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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.

Richard A. Lange, M.D., MBA
Expertise: Internal Medicine; Interventional Cardiology
Term: 07/01/2018 – 06/30/2022
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
5001 El Paso Drive, Suite 3200
El Paso, TX 79905

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

George W. Vetrovec, M.D., MACC, MSCAI
Expertise: Cardiovascular Disease
Term: 07/01/2016 – 06/30/2020
Professor Emeritus
VCU Pauley Heart Center
Virginia Commonwealth Univ.
3126 West Cary Street #693
Richmond, VA 23221-3504

Gary Jarvis**
Expertise: Regulatory Affairs
Term: 08/31/2018 – 06/30/2022
Vice President Technology, Regulatory
Clinical and Medical Affairs
Alfa Medical
10905 Hyland Terrace
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Keith A. Horvath, M.D.
Expertise: Cardiac Surgery
Term: 07/01/2016 – 06/30/2020
Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Branch
National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
10 Center St., Bldg. 10/Room MSC 1550
Bethesda, MD 20892

Ralph G. Brindis, M.D., M.P.H.
Expertise: Cardiology; Cardiac Surgery
Term: 08/24/2017 – 06/30/2021
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Dept. of Medicine & the Philip R. Lee
Institute for Health Policy Studies
Univ. of CA, San Francisco
1410 Monterey Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94127

Jason T. Connor, Ph.D.
Expertise: Statistics
Term: 07/01/2019 – 06/30/2023
President & Lead Statistical Scientist
ConfluenceStat, LLC
9757 Cypress Pine Street
Orlando, FL 32827

James C. Blankenship, M.D.
Expertise: Interventional Cardiology
Term: 07/01/2019 - 06/30/2023
Chair of Cardiology
Department of Cardiology
Geisinger Medical Center
Danville, PA 17822
Boston, MA 02215

Randall C. Starling, M.D., M.P.H.
Expertise: Heart Failure
Term: 01/21/2020 to 06/30/2023
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





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