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Roster of the Blood Products Advisory Committee

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.

Zbigniew Szczepiorkowski, M.D., PhD, F.C.A.P.
Expertise: Transfusion Medicine/Cellular Therapy
Term: 10/18/2022-9/30/2026
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine
Medical Director, Transfusion Medicine Service
Director, Cell Labeling Laboratory
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH 03756
Adaora A. Adimora, M.D., MPH
Expertise: Infectious Disease 
Term: 10/1/2021-9/30/2025
Expertise: Infectious Diseases/Internal Medicine/ Epidemiology
Term: 10/01/2021-9/30/2025
Division of Infectious Diseases
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Marc Ballow, M.D.
Expertise: Allergy & Immunology 
Term: 1/27/2020-9/30/2023
Division of Allergy & Immunology
Department of Pediatrics
University of South Florida
Morsani College of Medicine
at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Sridhar V. Basavaraju, M.D., FACEP
Expertise: Epidemiology/Infectious Diseases
Term: 06/28/2021-09/30/2025
Director, Office of Blood, Organ, & Other Tissue Safety
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
National Center for Emerging & Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Atlanta, GA 30329

Evan Bloch, M.D., M.S.
Expertise: Transfusion Medicine 
Term: 2/15/2019-9/30/2023 
Associate Professor
Associate Director, Transfusion Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Department of Pathology
Baltimore, MD 21287
Melissa A. Cumming, M.S., CIC
Expertise: Infectious Diseases/Epidemiology
Term: 10/01/2021-9/30/2025
Epidemiologist III
Bureau of Infectious Diseases and Laboratory Sciences
Massachusetts Department of Public Health 
Jamacia Plain, MA 02130

Brenda J. Grossman MD, MPH
Expertise: Transfusion Medicine
Term: 10/01/2020-9/30/2024
Medical Director, Transfusion Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Department of Pathology & Immunology 
Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine
Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO 63110
Nahed El Kassar, M.D., MSc-Ph.D.
Expertise: 10/1/2022-9/30/2026
Term: Hematology/Transfusion Medicine
Medical Officer/Program Director
Blood Epidemiology and Clinical Therapeutics Branch (BECTB)/DBDR
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute 
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892

Susan U. Lattimore, RN, MPH 
Expertise: Consumer Representative
Term: 10/1/2021-09/30/2025
The Hemophilia Center, Institute on Development and Disability 
Portland, OR 97239
Frank Maldarelli, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: 10/1/2022-9/30/2026
Term: Virology/HIV
Senior Investigator 
Head, Clinical Retrovirology Section
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
Fort Detrick, MD 21702

Marissa B. Marques, M.D.
Expertise: Pathology
Term: 10/1/2020-9/30/2024
Professor, Interim Division Director
Laboratory Medicine
Department of Pathology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35249
Elena Perez, M,D., Ph.D., F.A.A.A.A.I.
Expertise: Pediatric Allergy/Immunology
Term: 7/22/2019 - 09/30/2023
Allergy Associates of the Palm Beaches
106 Rockingham Road
Jupiter, FL 33458

Jeremy G. Perkins, MD FACP, COL, US Army (ret)
Expertise: Hematology/Oncology
Term: 10/01/20-9/30/2024
Deputy Director, Murtha Cancer Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, MD 20889
Susan N. Rossmann, M.D., Ph.D.***
Expertise: Industry Representative
Term: 10/01/2020-9/30/2024
Chief Medical Officer
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
Houston Texas 77054

Richard Scanlan, M.D.
Expertise: 10/1/2022-9/30/2026
Term: Transfusion Medicine, Clinical Pathology
Vice Chair of Laboratory Medicine 
Transfusion Service 
Medical Director
Oregon Health & Science University 
Portland, OR 97239
Amy Shapiro, M.D.
Expertise: Pediatric Hematologist
Term: 06/21/2018-09/30/2023
Medical Director
Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Kenneth Sherman, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Virology/Hepatitis
Term: 10/1/2022-9/30/2026
Division Chief Division of Digestive Diseases 
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Abdus Wahed, Ph.D.
Expertise: Biostatistics 
Term: 10/1/2021-09/30/2025 
Department of Biostatistics
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Designated Federal Official
Christina Vert, M.S.
Division of Scientific Advisors and Consultants
Center for Biological Evaluation and Research
Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Phone: (240) 402-8054
Email: CBERBPAC@fda.hhs.gov
Committee Management Specialist
Tonica Burke, B.S.

Division of Scientific Advisors & Consultants
Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research
Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Phone: (240) 402-0248
Email: CBERBPAC@fda.hhs.gov

Prabhakara Atreya, Ph.D.

Division of Scientific Advisors & Consultants
Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research
Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Phone: (240) 402-8006
Email: CBERBPAC@fda.hhs.gov
Committee Management Officer
LaShawn Marks
Division of Scientific Advisors & Consultants
Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research
Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Phone: (240) 704-3545
Email: CBERBPAC@fda.hhs.gov

* Consumer Representative
** Industry Representative
+Alternate Industry Representative


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