Advisory Committees

Roster of the Pediatric Advisory Committee to the Food and Drug Administration

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: 3

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


Mark Hudak, M.D.
Expertise: Neonatology
Term: 02/13/2013 - 06/30/2018
Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics
University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Florida 32209

Designated Federal Officer

Marieann Brill
Office of the Commissioner
Office of Pediatric Therapeutics
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20993-0002
Phone: (240) 402-3838
Fax: (301) 847-8640

David Callahan, M.D.
Expertise: Child Neurology
Term: 08/06/2017 - 06/30/2021
Associate Professor, Clinical Neurology
Washington University, School of Medicine
Child Neurology
Washington University Clinical Associates, LLC
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Mary Cataletto, M.D., FAAP
Expertise: Pediatric Pulmonary
Term: 06/27/2014- 06/30/2018
Attending Physician
Winthrop University Hospital
Mineola, New York 11501
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
SUNY Stony Brook
Stony Brook, New York 11794

Avital Cnaan, Ph.D
Expertise: Pediatric Biostatistics
Term: 06/29/2014 - 6/30/2018
Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
George Washington University
Washington, D.C. 20052

Melody Cunningham, M.D.
Expertise: Hematology/Oncology/Palliative Medicine
Term: 6/8/2016-6/30/2019
Medical Director
Palliative Medicine Service
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Tennessee, Medical School
Memphis, TN 38103

Robert Dracker, M.D., M.B.A, M.H.A
Expertise: Pediatrics
Term: 06/30/2014 - 6/30/2018
Director, Summerwood Pediatrics
Infusacare Medical Services
Liverpool, New York 13088

Bridgette Jones, M.D.*
Pediatric Health Organization Representative
Term: 02/03/2015 - 06/30/2018
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Children's Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, MO 64108

Peter Havens, M.D., M.S.
Expertise: Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Term: 6/6/2016-6/30/2020
Director, Pediatric HIV Care Program
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Professor, Pediatrics
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Sarah Hoehn, M.D., MBe, F.A.A.P.
Expertise: Pediatric Critical Care
Term: 6/6/2016-6/30/2020
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Palliative Care Team
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL 60637

Wael Sayej, M.D.
Expertise: Pediatric Gastroenterology
Term: 9/30/2016-6/30/2019
Attending Physician
Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Hartford, Connecticut, 06106

Christy Turer, M.D., M.H.S., F.A.A.P. F.T.O.S.
Expertise: Internal & Obesity Medicine
Term: 6/6/2016-6/30/2019
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics,
Clinical Sciences and Medicine
Director, General Academic Pediatrics Fellowship
UT Southwestern and Children’s Medical Center
Dallas, TX 75390

Kelly Wade, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Neonatology
Term: 6/8/2016-6/30/2020
Attending Neonatologist
Department of Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Michael White, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Pediatric Cardiology
Term: 07/11/2013 - 06/30/2018
Ochsner Clinic Foundation
New Orleans, LA 70118

* Healthcare Representative
# Industry Representative
† Patient-Family Representative
∞ Consumer Representative



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