Ioannis Koutlas, DDS, MS

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Ioannis Koutlas, DDS, MS, is Associate Professor in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, USA, and Director of the University of Minnesota Oral Pathology Laboratory.  He received his DDS degree from the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Athens, Greece, and trained in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the University of Minnesota where he was also granted his Master of Science degree.  He is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (ABOMP) and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (AAOMP).  In the past, Ioannis has served in the Laboratory, Long Range Planning and Fellowship Committees, as well as, in the Executive council of the AAOMP.  He has been appointed by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) as inspector of regional pathology laboratories.  His didactic activities have included predoctoral and postdoctoral teaching and he has served as advisor of specialty residents/graduate students seeking post-graduate degrees.  Ioannis has published multiple articles and book chapters in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and has given lectures and seminars nationally and internationally, exercises that he considers essential in the academic advancement of the specialty.  He participated as an author in the last two editions of the W.H.O. Classification of Tumors of the Head and Neck and currently serves a second appointment in the editorial board of the journal Head and Neck Pathology.  Ioannis’ interests in research include soft tissue/bone pathology and the identification of genes and their functions as they relate to syndromes of the head and neck, especially neurocristopathies, genodermatoses and somatic disorders with orofacial manifestations.  He will be honored, if given the opportunity, to serve the specialty as a Director of the ABOMP.