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DR. JOSEPH HELMAN

PRESIDENT

UNITED STATES

Donita-Dyalram

DR. DONITA DYALRAM

 

UNITED STATES

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DR. RUI FERNANDES

 

UNITED STATES

DR. JOSEPH HELMAN

Dr. Joseph I. Helman is Professor of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Helman received his DMD from the Universidad Nacional De Rosario in Rosario, Argentina in 1976.

He was a recipient of the Fogarty International Fellowship at NIDCR at the National Institutes of Health, an Honorary Fellowship at the Chalmers Lyons Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and an S. Elmer Bear Visiting Professorship, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dr. Helman is widely published in professional journals, multiple book chapters and countless presentations at national and international meetings on the subjects of surgical management of sleep apnea, head and neck cancer management and head and neck reconstruction..

Dr. Helman is an active member and founding fellow of the International Academy of Oral Oncology, a member of the American Head and Neck Society, the International Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Cleft Palate Association and the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, in addition to multiple other organizations. He served as Chair of the Committee of Hospital Affairs of the Michigan Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, as a committee member of the North American SORG (Strasbourg Osteosynthesis Research Group), as Chair of the Research Committee of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He also served for many years as Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and C. J. Lyons Endowed Professor at the University of Michigan.

He is the recipient of the Presidential Achievement Award of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Harry Archer Award of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Dr. Helman maintains his focus on the surgical management of oral cancer as well as orthognathic surgery in patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome. He trains residents and fellows in maxillofacial surgery.

His main research interests focus on outcome assessments and outcome measures.

DR. DONITA DYALRAM

Dr. Dyalram is currently an Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She attended New York University College of Arts and Science for her undergraduate degree.  She then obtained her Dental Degree from New York University College of Dentistry and her Medical Degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center.  At the completion of Oral Maxillofacial Surgical Residency training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center/ Kings County Hospital Center in NYC, she left her home town, to pursue fellowship training in Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction at the University of Maryland Medical Center with Dr. Robert Ord and Dr. Joshua Lubek.  Here she received training and mentorship in surgical excellence that was second to none.  Following these two years of fellowship training she accepted an academic positing at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery.

Since this time she has remained at the University of Maryland and she is presently the Associate Program director of the OMFS residency training program. The outstanding oral Maxillofacial Surgical Residency program at the University of Maryland trains 16 individuals.  She is one of the core faculty in the Head and Neck Oncology / Microvascular Reconstruction fellowship training program.  Here she trains two fellows in ablative techniques and microvascular reconstruction.  She is also course director and faculty advisor to students at the University of Maryland Dental School.

Dr. Dyalram had been the awarded the prestigious Faculty Educator Development Award by the Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation. This echoes her commitment as an educator to student, resident and fellows.  Dr. Dyalram is a board certified by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. She is a member of the Face Transplant Team at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Dr. Dyalram maintains a clinical interest in tumors of the jaw, benign and malignant; squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck, salivary gland tumors, osteoradionecrosis and medication related osteonecrosis of the jaw, head and neck reconstruction, robotic surgery and trigeminal nerve repair.

DR. RUI FERNANDES

Dr. Fernandes is a Board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.  He holds dual appointments in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Surgical Oncology at the University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville.  Currently, he serves as the Chief of Head and Neck Surgery, Director of the Head and Neck/Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery fellowship and Associate Chairman of the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Boston University and Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the Goldman School of Dental Medicine, also at Boston University.

He is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and completed residency training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham as well.  Upon completion of his residency, he began a 2 year combined Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship at the University of Maryland College of Medicine.  Since completing his fellowship training he has maintained an academic appointment at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville.

Dr. Fernandes currently serves as chair of the education committee of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.  He has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally and has authored several manuscripts in the areas of head and neck oncology and reconstructive surgery as well a single author textbook in reconstructive surgery of the head and neck.