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Chief, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry, Program Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Harbor – UCLA Medical Center Lecturer, UCLA School of Dentistry


Bachelor of Arts: Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Dental Degree: D.D.S. – University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, MI
Internship: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Maryland, School of Dentistry, Baltimore, MD
Residency: Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Martin Luther King Medical Center, Charles Drew University,

PhD: Oral Biology, University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry

Board Certifications

Diplomate American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Awards and Honors

  • National Institute of Dental Research and Craniofacial Research Fellowship, Molecular Mechanisms of Cyclosporin Induced Gingival Enlargement
  • National Institute of Dental Research and Craniofacial Research Fellowship, The Role Cyclophilin A in Tumorigenesis
  • Attending of the Year Teaching Award, Harbor – UCLA Medical Center Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Research Focus

The Role of Growth Factors in Maxillofacial Reconstruction

The use of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Bone Regeneration, Management or Medication Related

Professional Service
  • Member,
    California Association of oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Member,
    American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Associate Member, American Association of Cancer Research
  • Member,
    International Association of Dental Research / American Association of Dental Research
  • General Anesthesia and Conscious Sedation Evaluator, Dental Board of California
Professional Service
  • Mentoring college students, singing and gardening