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Roster for the Ophthalmic Devices Panel

Purpose: The Committee reviews and evaluates data concerning the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational devices for use in the eye 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: 4

Note, one or more vacancies may be in the nomination process or a final appointment may have been made.

Neil M. Bressler, M.D.
Expertise: Ophthalmology
Term: 04/29/2019 – 10/31/2022
Professor of Ophthalmology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
600 N. Wolfe Street Bldg. Maumenee, Rm 752
Baltimore, MD 21287

Designated Federal Officer
Patricio G. Garcia, M.P.H.
Commander, US Public Health Service
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Office of Management
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Ave.
White Oak Bldg. 66 Rm 5216
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Office: 301-796-6875
Fax: 301-847-8505


Lama A. Al-Aswad, M.D., M.P.H.
Expertise:  Glaucoma; Teleophthalmology
Term: 04/29/2019 – 10/31/2022
Professor of Ophthalmology
Vice Chair of Innovations
New York University Langone Eye Center
222 E 41ST   Suite 4-092
New York, NY 10017

Michael E. Pfleger, J.D.**
Expertise: Regulatory Affairs
Term: 01/28/2019 – 10/31/2022
Vice President Head of External Affairs and
Regulatory Policy
Alcon, Inc., Division of Novartis
6201 South Freeway, TC45
Fort Worth, TX 76134-2099

Stephen D. McLeod, M.D.
Expertise: Cornea; Refractive Surgery
Term: 04/29/2019 – 10/31/2021
Theresa M. and Wayne M. Caygill, MD Distinguished
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Ophthalmology
University of California, San Francisco
10 Koret Way, K301 Box 0730
San Francisco, CA 94143

Emily Y. Chew, M.D.
Expertise: Ophthalmology; Clinical Trials
Term: 12/19/2020 – 12/31/2024
Director, Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications
National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health
Building 10, CRC-room 3-2531
10 Center Drive, MSC 1204
Bethesda, MD 20892



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