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Meeting Roster for the September 22-23 Meeting of the Pediatric Advisory Committee

Geoffrey Rosenthal, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Pediatric Cardiology
Term: 07/01/07 - 06/30/12
Director of Pediatric & Congenital Heart Center
University of Maryland Medical Center Hospital for Children
22 S. Greene Street, Suite N5W68
Baltimore, MD 21201

Walter Ellenberg, Ph.D.
Designated Federal Official
Supervisory Consumer Safety
Office of the Commissioner
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Ave
Bldg. 32, Room 5154
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Tel 301-796-0885
Fax 301-847-8640

Kathleen Motil, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Pediatrics and Pediatric Clinical Research
Term: 10/27/08 – 06/30/12
Associate Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Children's Nutrition Research Center
1100 Bates Street
Houston, TX 77030


Michael D. Reed, Pharm.D., FCCP, FCP
Expertise: Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology
Term: 03/29/11 - 06/30/14
Director, Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute
Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308-1062


Alexander Rakowsky, M.D. 
Expertise: Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Term: 10/27/08 - 06/30/2012
Director of Regulatory Affairs
IRB Chair
Nationwide Children’s Research Institute
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205

Kenneth Towbin, M.D.
Expertise: Chief, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Term: 8/20/10 - 6/30/13
Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program
National Institute of Mental Health
Building CRC, Room 1-3633
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20982-1281


Jeffrey Wagener, M.D.
Expertise: Pediatric Pulmonologist
Term: 03/29/2011 - 06/30/14
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Colorado Medical School
13123 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045


Frank Balis, M.D.
Expertise: Oncology/Pharmacology
Center for Childhood Cancer Research
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19104


Jeffrey Brinker, M.D.
Expertise: Intervention Cardiology
Professor of Medicine and Radiology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Division of Cardiology
Baltimore, MD 21287-6568


Marcia Carney, M.D.
Expertise: Ophthalmology   
Retina & Macula Center
4433 Corporation Lane Suite 195
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462


Rick Chappell, Ph.D.
Expertise: Statistics
Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
The University of Wisconsin Madison Medical School
Madison, WI 53792


Amy Celento
Patient-Family Representative
Expertise: Patient-Family Representative
Consultant, Pediatric Advisory Committee


Carl D’Angio, M.D.
Expertise: Pediatrics, Neonatology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14642-8651


Leon Dure, M.D.
Expertise: Pediatric Neurology
Professor, University of Alabama School of Medicine
The Children's Hospital
Birmingham, AL 35233

Marilyn Eichner
Patient-Family Advocate
Expertise: Patient Family Advocate
Consultant, Pediatric Advisory Committee


Keith Kocis, M.D., M.S.
Expertise: Pediatric Critical Care, Cardiology
Professor of Pediatrics & Biomedical Engineering (Adjunct)
Fellowship Director, PCCM
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Pediatrics
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7221

Jonathan Mink, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Neurology
Professor of Neurology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, and Pediatrics;
Chief, Child Neurology
Interim Chief, Movement Disorders
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY  14642


Jose Romero, M.D.
Expertise: Infectious Disease/Vaccines
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Arkansas
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Section
Little Rock, AR 72202-3591


Allen J. Vaida, Pharm D., FASHP
Expertise: Medication Errors
Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Horsham, PA 19044


Michael White, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Pediatric Cardiology
Oshner Clinic Foundation
New Orleans, LA 70118