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Roster of the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel

Purpose: The Committee reviews and evaluates data concerning the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational orthopedic and rehabilitation devices 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.

Harvey E. Smith, M.D.
Expertise: Neurosurgery
Term: 09/30/2016 – 08/31/2024
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
3737 Market Street 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Designated Federal Officer
Akinola Awojope, Dr.PH.
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Office of Management
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
WO Bldg. 66, Rm 5216
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Office: (301) 636-0512
Fax: (301) 847-8505

Stacey E. Bonnell, M.B.A., RAC **
Expertise: Regulatory Affairs
Term: 09/01/2020 to 08/31/2024
Global Leader, Regulatory Affairs
Nuvasive, Inc.
7475 Lusk Boulevard
San Diego, CA 9212

Thomas C. Barber, M.D.
Expertise: Orthopedic Surgery
Term: 08/29/2023 – 08/31/2026
Professor, Arthritis and Joint Replacement
University of California San Francisco
Orthopedic Institute
1500 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA 9415

Scott R. Evans, Ph.D., M.S. 
Expertise: Clinical Trials, Biostatistics
Term: 09/01/2023 – 08/31/2027
Director, The Biostatistics Center
Professor and Founding Chair
Department of Biostatistics 
   and Bioinformatics
Milken Institute School of Public Health
George Washington University
6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 750
Rockville, MD 20850

Paul A. Manner, M.D. 
Expertise: Orthopedics
Term: 09/01/2023 – 08/31/2027
Dept. of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine
1959 Pacific Street NE
Box 356500
Seattle, WA 9819

Ty K. Subhawong, M.D.  
Expertise: Diagnostic Radiology
Term: 08/29/2023 – 08/31/2026
Professor of Clinical Radiology and
Director, Division of Musculoskeletal
Department of Radiology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
1611 NW 12th Ave.
Miami, FL 33136

John S. Kirkpatrick, M.D. 
Expertise: Orthopedics
Term: 08/29/2023 – 08/30/2026
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orlando Veterans Administration Medical Center
13800 Veterans Way
Orlando, FL 32837


Melvin D. Helgeson, M.D., F.A.O.A.
Expertise: Orthopaedic Surgery
Term: 12/06/2023 – 08/31/2027
Professor of Surgery
F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine 
Uniformed Services University Health Sciences
8901 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20889

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