Alessandro Villa, DDS, PhD, MPH

Dr. Alessandro Villa is an Associate Surgeon in the Division of Oral Medicine and Dentistry at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard School of Dental Medicine where he also serves as the Program Director of the Oral Medicine Residency program. Dr. Villa obtained his DDS degree and a PhD from Italy. He served as a post-doctoral fellow at the National Cancer Institute, where he studied the oral HPV prevalence in a large population and methods of early detection of oral cancer. He obtained his Master of Public Health from AT Still University, MO and his Certificate in Oral Medicine from the BWH/HSDM. Dr. Villa's research interests are focused primarily on the early diagnosis of oral cancer and oral complications from cancer treatment. His clinical interest includes treatment of oral mucosal diseases, salivary gland disorders and oral complications from cancer therapy. Dr. Villa teaches in the clinic as well as in class.