Thomas Van Dyke, DDS, PhD

Vice president for Clinical and Translational Research at the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, MA; received his DDS (1973) from Case Western Reserve University; MS (1979) from SUNY at Buffalo in oral sciences; Periodontics Certificate (1980) from SUNY at Buffalo, and his PhD (1982) from SUNY at Buffalo in Oral Biology. Balint Orban Memorial Prize for Research in Periodontology (1981); Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology (1989); IADR Award for Basic Research in Periodontology (2001); Norton Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research (2002); William J. Gies Periodontology Award (2008); Fellow of AAAS (2016). President of the International Association of Periodontology (1997-1999). Dr. Van Dyke has published 300+ original articles, and numerous abstracts and book chapters. Member of the American/International Association of Dental Research; American Academy of Periodontology; International Association of Periodontology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society of Microbiology, IADR Periodontal Research Group, American Dental Association. His research interests are the structural and functional relationship of abnormalities of the inflammatory process with focus on phagocytic cells and microorganisms, in the etiology and pathogenesis of periodontal and other inflammatory diseases. He is best known for his work on the pathogenesis of oral and systemic inflammatory diseases, resolution of inflammation in neutrophil biology, and clinical research.