Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Maxillofacial, Board Certified Oral Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral Medicine, Biopsy Diagnostic Services, Oral Cancer, Jaw Lesions Including Tumors, Biphosphonate Induced Osteonecrosis, Oral Mucosal Conditions, Dentist, General Dentistry,

Expert Witness No. 2327

Texas

PRESENT TITLE:

  • Professor and Chairman (Tenured)
  • Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • School of Dentistry

CITIZENSHIP: United States of America

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION:

1980-86 University of Ibadan, School of Dentistry Ibadan, Nigeria
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

GRADUATE EDUCATION:

1991-93
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.
Master of Science (MSc, Med Sci.), Oral Pathology

1996-01
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Doctor of Medical Sciences (DMSc), Oral Biology

1999-02
Suffolk University Law School
Boston MA
Juris Doctoris (JD), Law

2003-04
Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and the Carey Business School, Baltimore, MD
Graduate Certificate in the Business of Medicine

2011-12:
McGill University
Montreal Canada
Certificate of Training in Forensic Dentistry

2014-2015
UTHealth Houston
Certificate, Health Educators Fellowship Program (HEFP)

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING:

1986-91
Ahmadu-Bello University Teaching Hospital, Kaduna, Nigeria
University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria Glasgow Dental Hospital and School, Glasgow, Scotland Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

1994-95
University of Texas at Houston
Dental Branch
Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

1996-01
Harvard University School of Dental Medicine Boston MA
Clinical Specialty Certificate in Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology

Leadership Training

  • 2013: Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL), Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program
  • 2015: Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL), Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program II
  • 2017: American Dental Education Association (ADEA)/Harry W, Bruce Jr.

Legislative Fellowship

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:

  • 2012- Chair, Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry
  • 2011/12 – Interim Chair, Department of Oral Biology, Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU; now Augusta University), Augusta, Georgia

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • 2012- Professor, Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences, School of Dentistry
  • 2014-Professor, Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine, UT Medical School, Houston
  • 2016-Professor with Tenure, Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences, School of Dentistry
  • Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU), Augusta, GA
  • 2010- 02 Associate Professor (tenured), Department of Oral Biology, College of Dental Medicine, GHSU
  • 2010- 02: Associate Professor (tenured), Department of Pathology, Medical College of Georgia, GHSU
  • 2010- 02 Associate Professor (tenured), College of Graduate Studies, GHSU
  • 2010- 02 Associate Professor (tenured), Department of Oral Health and
  • Diagnostic Sciences, College of Dental Medicine, GHSU
  • 2009- 10 Associate Professor (tenure track), Department of Oral Biology, College of Dental Medicine, GHSU
  • 2009- 10 Associate Professor (tenure track), Department of Pathology, Medical College of Georgia, GHSU
  • 2009- 10 Associate Professor (tenure track), College of Graduate Studies, GHSU
  • 2009- 10 Associate Professor (tenure track), Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Dental Medicine, GHSU
  • 2005- 09 Assistant Professor (tenure track), Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU), College of Dental Medicine, Augusta, Georgia
  • 2006- 09 Assistant Professor (tenure track), Department of Pathology, Medical College of Georgia, GHSU
  • 2006- 09 Assistant Professor (tenure track), College of Graduate Studies, GHSU
  • 2008- 09 Assistant Professor (tenure track), Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Dental Medicine, GHSU

Visiting/Adjunct Academic Appointments

  • 1993/94 Visiting Assistant Professor, Oral Pathology, University of Texas at Houston, Dental Branch
  • 2001- Visiting Lecturer, School of Dentistry, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, December 2000/January 2001
    2008- Professor (Adjunct), Nebraska Institute of Forensic Sciences (NIFS) 2010/11 Fulbright Scholar/Visiting Professor, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
  • 2013- Adjunct/Visiting Professor, College of Health Sciences, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  • 2013-15 Adjunct/Visiting Professor, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria
  • 2013- Adjunct Professor, College of Dental Medicine, and College of Graduate Studies, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Georgia
  • 2014- Adjunct/Visiting Professor, Department of Forensic Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
  • 2017/2018 Fulbright Distinguished Chair (Senior Scholar/Visiting Professor), University of Birmingham, Birmingham, U.K.

Other Appointments

  • 1986/87 House Surgeon in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Ahmadu-Bello University Hospital, Kaduna, Nigeria
  • 1987/88 Associate Dental Surgeon, Hebgreen Dental Clinic, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  • 1988/89 Dental Officer (National Youth Service Corp, Civilian), Nigerian Military Hospital, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  • 1989/91 Resident in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu/ Ahmadu-Bello University Hospital, Kaduna, Nigeria
  • 1994/95 Clinical Research Fellow/Instructor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Texas at Houston, Dental Branch, Houston, Texas
  • 1995/96 Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Microbiology and Immunology (Immunology Section), Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • 1996/02 Research Fellow in Oral Medicine/Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard School of Dental Medicine/Department of Cytokine Biology, Forsyth Institute, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2002/05 Research Fellow, Matrix Biochemistry Unit, Craniofacial and Skeletal Disease Branch, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), National Institute of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD.

LICENSURES:

Dental:

  • 2005 Georgia State Board of Dentistry, Faculty Dental License
  • 2012 Texas State Board of Dental Examiners, Faculty

Law:

  • 2004 Commonwealth of the State of Massachusetts. Admission to Bar (Attorney and Counselor at Law;
  • 2006 D.C. Court of Appeals. Admission to Bar (Attorney and Counselor at Law
  • 2006 State of Georgia. Admission to Bar (Attorney and Counselor at Law Bar
  • 2007 Admitted to Practice Law in the United States Supreme Court

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • 2002 Royal College of Surgeons of England. Fellowship in Dental Surgery (FDSRCS)
  • 2005 Fellowship of the American College of Legal Medicine (FCLM)
  • 2006 American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (ABOMP),
    Board Certified and Diplomate status
  • 2010 Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists, United Kingdom (FRCPath)
  • 2011 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Fellowship in Dental Surgery (FDSRCPSG)
  • 2011 American Board of Legal Medicine (ABLM), Board Certified and Diplomate American Board of Medical Malpractice (ABMM)
  • 2014 Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Fellowship in Dental Surgery (FDSRCSEdin)

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

  • 1990- Associate Fellow, West African College of Surgeons (WACS)
  • 1994- Member, International Association of Oral Pathologists (IAOP)
  • 1998- Member, American Association for Dental Research (AADR)
  • 2008- Present: Member, Constitution Committee
  • 1998- Member, International Association for Dental Research (1ADR)
  • 2010-2014 Member, Constitution Committee
  • 2002- Member, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • 2002- Member, American Bar Association (ABA)
  • 2004- Member, American Association for Matrix Biology (ASMB)
  • 2005- Fellow, American College of Legal Medicine (FCLM)
  • 2007- 2012: Member, Amicus Curiae Committee
  • 2007-2013:Member, Membership and Credentials Committee
  • 2007- Present: Member, Student Awards Committee
  • 2015-2018, Member, Nominating Committee
  • 2005- Member, American Dental Association (ADA)
  • 2005/12-Member, Georgia State Dental Association
  • 2005/12-Eastern District of Georgia Dental Association
  • 2006- Member, Georgia Bar Association
  • 2006- Fellow, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (AAOMP)
  • 2006- Fellow, International Academy of Oral Oncology (IAOO)
  • 2006- Member, North American Society for Head and Neck Pathology (NASHNP)
  • 2006- Member, World Association for Medical Law (WAML)
  • 2010- Fellow, Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath) United Kingdom
  • 2011- Fellow, Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England (FDSRCS)
  • 2012- Member, Texas Dental Association (TDA)
  • 2014- Fellow, Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FDSRCSEd)

HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • 1984 Gani-Fawehinmi Undergraduate Scholarship Award
  • 1991/3 University of Nigeria Postgraduate Scholarship award: towards MSc degree at the University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1996/99 National Research Science Award (NRSA; T32) NIDCR/NIH towards doctoral and clinical specialty training at Harvard University
  • 1997 Harvard University: Honors in Oral Microbiology, and Oral Pathology
  • 1999 Stephen and Wanda Jones Scholarship Award by the Committee on General Scholarship, Harvard University
  • 1999/01 Underrepresented Minority Supplementary Grant to R01 from the NIH for completion of doctoral research at the Forsyth Institute/Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA
  • 2000 Honorable Mention:For Excellence in Legal Writing, Suffolk University Law School
  • 2000 Deans List, Suffolk University Law School
  • 2002/04 Research Fellowship Award (Intramural), NIDCR, NIH Bethesda, MD 2002/04 Clinical Research Fellowship Award, NIDCR: towards clinical research training
  • 2002/05 Recipient, NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP)
  • 2003 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR): Edward A. Smucker Fellow: The Edward A. Smucker Memorial Workshop on the Pathobiology of Cancer. Keystone Resort, Colorado Springs, Colorado. June 2003
  • 2005 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship award
  • 2006-08 Recipient, HRSA Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP)
  • 2007 American Association for Dental Research (AADR) First Neal W. Chilton Fellowship in Clinical Research. Role: Principal Investigator
  • 2007 Recipient: American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Inuagural, Neal Chilton Fellowship in Clinical Research.
  • 2007 Recipient: Medical College of Georgia Research Institute (MCGRI) 2007 Emerging Scientist Award (To MCGRI researcher who are early in their research career and who are beginning to make outstanding contributions to research that provide insights into the mechanisms of disease prevention, detection, or therapy).
  • 2008 Appointed: Member, Advisory Board, Nebraska Institute of Forensic sciences (NIFS)
  • 2010 Awarded Tenure. Georgia Regents University (GRU; now Augusta University)
  • 2010 Grantee: Fulbright Scholar: U.S. Department of States. Research award for studies on HPV16-associated oral cancers in a Nigerian population
  • 2010 Augusta Magazine: Named in the Top Augusta Area Dentists and Specialists
  • 2011 Co-Recipient (Co-investigator): The 2011 IADR/ Glaxo-Smith Kline (GSK) Award for Innovation in Oral Care Research. “A Natural Formulation for Patients Diagnosed with Xerostomia”
  • 2011 Augusta Magazine: Named in the Top Augusta Area Dentists and Specialists
  • 2012 Outstanding Faculty (2012) Award, Georgia Health Sciences University
  • 2012 Finalist: American Dental Education Association (ADEA)/Sunstar Americas Inc/Harry Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship
  • 2014 Reader for the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX).
  • 2013 Houston Magazine: Named in the Top Houston Area Dentist and Specialists
  • 2014 Fellow, American College of Dentists (FACD)
  • 2014 Houston Magazine: Named in the Top Houston Area Dentist and Specialists
  • 2015-2018 Member, Board of Governors, American College of Legal Medicine
  • 2015 Recipient, 2015 University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston Dean’s Excellence (Scholarship of Discovery) Award
  • 09/2016 Awarded, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd; 2016), King James IV Professorship (First of African Descent to recieve this award)
  • 03/2017 2017 American Dental Education Association (ADEA), Harry Bruce Legislative Fellow.
  • 2018 Fulbright Distinguished Chair (U.S. Department of State), University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England, U.K.
  • 2018 Awarded, Certificate of Congressional Recognition, United States House of Representative

EDITORIAL POSITIONS:

Reviewer

  • 2005- Journal of Molecular Histology
  • 2007- Oral Diseases (Editorial Board member 2008-2013)
  • 2007- Archives of Oral Biology
  • 2007- Clinical Medicine: Oncology
  • 2008- Journal of Oral Pathology
  • 2007- Oral Oncology
  • 2008- Connective Tissue Research
  • 2009- Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
  • 2010- PLoS ONE
  • 2012- American Journal of Clinical Cancer Research (Senior Board Member)-Editorial
  • 2013- Oral Biology and Dentistry (Editorial Board Member)
  • 2014- Journal of Medicine in the Tropics
  • 2015- Journal of Dental Research
  • 2018- Archives of Oral Biology
  • 2014- Head and Neck Pathology

CONSULTANT APPOINTMENTS:

  • 2010-2011 Consultant, Regional Center for Oral Health Research and Training Initiatives (RCORTI) for Africa (World Health Organization Collaborating Center), Jos, Nigeria
  • 2014- Appointed, Member, Board Expert Review Panel, Texas State Board of Dental Examiners
  • 2014- Consultant/Site Visitor,Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), American Dental Association (ADA).

SERVICE ON NATIONAL GRANT REVIEW PANELS, STUDY SECTIONS, ADVISORY PANELS AND COMMITTEES:

  • Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU), Augusta GA
  • 2005-12 Member, College of Dental Medicine, Research Advisory Committee
  • 2008-12 Member, (Ad Hoc Reviewer)GHSU Intramural Grant (IGP) Committee
  • 2008-12 Member, GHSU Advisory Panel on Conflicts of Interest
    2008-12 Member, College of Dental Medicine, Student Financial Aid Committee
  • 2009-12 Member, College of Dental Medicine, Faculty Senate Steering Committee
  • 2009-12 Member, GHSU President’s Work Group on Global Health Initiative 2009-12 Member (Chairperson), College of Dental Medicine Strategic
    Planning Committee
  • 2010-12 Member, GHSU University Faculty Senate (UFS) Faculty Grievance Subcommittee
  • 2010-12 Member, GHSU Internal Research Advisory Committee
  • 2011-12 Member, GHSU College of Dental Medicine, Promotion and Tenure Committee
  • 2012 Member, GHSU President’s Ad Hoc Committee on Faculty Appeals

University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston

  • 2012- Member, Continuing Education (CE) Committee
  • 2012- Member, Advanced Education Committee
  • 2012- Member, Research Committee
  • 2013- Member, Craniofacial Research Strategic Planning Committee, 2013: Member, Administrative Council
  • 2013- Member, Chairs Committee
  • 2013- Member, Committee on Committees
  • 2013- Member (Ad hoc) Search Committee for Chair,Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health
  • 2017/18 Member (Chair), Search Committee for Chair, Department of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics
  • 2018 Ad Hoc Grant Reviewer, The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

  • 1996/01 Harvard School of Dental Medicine: Annual Community Oral Cancer Screening, Boston, MA
  • 2005/12 Georgia Health Sciences University, Barnyard Flea Market Dental/Oral Health screening, Augusta GA
    2013 Oral Cancer Foundation, Oral Cancer Walk and Screening Exercise 2014 Oral Cancer Foundation, Oral Cancer Walk and Screening Exercise

Meetings

  • 1994 International Association of Oral Pathologists, York, England, July 1994
  • 1995 Southwestern Society Meeting of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Colorado Springs, Colorado, March 1995
  • 2000 International Association for Dental Research (IADR), Washington DC, March 2000
  • 2001 American Association for Dental research (AADR), Chicago, March 2001
  • 2003 International Association for Dental Research (IADR),Gothenburg, Sweden, June 2003
  • 2004 International Association of Oral Pathologists (IAOP), Madrid, Spain, September 2004

    2005 International Association for Dental Research (IADR), Baltimore, MD, March 2005

  • 2006 American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM), 46th Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, March 2006
  • 2007 American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM), 47th Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, March 2007
  • 2007 International Association for Dental Research (IADR), New Orleans, LA. March 2007
  • 2007 Summer Institute in Clinical Dental Research Methods, University of Washington, Seattle, WA., July 1-August 10, 2007
  • 2008 48th Annual Conference of the American College of Legal Medicine, Houston, TX., February 29-March 2, 2008
  • 2008 37th Annual Meeting of the AADR, Dallas, TX. April 2-4, 2008 2009 38th Annual Meeting of the AADR/IADR, Miami, FL. April 2009.
  • 2010 50th Annual Conference of the American College of Legal Medicine, Orlando, Fl., March 4-7, 2010
  • 2011 85th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research. San Diego, CA, March 2011
  • 2012 52nd Annual Conference of the American College of Legal Medicine, New Orleans, LA, February 2012
  • 2012 2012 ADEA Annual session and Exhibition, Orlando, FL. March 2012 2012 86th General Session of the American Association for Dental Research.
    Tampa, FL, March 2012
  • 2013 53rd Annual Conference of the American College of Legal Medicine, Las Vegas, NV, February 2013
  • 2013 2013 ADEA Annual session and Exhibition, Seattle, WA, March 2013 2013 87th General Session of the International Association for Dental
    Research/American Association for Dental Research. Seattle, WA March 2013

    2013 Annual Conference of the British Society for Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (BSOMP), Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, May 2013

  • 2013 Annual Conference of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (AAOMP). Portland, OR, June 2013
  • 2014 Biannual Conference of the International Association of Oral Pathologists (IAOP). Istanbul, Turkey, May/June 2014
  • 2015 55th Annual Conference of the American College of Legal Medicine, Las Vegas, NV, February 2015
  • 2015 89th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research/American Association for Dental Research. Boston, MA, March 2015
  • 2016 56th Annual Conference of the American College of Legal Medicine, Austin, TX, February 2016
  • 2016 2016 ADEA Annual session and Exhibition, Denver, CO, March 2016 2016 45th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR). Los Angeles CA, March 2016
  • 2016 Annual Conference of the British Society for Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (BSOMP), Edinburgh, Scotland, April 2016
  • 2016 Annual Conference of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (AAOMP). Cincinnati, OH, May 2016
  • 2017 57th Annual Conference of the American College of Legal Medicine, Las Vegas, NV, February 2017
  • 2017 ADEA Annual session and Exhibition, Long Beach, CA, March 2017
  • 2017 Annual Conference of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR)/American Association for Dental Research (AADR), San Francisco, CA, March 2017
  • 2018 96th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR)/47th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), London, U.K. July 2018.
  • 2019. 59th Annual Conference of the American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM), Los Angeles, CA. February 23, 2019.

Abstracts and Books, Chapters, and Monographs

Available on full CV

CLINICAL PRACTICE

  • 2005-2012: Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU).
    Oral and Maxillofacial/Head and Neck Pathology Diagnostic and Biopsy Services
  • 2012-Present: University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston.
    Faculty Practice- Oral Medicine
    Oral and Maxillofacial/Head and Neck Diagnostic Services
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