AAOM Diplomate, Dr. Nathaniel S. Treister,DMD,DMSc,  named new Chief of the Divisions of Oral Medicine and Dentistry at BWH and DFCI

Following a national search, Nathaniel S. Treister, DMD, DMSc, Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine, Infection, and Immunity at HSDM and Associate Surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has been appointed Chief of the Divisions of Oral Medicine and Dentistry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) beginning January 1, 2015.   Dr. Treister succeeds Stephen T. Sonis, DMD, DMSc, Clinical Professor of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity at HSDM and Senior Surgeon at BWH/DFCI.

Dr. Treister joined BWH’s Department of Surgery as an associate surgeon in 2005. In 2009, he was named program director for the Harvard/Brigham Residency Program in Oral Medicine, which has achieved national recognition under his leadership. Dr. Treister also serves as a surgeon at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center and is on the consulting staff of Boston Children’s Hospital.

His primary research involves oral complications of cancer therapy and, particularly, graft-vs.-host disease. 

Dr. Treister graduated from Stanford University.  After earning his DMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania, he completed specialty training and his DMSc at Harvard.  Among his accolades is the Herschfus Award from the American Academy of Oral Medicine.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Treister on his new role.