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Roster of the Circulatory System Devices Panel

Purpose: The Committee reviews and evaluates data concerning the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational devices for use in the circulatory and vascular systems 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: 1
Note, one or more vacancies may be in the nomination process or a final appointment may have been made.

Joaquin E. Cigarroa, M.D.
Expertise: Interventional Cardiology
Term: 07/01/2022 – 06/30/2025
Division Head of Cardiology 
Clinical Chief, Knight CV Institute
Melvin Judkins Endowed Professor of Cardiology
Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health and Sciences University
3161 SW Pavilion Loop, Mailcode UHN62
Portland, Oregon 97239

Designated Federal Officer
James Swink

Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Office of Management
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
WO Bldg. 66, Rm 5211
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Phone: 301-796-6313
Fax: 301-847-8505

Randall C. Starling, M.D., M.P.H.
Expertise: Heart Failure
Term: 01/21/2020 - 06/30/2026
Professor of Medicine
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Section of Heart Failure and Transplant Medicine
Kaufman Center for Heart Failure
Heart, Vascular, and Thoracic Institute
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave. J3-4
Cleveland, OH 44195

Ralph G. Brindis, M.D., M.P.H.
Expertise: Registries and Outcome Research
Term: 07/01/2022 – 06/30/2025
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine & the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies
University of California, San Francisco
Campus Box 0936
490 Illinois Street, Floor 7
San Francisco, CA 94158

Jason T. Connor, Ph.D.
Expertise: Statistics
Term: 07/01/2019 – 06/30/2024
President & Lead Statistical Scientist
ConfluenceStat, LLC
3102 NW  82nd Way
Cooper City, FL 33024

Robert W. Yeh, M.D., M.Sc., M.B.A.
Expertise: Interventional Cardiology
Term: 08/31/2020 - 06/30/2024
Director, Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Center
for Outcomes Research in Cardiology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
375 Longwood Avenue, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02215

James C. Blankenship, M.D.
Expertise: Interventional Cardiology
Term: 07/01/2019 - 06/30/2026
Professor of Medicine and
Director, Division of Cardiology
MSC 10-5550
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109

Keith B. Allen, M.D.
Expertise: : Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Term: 08/31/2020 - 06/30/2024
Director of Surgical Research/
Co-Director, Structural Heart
St Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City
4320 Wornall Road, Medical Plaza II, Suite 50
Kansas City, MO 64111

Wes Cetnarowski, MD, BCMAS**
Expertise: Primary Care Medicine
Term: 10/05/2022 – 06/30/2026
Senior Vice President Scientific Affairs
Chief Medical Officer
BBraun Medical, Inc.
3773 Corporate Parkway
Center Valley, PA 18034




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** Industry Representative


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