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Final Meeting Roster for the Pediatric Advisory Committee

September 11, 2012

Acting Chair
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 Bethesda, MD 20982-1281

Designated Federal Official
Walter Ellenberg, Ph.D
Office of the Commissioner
Office of Pediatric Therapeutics Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, Maryland 20993-0002
Phone: (301) 796-0885 Fax: (301) 847-8640

Victor Santana, M.D.
Expertise: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Term: 11/02/09 - 6/30/2013
Charles B. Pratt Chair in Solid Tumor Research
St. Jude Children’s Research
Memphis, TN 38105-3678


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

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


Bridgette Wiefling, M.D.*
Consumer Representative
07/30/12- 06/30/15
Expertise: Family Medicine
President and CEO
Anthony L. Jordon Health Center
Rochester, NY 14605 


Robert M. Ward, MD, FAAP, FCP. *
Expertise: Pediatric Health Organization Representative
Director, Pediatric Pharmacology Program
Professor, Pediatrics
Adjunct Professor, Pharmacology/Toxicology
295 Chipeta Way, Neonatology
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84108


Mary Cataletto, M.D., FAAP
Expertise: Pediatric Pulmonary
Associate Director, Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics - SUNY Stony Brook
Winthrop University Hospital
Mineola, New York 11501


Alexander T. Rakowsky M.D.
Expertise: Pediatric Pulmonary Research Institute at
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Assistant Professor of
Pediatrics Division of Ambulatory Pediatrics Nationwide
Children’s Hospital Columbus, OH 43205


Joan Luby, M.D.
Expertise: Pediatric Psychiatry
Professor of Psychiatry (Child)
Director, Early Emotional Development Program
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Box 8134
St. Louis, MO 63110


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


Pablo J. Sanchez, M.D.
Expertise: Neonatology Professor of Pediatrics’
Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Department of Pediatrics
Dallas, TX 75390-9063 


Rick Chappell, Ph.D.
Expertise: Biostatistician
Depts. of Statistics and of
Biostatistics & Medical Informatics, University of Wisconsin Medical School
Madison, WI 53792-4675 


Jeffrey A. Brinker, M.D.
Expertise: Interventional Cardiology
Associate. Professor of Medicine & Radiology
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD 21205

Susan Baker, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Pediatric Gastroenterology
Professor of Pediatrics
Co-Division Chief of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center
Buffalo, NY 14222 


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 


Eric Felner, MD, MSCR
Expertise: Pediatric Endocrinology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
Director, Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship Program Emory-Children’s Center Atlanta, GA 30322-1015


Robert Dracker, M.D., MHA, MBA, CPI
Expertise; Pediatric Hematology
Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital at Strong Memorial
Summerwood Pediatrics
Infusacare Medical Services
Liverpool, New York 13088 


Leslie Walker, M.D.
Expertise: Expertise: Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Washington
Seattle Children's Hospital,
Box 359300
PO Box 5371, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, W7831
Seattle, WA 98105


Samuel D. Maldonado, MD, MPH, FAAP #
Vice-President and Head Pediatric Drug Development Center of Excellence
Johnson & Johnson PRD Raritan, NJ 08869

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