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  1. Molecular and Clinical Genetics Panel

Roster of the Molecular and Clinical Genetics Panel

Purpose: The Committee reviews and evaluates data concerning the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational in vitro devices for use in clinical laboratory medicine including clinical and molecular genetics 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.


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

Wyatt A. Lison, Esquire *
Expertise: Consumer Advocacy; Molecular Biology
Term: 03/23/2017 – 05/31/2021
Feinstein Doyle Payne & Kravec, LLC
Law & Finance Building, Suite 1300
429 Fourth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Arthur J. Kawasaki, MSc, MBA**
Expertise: Regulatory Affairs/Compliance and Quality
Term: 05/31/2017 – 05/31/2021
Sr. Director, Regulatory &
Clinical Affairs, North America
DiaSorin Molecular LLC
11331 Valley View St.
Cypress, CA 90630

Luis F. Escobar, M.D.
Expertise: Medical Genetics; Neonatology
Term: 10/31/2017 to 05/31/2021
Medical Director
Medical Genetics and Neurodevelopmental Center
St. Vincent Hospital & Health Services
8402 Harcourt Rd. # 300
Indianapolis, Indiana 46260

Steven M. Lipkin, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Medical Genetics
Term: 04/12/2019 – 05/31/2023
Professor of Medicine and
Vice Chair for Research Dept. of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Cornell University
413 East 69th Street
Belfer Building, Room 702
New York, NY 10021

Victoria M. Pratt, Ph.D., FACMG
Expertise: Molecular Genetics and Pharmacogenomics
Term: 04/12/2019 – 05/31/2023
Director, Pharmacogenomics and Molecular Genetics Laboratories
Professor, Medical and Molecular Genetics
Indian University School of Medicine
975 W. Walnut St., IB-344B
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Daniel H. Farkas, Ph.D., HCLD
Expertise: Molecular Diagnostics and Genetics
Term: 04/12/2019 – 05/31/2023
Section Head, Molecular Pathology
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute
9500 Euclid Ave., Bldg. LL-2/Rm 141
Cleveland, OH 44195

Gregory J. Tsongalis, Ph.D.
Expertise: Clinical Genomics and Molecular Diagnostics
Term: 08/29/2019 – 5/31/2022
Professor, Vice Chair for Research and
Director Clinical Genomics and Advanced Technology
Department, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Geisel School of Medicine
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756

Daniel F. Hayes, MD
Expertise: Breast Cancer; Tumor Biomarker
Term: 08/29/2019 – 5/31/2022
Stuart B. Padnos Professor in Breast Cancer Research
University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, SPC 5942 Rm #6312
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5942



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** Industry Representative




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