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URMC / Eastman Institute for Oral Health / Word of Mouth / August 2015 / EIOH Names Dr. Kolokythas as New Oral and Maxillofacial Chair

EIOH Names Dr. Kolokythas as New Oral and Maxillofacial Chair

Dr. Antonia KolokythasAntonia Kolokythas, D.D.S., M.Sc., has been appointed chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Eastman Institute for Oral Health, part of UR Medicine, pending approval by the University Board of Trustees.

She joins EIOH from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Dentistry, where she has worked since 2009, most recently as an associate professor, program director, and director of research in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

After earning her dental degree at the University of Thessaloniki in her native Greece, she earned a certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago, followed by two Fellowships in Maxillofacial Oncology at the University of Maryland at Baltimore and the University of California at San Francisco. Additionally, she earned her U.S. dental degree and a master of science in Oral Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, and has presented around the world, primarily in the various aspects of oral cancer. She is active in regional and national professional organizations, and serves as editor for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America; and Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. She also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Research and the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Cases.

“Dr. Kolokythas brings a unique blend of academic, research and clinical expertise that’s key for this role,” said Eli Eliav, D.M.D., Ph.D., director, Eastman Institute for Oral Health. “She also brings an enthusiastic drive and desire to guide residents’ success, ensure patient satisfaction and pursue excellence through interdisciplinary approaches to education, research and patient treatment.”

Dr. Kolokythas earned the 2014 Faculty Research Award and the DuBrul Faculty Achievement Award at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Dentistry, and was named one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry in Dental Products Report. She also earned the Faculty Education Development Award (FEDA) from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Foundation.

She joins EIOH on October 1.

Karen Black | 8/17/2015

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