Jose Pablo Morales, MD

Pablo MoralesMedical Officer
Division of Cardiovascular Devices
Food and Drug Administration


Background

Dr. Pablo Morales is a medical officer in the Division of Cardiovascular Devices at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health – FDA.  Dr. Morales received his MD from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia, South America. He did his specialty training in vascular and endovascular surgery at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London, UK.  He has published over 30 manuscripts in the field of vascular surgery and interventional radiology and has co-author several book chapters.

He joined the FDA as a medical officer in 2008, after working in endovascular research at the Cleveland Clinic for two years.  His expertise is in aortic endovascular grafts, inferior vena cava (IVC) filters, dialysis grafts, embolization devices and varicose veins devices.  Dr. Morales has special interest in developing collaborative efforts between professional societies, device manufacturers and the FDA to optimize the collection of clinical data.  He had provided clinical and regulatory advice in the development of post-market studies to evaluate the real-world safety and performance of IVC filters as well as endovascular grafts for the treatment of aortic dissections.  Finally, Pablo is co-chair of the Registry Assessment of Peripheral Interventional Devices (RAPID) project which is currently being developed under the MDEpiNet public-private partnership.