Dr. Eric Stoopler, President-Elect. Dr. Stoopler is an Associate Professor of Oral Medicine and Director of Postdoctoral Oral Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He completed his undergraduate studies at S.U.N.Y Binghamton and earned his dental degree from Penn Dental Medicine. Dr. Stoopler completed a General Practice Residency at the Brooklyn V.A.M.C. and a Fellowship in Oral Medicine at Penn Dental Medicine. Dr. Stoopler holds Fellowship in The American Association of Hospital Dentists, The International College of Dentists, The Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh, England), The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow) and is a Diplomate of The American Board of Oral Medicine and The American Board of Special Care Dentistry. He maintains an active oral medicine practice at the University of Pennsylvania Health System and is a Consultant to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Stoopler received the University of Pennsylvania's Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching and is a member of Penn Medicine's Academy of Master Clinicians. He is a contributing author to Burket's Oral Medicine, the American Dental Association Guide to Dental Therapeutics and has served as Editor of the Medical and Dental Clinics of North America.
Dr. Lauren Patton, Vice President. Dr. Patton is Professor and Chair of the Department of Dental Ecology at the University of North Carolina. Her primary teaching responsibility is in the General Practice Residency program and training dental students who rotate through the UNC Hospitals Dental Clinic and operating rooms. Her special clinical interests are in the management of special needs and medically complex dental patients and diagnosing and managing oral manifestations of systemic disease. Dr. Patton is an accomplished investigator, author, lecturer, consultant and editor. She is a Diplomate and past President of the American Board of Oral Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry. She is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, and was awarded a Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Dr. Scott DeRossi, Treasurer. Dr. De Rossi received his DMD from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine and completed his post-doctoral training in Oral Medicine at the University Of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Dr. De Rossi has maintained an active practice limited to Oral Medicine for over 14 years. He achieved Diplomate status from the American Board of Oral Medicine in 1999. Currently a Professor of Oral Medicine at Georgia RegentsCollege of Dental Medicine. He holds joint faculty appointments in the Departments of Dermatology and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery in the Medical College of Georgia. Prior to joining the Faculty of GRU, he was Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine, Director of the Oral Medicine Residency Program and was a past recipient of the distinguished Earl Bank Hoyt teaching award at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a 2008 recipient of the MCG Otolaryngology Consultant of the year award and the 2011 recipient of the International Association of Dental Research Innovation in Oral Care Award. He is a 2012-13 Fellow in the ADEA Leadership Institute. Dr. De Rossi is a co-author of the Burket’s Oral Medicine textbook and has lectured and published over 100 scientific articles, textbook chapters, and monographs on all aspects of Oral Medicine including TMD and oro-facial pain, medically complex patients, salivary gland disorders and oral mucosal diseases. He is the Director of the multidisciplinary Center for Oral Medicine.
Dr. Nathaniel Treister, Assistant Treasurer. Dr. Treister is Chief of the Divisions of Oral Medicine and Dentistry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Treister earned his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and subsequently completed his Oral Medicine certificate and Oral Biology doctoral training at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where he is an Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine in the Department of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity. He is board certified in Oral Medicine and practices at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute with special interest in oral mucosal diseases, salivary gland diseases, and oral complications in cancer patients. He has published extensively in the field of oral medicine with an emphasis on oral complications of hematopoietic cell transplantation and chronic graft-versus-host disease. He currently serves as Study Chair for Children’s Oncology Group study ACCL1031 entitled “A Randomized Double Blinded Trial of Topical Caphosol to Prevent Oral Mucositis in Children Undergoing Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation”, and as site Principal Investigator for ORARAD, an NIDCR sponsored study investigating the late effects of head and neck radiation therapy on oral health outcomes.
Dr. Andres Pinto, Secretary. Dr. Pinto is founding Chair and Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition, he is an attending staff in the Department of Surgery, Divisions of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Pediatric Dentistry at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, and the director of the Oral Medicine Fellowship programme and the MScD in Oral Medicine graduate programme. He received his DMD, MPH, MSCE, certificate in Clinical Research, and certificate in Oral Medicine, from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine and School of Medicine. Dr. Pinto is a diplomat of the American Board of Oral Medicine and the European Association of Oral Medicine, and holds a FDS from the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh). He was a member of the faculty and director of Oral Medicine Services at the University of Pennsylvania for 13 years, and during 2011-2013 he was the Chief of the Division of Community Oral Health at Penn. He has published extensivelyand is a coauthor of several major texts in Oral Medicine, like Burket’s Oral Medicine, Dental Clinical Advisor, and Curbside Consultation in Pediatrics. He is co-editor of Risk Assessment and Oral Diagnostics in Clinical Dentistry, a popular reference book for dental students and residents in General Practice and Oral Medicine training. He maintains a busy referral practice in Oral Medicine and Orofacial Pain at UH Case Medical Center. His clinical interests are the management of oral mucosal disease, oral oncology, pediatric oral medicine and orofacial pain. He has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, HRSA, and is a co-investigator in several NIH and industry funded trials.
Dr. Vidya Sankar, Assistant Secretary. Dr. Sankar is an associate surgeon at the Division of Oral Medicine Clinic and Dentistry at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She is a diplomate of the American Academy of Oral Medicine. She received her DMD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, earned her Certificate in Oral Medicine from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/ National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), Bethesda, Maryland, received her Masters in Health Science degree from Duke University and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh