7-416
Washington, DC 20037

Designated Federal Officer
Sara J. Anderson
CDR, US Public Health Service
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Office of Device Evaluation
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
WO Bldg. 66, Rm G616
Silver Spring, MD 20903
Office: (301) 796-7047
Fax: (301) 847-8120

Kimberly K. Amrami, M.D.
Expertise: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Term: 09/01/2017 – 08/31/2021
Professor of Radiology
Consultant in Radiology and Neurologic Surgery
Chair, Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology
Department of Radiology
Mayo Clinic
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905

Jeremy L. Gilbert, Ph.D.
Expertise: Biomaterials and Materials Science
Term: 09/01/2017 – 08/31/2021
Adjunct Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical University of South Carolina
68 President St. RM BEB101D
Charleston, SC 29425

Yusef A. Sayeed, M.D. *
Expertise: Musculoskeletal Disorder or Injury
Term: 12/30/2015 to 08/31/2019
Resident Physician
West Virginia University
Emergency Medicine
Div. of Occupational Medicine
1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26504

Maureen A. Finnegan, M.D.
Expertise: Joints and Sports Medicine
Term: 09/01/2014 to 08/31/2018
Associate Professor
Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
Univ. Texas Southwestern Medical Center
1801 Inwood Rd.
Dallas, TX 75390-8883

Scott R. Evans, Ph.D.
Expertise: Biostatistics
Term: 02/01//2016 – 08/31/2019
Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research
Department of Biostatistics
Harvard School of Public Health
651 Huntington Avenue (FXB-513)
Boston, MA 02115

Harvey Smith, M.D.
Expertise: Neurosurgery
Term: 09/30/2016 – 08/31/2020
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
3737 Market Street 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2400

Lynda J. Yang, M.D., Ph.D..
Expertise: Neurosurgery
Term: 12/01/2016 to 08/31/2020
Professor, Dept. of Neurosurgery
University of Michigan
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., SPC 5338
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Sharon A. Starowicz, M.S. **
Expertise: Regulatory Affairs
Term: 02/21/2017 to 08/31/2020
Director of Regulatory Policy Innovation, Global Orthopaedic
Johnson & Johnson
325 Paramount Drive
Raynham, MA 02767


* Consumer Representative
** Industry Representative


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