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Dr. Steven Barket
Dr. Steven Barket is currently employed at the Medina County Health Department, Ohio, as well as faculty at Case Western Reserve University. He obtained his dental degree (DMD) from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, PA, and certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology from the University of Pittsburgh, PA in 2014. Dr. Barket has served on staff with Bradford Regional Medical Center, PA, and with Olean General Hospital, NY. His research interests include the clinical features of various intraoral conditions, and topics relating to oral health disparity.
Dr. Mark L. Bernstein
Mark L. Bernstein, D.D.S. is Professor of General and Oral Pathology at University of Louisville School of Dentistry, where he has been teaching and practicing since 1975. He is a diplomate of the ABOMP. He treats patients with oral pathosis and is Laboratory Director of the ULOpath Biopsy Service
Dr. Robert Kelsch
Rob Kelsch is a 1992 graduate of UCONN School of Dental Medicine and currently is an attending in the Department of Dental Medicine at Northwell Health system in NY, as well as the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. He is active in the oral pathology biopsy service, the clinical oral pathology faculty practice, and the Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology residency training program. After oral pathology residency, he was the Director of the Oral Diagnosis Clinic at the University Of Illinois College Of Dentistry. Rob is a test constructor for the Integrated National Board Dental Examination and ADAT ( Advanced Dental Admission Test). He is a Fellow, and active member of the AAOMP (American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology) and is a Diplomate of the ABOMP (American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology) since 1999.
Dr. Anne McLean
Dr. Anne McLean is a senior oral and maxillofacial pathology resident at Texas A&M University college of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. She earned her dental degree from Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry in 2011.
Dr. Reshma S. Menon
I, Dr. Reshma S. Menon am a board (American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (ABOMP)) certified oral and maxillofacial pathologist. I graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree from Sri Ramachandra University in India in 2009 and worked with an oral surgeon during my final year of training. I then followed my passion for oral diagnostic sciences and received a certificate from New York University College of Dentistry in 2012 after a fellowship year in oral medicine and orofacial pain. It was during this year that I was introduced to basic science research and won a grant for a project at the American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP) annual meeting. I decided to pursue oral pathology and research at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), under the guidance of Dr. Sook Bin Woo. I gained tremendous experience in basic science research and successfully defended my thesis on signaling pathways in oral cancer cells. I received the prestigious James Shaw research award from HSDM and the Gorlin award from American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (AAOMP). In 2017, I received my Doctor of Medical Sciences (DMSc) in oral biology and a certificate in oral pathology. Later that year I earned the status of diplomate of the ABOMP. My interests have always been in academics and research. I continue to author manuscripts and book chapters and am currently involved in many research projects in the field of oral pathology and medicine. I have presented both academic work and research at several academy meetings. I also serve on the fellowship committee in the AAOMP.
Dr. Angela Ritchie
Angela Ritchie is an Indiana native. She attended dental school at the University of Michigan in 2003 followed by oral pathology residency at North Shore- Long Island Jewish hospital under the directorship of John Fantasia in 2011. During residency she developed an interest in clinical research and has nearly completed a master’s program in clinical research. She joined the IUSD faculty in August of 2016 as an assistant clinical professor.
Dr. Molly Smith
Molly Smith obtained her DMD from the University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry and subsequently completed a General Practice Residency Program at Malcom Randall VA Medical Center and a 3-yearresidency in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the University of Florida, College of Dentistry. She currently works as an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in the division of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.
Dr. Kevin Torske
Dr. Kevin R. Torske is a Captain (CAPT) in the United States Navy, and is the current Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Forensic Odontology Specialty Leader. Currently stationed within the Department of Pathology, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia, CAPT Torske is the lead staff Oral and Maxillofacial pathologist, diagnosing cases of the ear, nose, throat, oral cavity, salivary glands, and skin of the head and neck. He also serves as the Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology mentor for multiple dental residency programs, to include: the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) programs at Langley Air Force Base, VA and Sewells Point Naval Dental Center, VA; the General Practice Residency at Naval Medical Center (NMCP) in Portsmouth, VA; and the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency, also at NMCP. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 1993 from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, earning his degree with “high distinction.” Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology residency training was completed in 2000 at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School, while also receiving a Masters of Science degree from George Washington University. This was followed by fellowship training in Otorhinolaryngic and Endocrine Pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.
Dr. Anna Trzcinska
Anna Trzcinska, DMD is the chief resident of The Mount Sinai Hospital’s oral and maxillofacial pathology program in New York, NY. She obtained her dental degree at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in Alton, IL in 2012. Prior to entering residency Dr. Trzcinska practiced general dentistry for 4 years in Chicago, IL working both in private practice and in a public health setting. Dr. Trzcinska will be entering the head and neck pathology fellowship at The University of Chicago in July, 2019.
Dr. Stephanie Wetzel
Stephanie Wetzel is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. After graduation, she practiced general dentistry in Portland, Oregon. Subsequently, Dr. Wetzel completed her training at the largest oral and maxillofacial pathology program in the United States, New York Hospital of Queens. She has been on faculty at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, participating in an active biopsy service and as Director of the Oral Pathology Patient Clinic. Dr. Wetzel moved to Atlanta two years ago where she joined the Atlanta Oral Pathology biopsy service. In addition, Dr. Wetzel has a clinical practice treating patients with oral mucosal diseases and difficult oral pathology at Emory-Decatur Hospital in Decatur, Georgia.