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Sharon Elad, D.M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 341-7177

Appointment: (585) 273-3833

Administrative: (585) 276-7443

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Dr. Elad holds joint appointments as a professor in Dentistry and Oncology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and she is chair of the Oral Medicine Division at EIOH. She specializes in treating people who have mouth issues because of chemotherapy and other cancer treatments. Dr. Elad has held leadership positions at the Hebrew University - Hadassah School of Dental Medicine in the Department of Oral Medicine, and as the general secretary for the International Society of Oral Oncology.

Professional Background

Dr. Elad holds joint appointments as a professor of dentistry and a professor of Oncology at the University of Rochester, where she is Chair of the Division of Oral Medicine at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health (EIOH).

Before joining the faculty there, Dr. Elad held leading roles at the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine in the department of Oral Medicine. She was the Chair of the Israeli Society of Oral Medicine (2002-2010) and the General Secretary for the International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO) (2005-2013).

Dr. Elad is the head of educational courses for the residents and students at EIOH focusing on Oral Medicine and dental management of medically complex patients. She has mentored numerous students for D.M.D., M.Sc. and B.Sc. thesis's' as well as for research projects.
Dr. Elad is published extensively in professional journals and co-authored multiple book chapters. She is currently the principle investigator of several studies, including multi-central multi-national studies; mostly in the fields of Oral Medicine, Hematology and Oncology.

Since 2009 she is the Co-Chair of the Mucositis study group in the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer/International Society of Oral Medicine (MASCC/ISOO), taking a lead role in the development and publication of several guidelines and position papers. She also serves on the editorial board of several impact-factor ranked medical/dental journals.



B.Med.Sc. | Hebrew University

D.M.D. | Hebrew University Hadassah School of Dental Medicine

M.Sc. | Hebrew University Hadassah School of Dental Medicine
Institute of Biotechnology and Dental Sciences

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

08/01/1996 - 06/30/2000
Residency in Oral Surgery at Faculty of Dental Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Journal Articles

Elad S, Marshall J, Meyerowitz C, Connolly G. "Novel anticoagulants: general overview and practical considerations for dental practitioners." Oral diseases.. 2016 Jan 0; 22(1):23-32. Epub 2015 Nov 16.

Elad S, Thierer T. "Cost-effective analysis of topical chlorhexidine in hematologic patients at risk for oral mucositis." Clinical oral investigations.. 2015 Nov 0; 19(8):1843-50. Epub 2015 Mar 17.

Carpenter PA, Kitko CL, Elad S, Flowers ME, Gea-Banacloche JC, Halter JP, Hoodin F, Johnston L, Lawitschka A, McDonald GB, Opipari AW, Savani BN, Schultz KR, Smith SR, Syrjala KL, Treister N, Vogelsang GB, Williams KM, Pavletic SZ, Martin PJ, Lee SJ, Couriel DR. "National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Project on Criteria for Clinical Trials in Chronic Graft-versus-Host Disease: V. The 2014 Ancillary Therapy and Supportive Care Working Group Report." Biology of blood and marrow transplantation : journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation.. 2015 Jul 0; 21(7):1167-87. Epub 2015 Mar 31.