Scientific & Medical
Advisory Councils

The FD/MAS Alliance Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) is made up of experienced clinicians and researchers
with a broad range of expertise in skeletal disease and good scientific practice in the investigation of
complex multi-system and endocrine-related rare diseases.


Tissue Engineering
Frank Barry, PhD
Professor of Cellular Therapy
Regenerative Medicine Institute
National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Musculoskeletal Physiology and Biomechanics
David B. Burr, PhD, FAAA, FORS, FASBMR
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Research
Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Physiology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Department of Biomedical Engineering, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN

Pediatric Endocrinology
Thomas O. Carpenter, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Metabolic Bone Disease
Matthew Drake, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, MN

Craniofacial Disease
Leonard Kaban, DMD, MD
Walter C. Guralnick Distinguished Professor
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Chief, Emeritus
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Henry Kronenberg, MD
Professor of MedicineHarvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Metabolic Diseases
Horacio Plotkin, MD, FAAP
SVP and Head of Clinical Development
Selecta Biosciences, Watertown, MA

Bone Cell Biology
Lilian I. Plotkin, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology, MS5023
Director, Histology and Histomorphometry Core
Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Rare Disease Biorepository
Susanne Ragg, MD, PhD
Director, Integrated Cancer Service
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Florida, College of Medicine-Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

Rare Disease Therapeutic Development
Andrew Shenker, MD, PhD
Consultant in Rare Diseases and Gene Therapy
Self-employed, New Jersey

Adult Endocrinology
Dolores Shoback, MD
Professor of Medicine, UCSF
San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

Genetic Diseases of the Skeletal System 
Matthew Warman, MD
Professor of Genetics and Orthopaedic Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Director, Orthopaedic Research Laboratories
Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Bone and Mineral Metabolism, Genetics
Michael Whyte, MD
Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Genetics
Washington University School of Medicine
Medical-Scientific Director, Center for Metabolic Bone Disease and Molecular Research
Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, St. Louis, MO

The FD/MAS Alliance Medical Advisory Council (MAC) is made up of clinicians and researchers with knowledge of and experience in the clinical management of fibrous dysplasia and McCune-Albright syndrome (FD/MAS).

Alison Boyce, MD (Chair)
Associate Research Physician
Skeletal Disorders and Mineral Homeostasis Section
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
National Institutes of Health

Andrea Burke, DMD, MD
Assistant Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
School of Dentistry, University of Washington

Michael T. Collins, MD(ex officio)
Senior Clinical Investigator – Endocrinology
Skeletal Disorders & Mineral Homeostasis Section
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
National Institutes of Health

Daniel Handel, MD
Former chief of Palliative Medicine, retired 2019
Denver Health Medical Center

Ed Hsiao, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Institute for Human Genetics, UCSF

Janice Lee, MD
Clinical Director
Craniofacial Anomalies & Regeneration Section
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
National Institutes of Health

Lynn M. Lindaman MD
Orthopedic Surgeon, FD/MAS Alliance Board Director
Lindaman Orthopaedics, Des Moines, IA

Frederick Singer, MD
Director of the Endocrine and Bone Disease Center
John Wayne Cancer Institute, St. John’s Hospital