University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Michael Anthony Pogrel, BDS, MD

Michael Anthony Pogrel, BDS, MD

Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Affiliate Member


Liverpool University School of Dentistry, BDS, 1967, Dentistry
Royal College of Surgeons of England, FDS, RCS, 1974, Oral Surgery
Aberdeen University School of Medicine, MB, ChB, 1974, Medicine
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, FRCS, 1985, General Surg/OMFS

Professional Experience

  • 1979 - 1984
    Peterborough & King Lynn District Health Authorities, England Consultant Surgeon OMFS
  • 1983 - present
    Moffitt Hospital, UCSF Attending Surgeon OMFS
  • 1983 - present
    SFGH, San Francisco Attending Surgeon OMFS
  • 1983 - 1990
    University of California, San Francisco Assistant Professor OMFS
  • 1983 - 1985
    Moffitt Hospital, UCSF Acting Chairman Hospital Dentistry
  • 1989 - 2004
    Residency Training Program, UCSF Director OMFS
  • 1990 - 1995
    University of California, San Francisco Associate Professor OMFS
  • 1994 - 1995
    School of Medicine, UCSF Associate Professor Surgery
  • 1994 - present
    University of California, San Francisco Chair OMFS
  • 1995 - present
    University of California, San Francisco Professor OMFS
  • 1995 - present
    School of Medicine, UCSF Adjunct Professor Surgery
  • 1995 - present
    UCSF Medical Center Chair Dentistry/OMFS
  • 2009 - present
    Associate Dean for Hospital Affairs Dentistry
  • 1983 - 1990
    Dept. of OMFS & Dept. of Dermatology, UCSF Assistant Professor
  • 1983 - 2001
    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, VA Hospital Consultant Surgeon
  • 1984 - 1988
    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, SFGH Assistant Chief
  • 1984 - Present
    OMFS Head & Neck Tumor Panel, UCSF Member
  • 1985 - Present
    OMFS, Pre-Prosthetic Surgery Panel, UCSF Member
  • 1987 - 2000
    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, David Grant Hospital, Travis Air Force Base, California Consultant Surgeon
  • 1990 - 1994
    Dept. of Dermatology, School of Medicine, UCSF Assistant Professor
  • 1997 - Present
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of the Pacific, San Francisco Adjunct Professor

Honors & Awards

  • 1964
    Thomas Bickerton Prize for Anatomy
  • 1967
    MacLeans Orthodontic Prize
  • 1977
    Registrar's Prize for Research awarded by British Association of Oral Surgeons
  • 1986
    Entry in Who's Who in California
  • 1987
    Elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon, National Dental Honor Society
  • 1994
    President, Hardman Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Society
  • 1998
    Awarded TC White Visiting Professorship, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1998
    External Examiner, University of Singapore, School of Dentistry
  • 1999
    President, Rho Rho Chapter, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, National Dental Honor Society
  • 2000
    Visiting Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Adelaide, South Australia
  • 2001
    American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Committeeman of the year
  • 2002
    Der Kwast Lecturer, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2003
    Elmer Bear Memorial Lecturer, Richmond, Virginia
  • 2004
    Chalmers Lyons Lecturer, Detroit, Michigan.
  • 2005
    Lyall O. Bishop Memorial Lecturer, San Francisco
  • 2005
    Bradlaw Orator, Royal College of Surgeons on England, London
  • 2006
    Visiting Professor, Hutton Circle, Indiana University
  • 2006
    Awarded Down's Surgical Prize for contributions to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • 2008
    David Hall Lecturer and Visiting Professor, Vanderbilt University, Nashville
  • 2009
    Visiting Professor, Montefiore Hospital, New York
  • 2009
    American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, National William J. Gies Award for services to the profession
  • 2010
    Edward C. Hinds Visiting Professor, The University of Texas Dental branch at Houston
  • 2010
    Edward C. Hinds Visiting Professor, The University of Texas Dental branch at Houston
  • 2011
    43rd Wendell Wylie Memorial Lecturer-UCSF

Selected Publications

  • 2006 - present
  • Pogrel MA. UCSF, OMFS Training Program. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 64: 363-367, 2006.
  • Closmann JJ, Pogrel MA, Schmidt BL. Reconstruction of Perioral Defects following resection for Oral and squamous cell carcinoma. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 64:367-374, 2006.
  • Colucci S, Taraboletti G, Primo L, Viale A, Roca C, Valdembri D, Geuna M, Pagano M, Grano M, Pogrel MA, Harris AL, Athanasou NN, Mantovani A, Zambonin-Zallone A, Bussolino F. Gorham-Stout syndrome: a monocyte mediated-cytokine propelled disease. J Bone Min Res. 21:208-217, 2006.
  • Ghandhi D, Ayoub AF, Pogrel MA, Macdonald DG, Brocklebank LM. Ameloblastoma: a surgeon's dilemma. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 64:1010-1014, 2006.
  • Pogrel MA. Unclear prognosis for the autogenous tooth transplant. J Evidence Based Dent Pract 6:1-3, 2006.
  • Pogrel MA. Etiology of Lingual Nerve Injured in the Third Molar area-A cadaveric and histological study. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 64; 1790-1794, 2006.
  • Pogrel MA. Damage to the Inferior Alveolar Nerve as a result of Root Canal Therapy. Journal of the American Dental Association. 138:65-69, 2007.
  • Pogrel MA, Schmidt BL. Reconstruction of the mandibular condyle/ramus unit following resection of benign and aggressive lesions of the mandible. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 65:801-805, 2007.
  • Young C, Schmidt BL, Pogrel MA. Quality of Life in Patients undergoing segmental mandibular resection and surgical reconstruction with non vascularized bone grafts. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 65:706-712, 2007.
  • Pogrel MA. Permanent nerve damage from inferior alveolar nerve blocks - an update to include articaine. J Calif Dent Assoc. 35:271-273, 2007.
  • Pogrel MA. Preparation for Orthognathic Surgery - Arch Width Coordination. Inf Orthod Kieferorthop 39:167-171, 2007.
  • Markiewicz MR, DeSantis JL, Margarone JE, Pogrel MA. Morbidity associated with oral mucosa harvest for urological reconstruction. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 66:739-744, 2008
  • Closman JJ, Fielding CG, Pogrel MA. Prevention and management of trigeminal herpes zoster and host-herpetic neuralgia. Gen Dent 56:563-66, 2008.
  • Peacock ZS, Pogrel MA, Schmidt BL. Reasons for Delay in the Treatment of Oral Cancer. J Am Dent Assoc139:1346-52, 2008.
  • Kasai T, Pogrel MA, Hossaini M. The Prognosis for Dental Implants Placed in Patients taking Oral Bisphosphonates. J Cal Dent Ass 37:39-42, 2009.
  • Pogrel MA, Montes DM. Is there a role for enucleation in the management of ameloblastoma? Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 38: 807-812, 2009.
  • Pogrel MA, Dorfman D, Fallah H. The anatomic structure of the inferior alveolarneurovascular bundle in the third molar region. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 67:2252-2254, 2009
  • Oka H, Pogrel MA, Dowd CF, Lee JS. Treatment of Arteriovenous Malformation of the Mandible With Resection and Immediate Reconstruction, JOral Maxillofac Surg 68:658-663, 2009
  • Pogrel MA. Broken local anesthetic needles: a case series of 16 patients, with recommendations. J Am Dent Assoc. 140:1517-1522, 2009
  • Tolstunov L, Pogrel MA. Delayed paresthesia of inferior alveolar nerve after extraction of mandibular third molar: case report and possible etiology. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 67:1764-1766, 2009.
  • Pogrel MA. Who Was Andy Gump? J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 68:654-657, 2010
  • Jun JH, Peacock Z, Pogrel MA. Alveolor ridge augmentation usinglingual tori. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 68:2906-2908, 2010
  • Lee LH, Jun JH, Danganan M, Pogrel MA, Kushner H, Lee JS. Orthognathic Surgery for the Asian Patient and the Influence of the Surgeon's Background on Treatment. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 40:458-463, 2011