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Roster of the Pediatric Advisory Committee to the Food and Drug Administration

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: 0

Go to the Advisory Committee Membership Application

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


The Pediatric Advisory Committee consists of a core of 14 voting members including the Chair. Members and the Chair are selected by the Commissioner or designee from among authorities knowledgeable in pediatric research, pediatric subspecialties, statistics, and/or biomedical ethics. The core of voting members shall also include one representative from a relevant patient or patient-family organization and may include one technically qualified member, selected by the Commissioner or designee, who is identified with consumer interests and is recommended by either a consortium of consumer-oriented organizations or other interested persons. In addition to the voting members, the Committee may include one non-voting member who is identified with industry interests and one non-voting member who represents a pediatric health organization.



Kelly Wade, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Neonatology
Term: 5/27/2016-6/30/2023
Attending Neonatologist
Department of Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Designated Federal Officer

Shivana Srivastava, RN, MS
Office of the Commissioner
Office of Pediatric Therapeutics
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20993-0002
Email: shivana.srivastava@fda.hhs.gov 
Phone: (301) 796-8695
Fax: (301) 289-7492

Melody Cunningham, M.D.
Expertise: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology & Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Term: 07/01/2022 - 06/30/2025
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
University of Tennessee, College of Medicine
Memphis, TN 38163

Angela Czaja, M.D., MS.c., Ph.D.
Expertise: Pediatric Critical Care
Term: 7/1/2021-6/30/2025
Associate Professor,
Division of Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine , University of Colorado
Aurora, CO 80045

Robert Dracker, M.D., M.H.A., M.B.A., CPI
Expertise: Pediatrics
Term: 7/1/2021-6/30/2024
Associate Professor
Departments of Pediatric and Pathology
SUNY Upstate Medical Center
Syracuse, NY
Owner and Medical Director, Summerwood Pediatrics
Founder and Medical Director, Infusacare Medical Services, P.C.
Liverpool, NY 13088

Gwenyth Fischer, M.D.
Expertise: Pediatric Critical Care & Medical Devices
Term: 07/01/2022 - 06/30/2026
Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium Director
Associate Professor of Pediatric Critical Care
University of Minnesota, College of Medicine
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Pediatric Health Organization Representative

Jennifer Goldman, M.D., M.S.
Expertise: Pediatric Health Organization Representative
Term: 7/1/2020 - 6/30/2024
Associate Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Associate Program Director,
Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship
Department of Pediatrics,
Children's Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, MO 64108

Richard Holubkov, Ph.D.
Expertise: Biostatistics
Term: 7/1/2020 - 6/30/2024
Professor, Division of Critical Care,
Department of Pediatrics,
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Bridgette Jones, M.D., M.S.
Expertise: Pediatrics & Allergy/Immunology
Term: 7/1/2021-6/30/2025
Associate Professor of Pediatrics,
Divisions of Allergy/Asthma/Immunology and Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutic Innovation,
Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Kansas City, MO 64108

Steven Krug, M.D.
Expertise: Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Term: 07/01/2022 - 06/30/2026
Former Head, Division of Emergency Medicine
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Professor of Pediatrics
Feinberg School of Medicine,
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL 60611

Patient Family Representative

Gianna McMillan, D.Be
Expertise: Patient-Family Representative
Term: 11/03/2020-06/30/2024
Professor of Research Ethics, Graduate Division
Program Administrator
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Industry Representative 

Robert Nelson, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Industry Representative 
Term: 8/30/2022-6/30/2026 
Senior Director
Pediatric Drug Development, 
Child Health Innovation Leadership Department (CHILD), 
Johnson & Johnson
Raritan, NJ 08869

Roberto Ortiz-Aguayo, M.D.
Expertise: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Term: 7/1/2020 - 6/30/2024
Medical Director, Inpatient & Campus Based Services,
Chief, Clinical Affairs, Division of Integrated Psychiatry, Psychology & Behavioral Sciences
Associate Chair & Attending Physician,
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Consumer Representative

Randi Oster, MBA
Expertise: Consumer Representative
Term: 04/24/2018-06/30/2026
Co-Founder and CEO, Help Me Health
Fairfield, CT 06824

Wael Sayej, M.D.
Expertise: Pediatric Gastroenterology
Term: 9/30/2016-6/30/2023
Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Baystate Children’s Specialty Center
Baystate Children's Hospital
Springfield, MA 01199 
Associate Professor of Pediatrics 
University of Massachusetts Medical School - Baystate 
Worcester, MA 01655

Michael White, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise: Pediatric Cardiology
Term: 07/01/2022 - 06/30/2025
Pediatric Cardiologist
Ochsner Health System
New Orleans, LA 70121

Benjamin Wilfond, M.D.
Expertise: Pediatric Pulmonology and Bioethics
Term: 7/1/2019 - 6/30/2023
Professor and Chief, Division of Bioethics and Palliative Care
Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195



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