M. Anthony Pogrel, DMD, MD
, professor and chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the UCSF School of Dentistry, received the 2009 William J. Gies Foundation Award in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, on Oct. 14.
He received the award during the opening ceremony of the 91st Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Gies Award is presented to educators in recognition of distinguished achievements in the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Pogrel has a joint appointment in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the UCSF School of Dentistry. In March 2009, he was named to the new position of associate dean for hospital affairs to oversee the school's interactions and solidify its relationships with UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco General Hospital and other affiliated hospitals.
Pogrel specializes in head and neck pathologies, temporomandibular joint surgery, orthognathic surgery and the use of lasers in surgery. In addition to treating patients at UCSF Medical Center, he conducts research on new treatments for oral and maxillofacial conditions including problems with facial nerves and salivary gland tumors.
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