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Oral Medicine: The Unstoppable Dedication to the Mission

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Tarik Alkasab, MD, PhD

Dr. Tarik Alkasab works as a board-certified diagnostic radiologist in the Division of Emergency Imaging in the Department of Radiology of the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he also serves as Service Chief for Informatics/IT and Operations. He is Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. He is also chair of the Assisted Reporting committee of the Informatics Commission at the American College of Radiology as well as Senior Scientist for Framework at the American College of Radiology’s Data Sciences Institute. His research focuses on applying information systems to improve workflow and quality in medical imaging. Dr. Alkasab completed his residency as well as fellowships in Imaging Informatics and Abdominal Imaging and Intervention at Massachusetts General Hospital. He received his MD and PhD in Neuroscience from Tufts University School of Medicine after completing his undergraduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Indraneel Bhattacharyya, BDS, DDS, MS

Dr. Neel Bhattacharyya obtained oral and maxillofacial pathology training and received a masters degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis. He received his DDS from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. He is currently a tenured Full Professor and the Director of the Division of Oral Pathology at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He has been at UF for over 15 years and has won numerous teaching awards throughout his career including six at UF. He was also the Director of the UF Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology residency program from 2006–2017.

Srikar Chamala, PhD

Srikar Chamala, Ph.D., is the Director of Biomedical Informatics and Assistant Professor who leads the bioinformatics, genomics, and pathology informatics efforts at the University of Florida Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine. The current focus of his research is in global health equity, specifically understanding the genetic basis for human cancers using bioinformatics and genomics technologies. Additionally, his work involves machine learning and other data analytic techniques to discover and improve clinical outcomes and diagnosis.

Allison Grow, MD, PhD

Ronald Kulich, PhD

Cesar Migliorati, DDS, MS, PhD
Scientific Sessions Committee

Dr. Cesar Migliorati is the Associate Dean of Clinical Administration and Quality Assurance at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He is involved in the American Academy of Oral Medicine as a member, and is a Diplomate and President of the American Board of Oral Medicine.

Craig Miller, DMD

Dr. Craig Miller is a Professor of Oral Medicine, Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics, at the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, University Research Professor and Chief, Division of Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine and Oral Radiology College of Dentistry. He has served as President of the American Academy of Oral Medicine and the Oral Medicine & Pathology Group in the American Association of Dental Research, and served 8 years as Editor of the Oral Medicine Section of the journal “OOOO”, as well as a consultant to the National Institutes of Health.

Rose Nierman, RDH

Michael Passineau PhD

Dr. Passineau earned his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Miami in 2001. He completed postdoctoral training as a Kirchstein fellow in cancer gene therapy at the UAB Gene Therapy Center before being appointed as an Instructor at the UAB School of Dentistry under March J MacDougall. In 2008, he joined the Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh as Director of the Gene Therapy Program. He is appointed as Associate Professor of Medicine at the Drexel University College of Medicine, the academic affiliate of AHN. Dr. Passineau’s primary interest is in salivary gland gene therapy. His laboratory pioneered the use of sonoporation in the salivary gland to accomplish non-viral gene therapy and is currently developing an IND for non-viral gene therapy to reverse radiation-induced xerostomia. Other interests of his research group include epigenetic editing, robotic injectors for optimizing gene therapy and salivary gland regeneration through cell and tissue engineering.

Lori Reisner, PharmD, FCSHP

Dr. Reisner joined the faculty of UCSF in 1987 as a Pharmacy Practice Resident and has served in various roles since that time, including as a lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy and Dentistry courses and as a clinical pharmacist for the UCSF Pain Management Center. She has also been a research pharmacist for the UCSF Pain Clinical Research Center as well as a consultant to the Center for TMD and Orofacial Pain in the UCSF School of Dentistry. She currently serves on various medication-related committees at UCSF Medical Center and enjoys her role as a preceptor for students and residents. Lori is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), the American Pain Society (APS), and the International Society for the Study of Pain (IASP).

Dania Tamimi, BDS, DMSc

Dr. Dania Tamimi graduated with a dental degree from King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She trained at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and earned a doctorate of medical science (DMSc) and certificate of fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology in 2005. She is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (ABOMR). She is a reviewer and an Editorial Board member for Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine and Oral Radiology (OOOO), as well as a reviewer for DMFR, Oral Radiology, Head and Neck, Angle Orthodontist and AJO-DO. She currently runs her oral and maxillofacial radiology private practice in Orlando, Florida.

Nathaniel Treister

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.


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