The Board of Directors of Osteo Science Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of our four available awards: the Peter Geistlich Research Award, the Philip J. Boyne Junior Faculty Research Award, the Resident Research Award and the Clinical Observership Program. Congratulations to the following 13 recipients.
Peter Geistlich Research Award Recipients
Steven Goudy, MD, is the Director, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Emory University, where he is focused on craniofacial bone development and regeneration. Working closely with Shelly Abramowicz, DMD, MPH, Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, they focus on developing regenerative approaches to pediatric craniofacial bone loss using animal models. Using in vitro and in vivo approaches, Drs. Goudy and Abramowicz are developing innovative approaches for drug and cell delivery, leveraging their collaborations with the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Drs. Goudy and Abramowicz’s project is Bone Regenerative Strategies Targeting the Notch Pathway. To learn more about their research, click here.
Richard E. Bauer, III, DMD, MD, is a graduate of both the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and School of Medicine. Dr. Bauer completed his residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Bauer is a full-time faculty member and Residency Program Director at the University of Pittsburgh in the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and his practice is focused on dental implants, corrective jaw surgery and surgical management of sleep apnea. He is active in research with focuses on virtual applications for computer assisted surgery and tissue regeneration.
Dr. Bauer’s project is Volume-Stable Collagen Matrix for Intraoral Soft Tissue Reconstruction and Augmentation. To learn more about his research, click here.
As a dentist-scientist whose career has interwoven the molecular biology of bone and cartilage with clinical practice, George J. Feldman, PhD, DMD, finds the challenge of developing a new, more effective treatment for medically-related osteonecrosis of the jaw especially exciting.
Dr. Feldman’s project is Testing a Novel Treatment for MRONJ in a Rat Model. To learn more about his research, click here.
Philip J. Boyne Junior Faculty Research Award Recipients
Following graduation from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree in biology, Joshua D. Segal, MD, DDS performed two years of developmental neuroscience research at the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute. He earned a DDS degree from Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine and completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, during which time he earned an MD degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Following his residency, Dr. Segal has dedicated himself to resident education in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, serving as associate residency director at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center and now at Long Island Jewish Medical Center – Northwell Health.
Dr. Segal’s project is Reconstruction of a Segmental Mandibular Defect Using the Induced Membrane Technique. To learn more about his research, click here.
Hsiao Hsin Sung Hsieh, DDS, is a junior faculty member in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at the University of Michigan. She completed dentistry, OMFS residency and a master’s degree in genetics at the University of Chile. Clinically, she works with vulnerable and under-served populations with poor oral health, most of whom are suffering a certain degree of low bone mass disorder caused by genetic, metabolic or chemical derangement. The success of their oral rehabilitation depends on the quantity and quality of the alveolar bone.
Dr. Hsieh’s project is Effects of Sclerostin Antibody on the Peri-Implant Bone in an Osteogenesis Imperfecta Mouse Model. To learn more about her research, click here.
Resident Research Award Recipients
Aslan Baradaran, MD, has more than four years of experience as a researcher and editor in clinical journals. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences and performed fellowship in plastic surgery at The University of Milan. He is a peer reviewer for surgical journals and has more than 10 reviewed articles in the literature. He is currently working toward a Master of Science degree in experimental surgery (Surgical Innovation) parallel to his residency program at the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at McGill University.
Dr. Baradaran’s project is Axially Vascularized 3D Printed Bone Flaps. To learn more about his research, click here.
Rodney Nishimoto, DMD, MD, is a resident in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Washington. He earned his dental degree, valedictorian/summa cum laude, from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine. His research interests pertain to dentoalveolar and maxillofacial reconstruction, dental implants and anesthesia. Dr. Nishimoto has received awards for his research, including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) Resident Scientific Research Award and American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (ADSA) Scientific Essay Award.
Dr. Nishimoto’s project is Immediate Reconstruction of Mandibular Osteomyelitis Defects with rhBMP-2. To learn more about his research, click here.
Clinical Observership Recipients
Jungsuk Cho, DMD, MD, attended Barnard College, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in neuroscience with a focus on neuro-ophthalmology, working with Dr. Donald Hood to understand the structural and functional relationships in glaucoma. She subsequently enrolled in the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where she focused on a public health research project with the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) in Martha’s Vineyard and worked with stem cell research projects on mesenchymal stem cell differentiation at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She matched at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and is also earning her MD from the medical college. Her interest lies in full scope Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, with focus on clinical research including complications and clinical outcomes in orthognathic surgery, TMJ arthroscopies and polysomnography guided mandibular distraction osteogenesis in infants, etc. She has presented at the AAOMS annual meeting and has been published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine Pathology, and International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology.
Originally from Chicago, Ill., Matthew Seena Hamedani, DDS, attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for his undergraduate and graduate studies. Afterwards, he went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Hamedani is currently serving as chief resident at Jackson Health System / Jackson Memorial Hospital Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program. His clinical interests include maxillofacial trauma, reconstructive surgery, implantology and orthognathic surgery.
Jorge Mancia, DMD
Jorge Mancia, DMD, obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Florida International University in Miami, FL. Dr. Mancia received his DMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, where he was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship, the highest merit award given by the University. He then completed a one-year surgical internship at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX. Dr. Mancia is currently a fourth year resident and candidate for a certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at New York Medical College in Westchester, N.Y. His professional interests include dentoalveolar surgery, guided implant surgery, soft tissue management of dental implants, orthognathic surgery and practice management.
Adam Samji, DMD, obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy and, subsequently, his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of British Columbia. During his dental training, he received multiple awards and honors, including the Canadian Dental Association Student Leadership Award and the BC Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Award. Upon graduation, Dr. Samji matched into the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program at Montefiore Medical Center’s Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York, one of the largest residency programs in North America. Dr. Samji is currently serving as chief resident in his final year of residency, and his areas of interest include reconstruction, implantology, maxillofacial trauma, orthognathic surgery and 3D planning/workflow.
Originally from New Jersey, Brian Wolf, DMD, attended the University of Maryland where he completed his bachelor’s degree in biology. He completed his dental education at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Following dental school, Dr. Wolf completed a general practice residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick. Currently, he is a third year resident at Nassau University Medical Center, where he is to graduate in 2020.