AAOMP Seminar Speaker Bios
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Dr. Indraneel Bhattacharyya
Dr. Neel Bhattacharyya obtained oral and maxillofacial pathology training and received a Masters degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis. He received his DDS from the University of Nebraska, College of Dentistry. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. He is currently, a tenured Full Professor and the Director of the Division of Oral Pathology at the University of Florida, College of Dentistry. He has been at UF for over 15 years and has won numerous teaching awards throughout his career including six at UF. He was also the Director of the UF Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology residency program from 2006-2017. He has served as a Councilor, Fellowship Examination committee member and on the Education committee for the AAOMP. He is actively involved in a clinical oral pathology practice and biopsy service which he has contributed in building into one of the largest oral pathology biopsy services in the nation. Currently the UF Oral Pathology biopsy service accessions over 13000 tissue specimens. He has authored or co-authored more than 140 refereed papers and book chapters covering a diverse range of topics addressing both clinical and microscopic aspects of oral and maxillofacial pathology. He is also actively involved in several NIH and industry funded research projects studying medication induced osteonecrosis of jaws, molecular and clinical aspects of various oral and jaw lesions, precancerous and cancerous oral lesions, polymicrobial periodontal disease and systemic diseases in animal models and Sjogren’s syndrome. Dr. Bhattacharyya is a sought after speaker and has lectured extensively in the US and abroad at various regional, national and international meetings.
Dr. Roman Carlos
Román Carlos obtained his dental degree (DDS) at the Faculty of Stomatology at University of San Carlos in Guatemala. Soon after graduation, he enter the Oral Pathology Residency program at the University of Florida, finisinh in 1983. He joined the AAOMP as Member in 1980, became Fellow in 1983 and Diplomate to the ABOMP in 1987. After completing his residency program, he joined the Faculties of Odontology and Medicine at University Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala, as professor of Pathology, from 1984-2001. He also served as Staff of Oral Medicine and Pathology at Hospital General San Juan de Dios, one of the two largest public hospitals in Guatemala. During most of his professional career he has served as Staff Member of the Pathology Department at Herrera Llerandi Hospital in Guatemala City, serving also as consultant for many other public and private health institutions. He was elected Councillor for Latin America to the International Association of Oral Pathologists (IAOP) in 1998, ending his period in 2002. He was elected President of the IAOP in 2002. He is currently Visiting Professor of the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, Spain and at the University of La Salle in Leon, Mexico. He is co-author of 52 papers in peer review journals and has served as part of the Editorial Board of Oral Diseases, Oral Oncology, The Saudi Dental Journal, Head and Neck Pathology, and Medicina Oral Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal.
Dr. Ashley Clark
Ashley Clark, DDS, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences at The University of Texas at Houston (UTHouston) School of Dentistry. She obtained her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Indiana University and her certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology from The University of Florida. Dr. Clark worked at West Virginia University (WVU) as the oral pathologist and lab director before joining UTHouston. At the UTHouston, she is course director for all undergraduate oral pathology classes and served as the President of the Faculty Senate. Dr. Clark was the author of the oral pathology section of the Dental and Dental Hygiene Decks and currently consults for a new national study guide designed for the integrated format of the board examinations. Dr. Clark has over 35 published papers and abstracts.
Dr. Nadim Islam
Nadim M. Islam trained in Oral pathology at the University of Florida College of Dentistry (Gainesville), 2004-2007. He served at the Indiana University School of Dentistry as an Assistant Professor, where he completed his US DDS program and continued as Director of the Oral Pathology Biopsy Service & Laboratory until 2012. Nadim served a four year term, including as Chair of the Oral pathology section of the ADEA; He is a Fellow, of the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology and a re-certified Diplomate of the ABOMP. He is with the University of Florida, College of Dentistry as a Professor & Residency program & Internship Director of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology and served a 2 year term as the Director of Oral Pathology Laboratory accessing over 13,000 specimens including over 550 DIF cases annually. He has authored or co-authored more than 75 journal articles in both dental and medical literature, over 75 national, 20 international presentations and several book chapters. He serves as the Chair of the College’s Faculty Advisory Board as well as the Faculty Assembly. He believes in the doctrine of ‘Life long learning’, and has presented and lectured nationally as well as internationally including UAE, Saudi Arabia, India, Canada, Brazil, Nepal as well as Kuwait recently as an international examiner. He works towards woman empowerment and as a DMD admission committee member supports and propagates diversity and racial balance in Dental School class and promotes gender neutrality and equality at the work place. Nadim intends to spend his future years towards championing the noble cause of uplifting the spirits of ‘acid attack victims and their rehabilitation.
Dr. Kelly Magliocca
Dr. Kelly Magliocca is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Emory University Hospital. She earned a DDS degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI and completed residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Kelly joined the Emory University faculty in 2011. Her research interests include gnathic pathology, oral and oropharyngeal carcinoma.
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. Tina Woods
Dr. Tina Woods, a native of Greenville, Mississippi, obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi College in 1993 and dental degree in 1997 from the University of Mississippi, School of Dentistry. She practiced general dentistry in Murphy, North Carolina for nine years before moving to Honduras as a full-time medical/dental missionary with Baptist Medical and Dental Mission, International. In 2012, she returned to the states to begin a residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the University of Florida, College of Dentistry in Gainesville, Florida. In 2015, Dr. Woods was appointed at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Dentistry in the Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and Pathology department, where she teaches oral pathology to dental students and oral surgery residents, maintains the oral pathology biopsy service, sees private clinical patients and gives presentations throughout her state. During her free time, she is a dental consultant to Mississippi’s State Medical Examiner’s Office and is obtaining requirements for board certification with the American Board of Forensic Odontology (ABFO). Dr. Woods will complete the Forensic Odontology Fellowship program at the University of Tennessee, Graduate School of Medicine in the Spring of 2020. She has authored and co-authored several publications and is the only actively practicing oral pathologist in the state of Mississippi.