I am a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon with over 30 years of experience in my specialty. The scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery includes the surgical management and treatment of the upper and lower jaws and the related structures of the face.
At Memorial Sloan Kettering, oral surgery includes treatment of benign lesions of the jaws and dentally related oral infections; surgery to reconstruct the jaw or to treat traumatic injuries to the mouth or jaw; and dentoalveolar surgery. My primary area of interest and expertise is in osseointegrated implant reconstruction of defects of the face and jaws. Such defects may occur from ablative cancer surgery, traumatic injuries, or congenital growth deformities. I am part of the reconstructive team of head and neck surgeons, plastic surgeons, and maxillofacial prosthodontists in planning and placing osseointegrated implants to support protheses of the jaws, eyes, ears, and nose.