Robert D. Kelsch, DMD

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Robert D. Kelsch, DMD graduated from UCONN School of Dental Medicine in 1992 and has been an active member of the AAOMP since 1994, and Fellow since 1997, completing his oral and maxillofacial pathology residency training at Northwell Health System, in 1997. Rob has been a Diplomate of ABOMP since 1999. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Dental Medicine and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Northwell Health, as well as Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He is actively involved in the oral and maxillofacial pathology residency training program, has a faculty practice in clinical oral pathology, serving as Director of Clinical Oral Pathology, in addition to participating in the oral pathology biopsy service. He has been invited to speak nationally at meetings including Yankee Dental, the Chicago Midwinter meeting and California Dental Association as well as presenting at AAOMP Annual Meetings. Prior to returning to Northwell as an attending, Rob was the director of the Oral Diagnosis clinic at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry from 1997-2000. He continues to be actively involved in organized dentistry and has served in such capacities as a CODA reviewer for OMFP residency programs, editor for Nassau County Dental Bulletin, and currently serves on JCNDE test construction committees for the National Dental Board (INBDE), ADAT (Advanced Dental Admission Test) and DLOSCE (Dental Licensure Objective Structured Clinical Exam). Rob currently is also a member of the AAOMP Lab service Committee, was recently asked to join the Strategic Planning Committee of the AAOMP and in the past has served on the Nominations, Constitutions and Bylaws, and Fellowship committees, as well as the Executive council of the AAOMP. He is also a member of the Medical Advisory Council for the IPPF. He considers it a privilege to be able to continue his service to the specialty and be able to utilize his strengths in OMFP education, as a Director of the Board for ABOMP.