MEDICAL ADVISORY COUNCIL
Michael T. Collins, M.D. is an endocrinologist whose area of specialty is metabolic bone diseases and mineral metabolism. He is the Chief of the Skeletal Clinical Studies Unit of Craniofacial and Skeletal Diseases Branch at the NIH in Bethesda, MD. The primary focus of his research is polyostotic Fibrous Dysplasia (PFD) and the McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS). He is the principal investigator on several clinical studies of patients with PFD/MAS, and a as chair of the Medical Advisors Council is a non-voting member of the Board.
Janice Lee, MD is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who treats children and adults. Her areas of expertise include facial reconstruction, maxillofacial pathology and craniofacial anomalies. She's a member of the Craniofacial Anomalies team at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, CA. Her research is in the area of bone marrow stem cells and the effects of age on their ability to differentiate and form bone. While training at the National Institutes of Health, she was the maxillofacial specialist for a team evaluating and treating one of the largest populations of patients with McCune-Albright syndrome and polyostotic fibrous dysplasia.
Lynn M. Lindaman MD, specializes in pediatric orthopaedics, sports medicine & general orthopaedics in Des Moines, Iowa. He is also an individual with fibrous dysplasia.
Frederick Singer, M.D. lives in southern California. He is Director of the Endocrine/Bone Disease Program at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, CA and is clinical professor of medicine at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is a past chairman of the Board of Directors of The Paget Foundation and a past president of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. He has a long term interest in disorders of the skeleton.
James B. Wyngaarden, MD is one of the nation’s preeminent researchers on metabolic diseases. He was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1982 to direct the National Institutes of Health (NIH), serving until 1989. He later served on the council of the Human Genome Organization from 1990 to 1993 and was the organization’s Director from 1990 to 1991. He was elected Foreign Secretary of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences from 1990 to 1994