Residency Training

Andrew Salama, DDS, MD, Program Director


Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Program

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Program – Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS 48 months)

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study is a 4-year integrated curriculum of clinical training, basic science study, and research, all within hospital and dental school environments. The program is ONLY open to graduates of US and Canadian dental schools accredited by the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association. All applicants MUST forward official results from the National Dental Boards Part I to the postdoctoral admissions office as part of their application.  It is recommended that applicants also forward scores from the AAOMS-sponsored National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®) Comprehensive Basic Science Examination (CBSE) as part of their application. Selection into the program is extremely competitive and preference is given to applicants with high academic achievement and an aptitude for oral and maxillofacial surgery.

The program is designed to provide the resident with sufficient didactic and clinical education to meet the requirements of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and to become a proficient practitioner. All residents are extremely well prepared for careers in clinical practice, both in academic and private practice settings. Residents are encouraged to develop skills in teaching and clinical research in preparation for an academic career.

Graduates of non-US or -Canadian accredited schools are NOT eligible to apply for the 4-year OMFS residency program. They may apply for the one-year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship program.

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The goal of the oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program is to provide residents with excellent didactic and clinical experience. On completion, graduates will possess sufficient professional knowledge, skills, and ability to practice competently and independently. In addition, residents are prepared to meet the requirement of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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Clinical Rotations

Year On-Service Rotations Off-Service Rotations*
  • Medicine
  • Anesthesia
  • General Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Emergency Room
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Cleft Lip/Palate & Craniofacial

*These rotations are subject to modification at the Program Director’s discretion.

The resident is allowed increasing responsibility for patient evaluation and management as clinical and surgical skills are acquired. The resident is supervised for the entire residency, but the amount of supervision may vary with the level of resident’s training and degree of competence.

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Curriculum and Courses

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Training Curriculum


To provide the resident with an advanced level of knowledge in the basic sciences that pertains to the broad specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery.


To accomplish the objective the following goals must be met:
Completion of the Following Courses/Lecture Series/Conferences/Seminars

First Year:
  • Physical Diagnosis, Dr. Worcester
  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Second Year:
  • Entire Department of General Surgery Didactic Curriculum
Third Year:
  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Years 1, 3, and 4:
  • Orthodontic/Orthognathic Surgery Conf, Dr. Chigurupati
  • Implantology, Dr. Batal
  • Oral Microbiology, Dr. Batal
  • Journal Club, Dr. Salama
  • Anesthesia Seminars, Dr. Bookless
  • Grand Rounds, Dr. Salama
  • Principles of Surgery, Dr. Salama
  • Surgical Anatomy Seminars, Dr. Osborn
  • External Courses, Dr. Mehra
  • Maxillofacial Trauma Conference, Dr. Osborn
  • Combined BU-Tufts-Harvard Grand Rounds, Dr. Mehra
  • Quarterly Case review/M & M, Lectures within Grand Rounds, Dr. Salama
  • Head and Neck Cancer SIG, Dr. Salama *

The GSDM Bulletin contains archived information from each academic calendar year on our curriculum, courses, and programs.


  • SDM OS 770, 772, 773 Journal Club

An ongoing review of the classic and current literature in oral and maxillofacial surgery and related disciplines.This conference is held every month and is an interactive discussion forum. Dr. Salama and faculty

  • SDM OS 825, 826, 827 Anesthesia Seminars

A lecture and discussion series for residents in years 1, 3, and 4 of the program covering the physiology, anatomy, and practical aspects of the administration of general anesthesia as well as inhalational and intravenous sedation techniques for adult and pediatric patients. Dr. Bookless and faculty

  • SDM OS 850 Implantology

The implantology curriculum plan is a comprehensive approach to educating Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in the appropriate surgical and prosthetic treatment planning of the implant patient. The course is designed to serve as a didactic foundation to supplement the clinical experience provided at Boston University, Boston Medical Center, and the VA hospital. Dr. Batal and faculty

  • SDM OS 860, 862, 863 Principles of Surgery

The entire spectrum of oral and maxillofacial surgery, emphasizing proper diagnosis and treatment. Management of the medically compromised patient is included with proper respect for the application of basic science knowledge to patient care. Includes lectures by attending and guest faculty from the departments of Plastic Surgery, ENT, Ophthalmology, and OMFS. Dr. Salama and faculty

  • SDM OS 812, 813, 814 Surgical Anatomy

A series of seminars and/or dissection of human specimens with demonstrations of surgical and clinical approaches and surgical techniques presented by the residents and/or attendings. Dr. Osborn and faculty

  • SDM OS 864 Physical Diagnosis

An extensive course in the principles and practice of physical diagnosis and laboratory diagnosis. Consists of short lectures, discussion seminars, and clinical patient evaluation including lectures, discussions, and in-patient rounds. Dr. Worcester

  • SDM OS 866, 868, 869 Orthodontics-Orthognathic Surgery Conference

Combined conference between orthodontic and OMFS departments designed to familiarize residents with the problems associated with the diagnosis and treatment of dentofacial deformities. Stresses orthodontic principles and surgical techniques, and team evaluation. Drs. Chigurupati and Will

  • SDM OS 867 Internal Medicine

This total eight-week rotation on the Internal Medicine services of the Boston Veterans Affairs Medical Center exposes first-year residents to all aspects of internal medicine and infectious disease medicine. Dr. Kartha and VAMC/BMC faculty

  • SDM OS 873 General Surgery

The second year of the program consists of didactic teachings and clinical rotations on the general surgery service of Boston Medical Center Surgical Residency Program. Examples of rotations include: Emergency Room, Critical Care Unit, Neurosurgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Plastic Surgery, ENT, and Orthopedic Surgery. There is also a rotation in the Anesthesiology service of Boston Medical Center. Dr. Doherty and faculty

  • SDM OS 876 Advanced Cardiac Life Support

This is the standardized course in advanced cardiac life support. Includes diagnosis and advanced management of cardiovascular emergencies, ECG interpretation, management algorithms, and megacode management. ACLS staff

  • SDM OS 877 Advanced Trauma Life Support

This is the standardized course in advanced trauma life support. Includes diagnosis and acute management of the trauma victim. ATLS staff

  • SDM OS Pediatric Advanced Life Support

This is the standardized course in pediatric advanced cardiac life support. Includes diagnosis and advanced management of cardiovascular emergencies, ECG interpretation, management algorithms, and megacode management. PALS staff

  • SDM OS 881, 883, 884 Clinical Oral Maxillofacial Surgery

A four-year continuum consisting of clinical rotations on the oral and maxillofacial surgery services of Boston Medical Center and its affiliated training sites including the Boston Veterans Administration Hospital and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery faculty

  • SDM OS 890, 891 Mock Board Examinations

This course is designed to prepare the resident for the certification examination of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Mehra

  • SDM OS 762 Oral Microbiology

Distribution, ecology, and pathogenic potential of oral microbiota. Pathogenicity of components of bacterial plaque and their role in the development of oral diseases. Mechanisms of local and systematic resistance to pathogenic oral microbiota. Dr. Batal

  • SDM OS 991, 992, 993, 994 Research: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The OMFS program requires at least one research project be completed during the training program. The research is guided by faculty and entails a critical review of the literature, developing a hypothesis, statistical analysis, and interpretation of data. A written research paper and oral presentation are mandatory requirements for graduation. Dr. Mehra

  • SDM OS BMC Maxillofacial Trauma Conference

Combined conference between the Departments of OMFS and OTO/HNS to discuss recent developments in the management of facial trauma patients. Includes case presentations and discussions. Dr. Osborn

  • SDM OS Combined BU-Tufts-Harvard OMFS Grand Rounds

Inter-university conferences held 3 times a year. These lectures and presentations include local and/or guest speakers presenting clinical and research developments in OMFS and its related disciplines. Dr. Mehra

  • SDM OS 774, 776, 777 Grand Rounds/Case Review/Morbidity and Mortality Conference – Clinical Pathological Conference

These courses include a review of surgical cases, treatment outcomes and discussions on diagnosis and treatment planning. Additionally, there is a detailed review on one selected medical or surgical topics. Dr. Salama

  • SDM OS 829 Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation

A discussion of topics in the use of nitrous oxide as a sedative, including the physiology and pharmacology of the drug, patient management, and sedative techniques. This course includes 8 hours of practical training in the administration of nitrous oxide/ oxygen sedation. Dr. D’Innocenzo and staff. ½ cr, 2nd sem

  • SDM OS Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery InService Training Examination (OMSITE)

OMFS residents are required to take this annual, nationwide examination sponsored by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery three times during their four year training program. OMSITE is an assessment tool developed to permit residents, interns, and practicing surgeons an opportunity to assess their knowledge of the breadth and scope of the oral and maxillofacial surgery specialty.

  • SDM OS External Continuing Education Courses

These courses are aimed to send OMFS residents to national continuing education courses and meetings once annually for presentation of scientific material. Dr. Mehra

  • SDM OS Clinical Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Surgery

Each resident is given the opportunity to travel internationally with selected faculty to gain experience in cleft lip/palate and craniofacial surgery. Participation in this program is optional. These trips are sponsored by missionary and social organizations with the intent of providing surgical treatment in under-served countries. Dr. Chigurupati and faculty

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Case Material

An adequate volume and diversity of clinical exposure is available to provide a complete and effective educational experience. This includes an appropriate number of cases in the following areas:

  • Facial trauma surgery
  • Orthognathic surgery
  • TMJ surgery
  • Dental implant surgery
  • Head and neck pathology
  • Complex maxillofacial reconstructive surgery
  • Outpatient anesthesia
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Sleep apnea surgery
  • Advanced presprosthetic surgery
  • Dentoalveolar surgery
  • Nerve repair
  • Cleft lip/palate and craniofacial surgery
  • Head & neck cancer surgery

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Patient Care Experience

Residents participate in the entire process of patient care from initial visit to final discharge and are involved in the decision making process under appropriate faculty supervision. Supervision and instruction at all levels of the surgical graduate training program are provided by full- and part-time members of the surgical attending staff. Supervision includes problem-oriented conferences on surgical floors, bedside rounds, and direct assistance in the operating room. Although independent decision-making is encouraged, no operation is performed without faculty participation.

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Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Surgery Programs

Each year, the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery sponsors a cleft lip and palate surgical team that provides care to patients in South America. Working through an organization called “Healing the Children”, third year oral and maxillofacial surgery residents and faculty accompany a group of health care professionals to South America. The BUSDM Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery covers all professional trip expenses.

Additionally, Boston University periodically works with the “Smiles International Foundation” . Smiles International Foundation was formed in 1987 to provide surgical care to patients with dentofacial deformities, clefts, and craniofacial deformities all around the world. Some of the areas served by the Foundation include Mexico, the Ukraine, and Costa Rica. The Foundation has been the subject of articles in many national and international publications as well as book chapters and journal articles in our professional literature.

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Annual Openings

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency: maximum of four annual openings

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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study Application Information

Visit the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine Postdoctoral Admissions site for application instructions.

The 4-year OMFS Residency training program application is open to graduates of accredited US and Canadian dental schools.  Internationally-trained dentists may apply for the one-year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship Program.

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Training program (CAGS) uses the ADEA Post-doctoral Application Support Service (PASS) for admissions. An online application is available.

The PASS application deadline for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program at Boston University is mid-September. Specific deadlines are posted on the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine Postdoctoral Admissions site.

Boston University’s Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery CAGS Program is part of the National Matching program. Notification of the selected residents for the program is made through the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Matching program. To register please contact the National Matching Service at 20 Holly Street, Suite 301, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4S 3B1 or call 416-977-3431. You may also visit their website.

Selected candidates are called for interviews.

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Housing for the incoming residents is available in Boston and its surrounding neighborhoods. The BMC House Officers Association prepares information about the neighborhood and transportation most accessible to the core hospitals, and maintains a list of apartments and houses that will be vacated by current house officers in June. This list is available to new residents in late April. In addition, BUMC’s Office of Off-Campus Services provides valuable information on housing and transportation.

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The following benefits are negotiated and contracted every three years by the House Officers Association at Boston Medical Center.

Summary of Benefits for Interns, Residents, and Fellows

Salary is effective Oct 1st of each year 2014-15
PGY1 $56,051
PGY2 $58,143
PGY3 $60,842
PGY4 $63,983

Orientation Pay

All incoming residents are paid for orientation or work performed prior to July 1 of their first year.

Extra On-call

In the event a House Officer is required to work extra on-call due to the illness, disability, death, approved leaves of absence, temporary reassignment by the department, emergency absences, vacation (if the coverage required is every other night call), removal from the payroll, jury duty, departmental scheduling error (defined as a House Officer scheduled to be on-call back to back on different rotations), bereavement leave and/or resignation/termination of another House Officer, or volunteers to work said extra on-call and is accepted as a volunteer, then, the House Officer will be paid according to the following schedule:

Tier 1:    $250/call for the following rotations:  Night Float, Emergency Room (evening, night or weekend only), Radiology night shift, Medicine Ward Long Call, and Home Call for interns and residents, as well as any other scheduled evening, night or weekend shift of 12 hours or more.

Tier 2:    $400/call for rotations scheduled for 24+ hours.

Medical Insurance

House Officers shall be eligible for medical insurance on the first day of active employment, excluding orientation.  Medical insurance premium increases during the life of the Agreement will be paid for by the Hospital based on the following percentages of the average weekly premium of all medical insurance plans (excluding the highest and the lowest costing plans):

Individual Individual +1 Family
85% 85% 85%

The Hospital will extend domestic partnership coverage (same sex only) to all House Officers, consistent with the Hospital’s current practice regarding domestic partner coverage for other employees.

Life Insurance

The Hospital provides all eligible House Officers with life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance (AD&D) at no cost to the House Officer equal to one (1) times their base annual salary.  House Officers may also purchase additional life insurance at one (1), two (2) or three (3) times their annual salary and additional AD&D insurance at one (1), two (2) or three (3) times their annual salary.

Committee of Intern and Residents (CIR) Membership Dues (or Agency Fee)

House Officers and fellows are represented by the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR) for the purpose of negotiating their salaries, hours, and work conditions with the Hospital, and enforcing the negotiated contract.  Members of CIR pay dues of 1.5% of their gross salary, deducted weekly.  House officers and fellows who choose not to be members are required by the Hospital’s contract with the union to contribute 1.5% of their gross salary as an “agency fee” (also deducted weekly), which contributes to the cost of negotiating and enforcing the contract.  These dues/fees are tax deductible.

Tax Sheltered Annuity

House Officers may voluntarily open a tax-sheltered annuity at up to IRS 402g limit each year.

Year 402g Limit
2012 $16,000

Flex Spending Accounts

The Hospital makes available to eligible House Officers, at no cost to the Hospital, a Flexible Spending Account not to exceed $5,000 per House Officer for child and dependant care and not to exceed $2,000 per House Officer for out-of-pocket eligible medical expenses.

Disability Insurance

The Hospital purchases, at its own expense, disability coverage for House Officers which is portable and is provided by the Voluntary Hospitals House Staff Benefits Plan of the Committee of Interns and Residents.

HIV Insurance

The Hospital provides all eligible House Officers with two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) HIV occupational exposure coverage at no cost to the House Officer.  In addition, any House Officer can purchase up to an additional two hundred fifty dollars ($250,000) at a cost of seventy-five cents ($.75) per week for each fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) of coverage.

Dental Insurance

The Hospital’s monthly dental insurance plan premium contribution shall be $4.00 per month for any House Officer who elects to participate in a Hospital dental insurance plan.

Malpractice Insurance

The Hospital provides malpractice insurance at its expense in the amount of $1,000,000/$3,000,000. Additionally, malpractice is provided for BU registered OMFS residents by the BU School of Dental Medicine.


The department provides three (3) weeks vacation leave per year. Vacation time is accrued at the rate of 1 2/3 days for every month of service. If a House Officer uses vacation time prior to accruing it, their vacation bank may reflect a negative balance until such time as their vacation time is accrued.

Sick Leave

Sick leave accrues at the rate of one and one-fourth (1 1/4) days for each month of actual service, not to exceed fifteen (15) working days in any calendar year.  New employees are credited in advance with seven and one-half (7 1/2) sick leave days as of July of their first year, in advance of such year having been worked.  Sick leave not used in the year in which it accrues, together with any accumulated sick leave standing to the employee’s credit and not used in the current year, may be accumulated for use in the subsequent year.  Sick leave not used prior to the termination of an employee’s service shall lapse, and the employee shall not be entitled to any compensation in lieu thereof.

Personal Days

A House Officer may take up to two (2) personal days in any one academic year (July 1 – June 30) to be paid out of his/her accrued sick leave. Any use of personal days is subject to the approval of the House Officer’s department.  Departments may grant personal days in ½ day increments at the department’s discretion.

Maternity Leave

House Officers are entitled to up to twelve (12) weeks of unpaid family leave for the birth or care of a child, for adoption of a child under age eighteen or foster care placement of a child under age eighteen. Unused sick and vacation time can be used for this twelve (12) week leave.

Parental Leave

House Officers are entitled to two (2) weeks parental leave in order to attend to the birth, adoption, or care of a new child in the employee’s immediate household.  Unused sick and vacation time may be used for this leave.

Family and Medical Leave

Eligible persons may be entitled to up to twelve (12) weeks of unpaid medical leave for serious illness or serious illness of said person’s spouse, parent or child pursuant to the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993.   All applications for FMLA must comply with the law and the Hospital’s policies and procedures governing such leave.

Bereavement Leave

In the event of death of a House Officer’s mother, father, spouse, significant other, parents of spouse or significant other, brother, sister, child, grandparent, grandchild, or other members of the House Officer’s immediate household (for a period of six (6) months or more), the House Officer is entitled to receive up to three (3) working days leave without loss of pay for the purpose of attending funeral services or arranging for burial, provided that the House Officer is in active service at the time of such death.  Leave without loss of pay under this section shall not be deducted from sick leave or vacation leave.

All House Officers are permitted one (1) day’s leave without pay in order to attend the funeral of a relative not included above.  A House Officer may choose to use accumulated sick leave for this purpose.  If a House Officer requires additional leave for bereavement purposes due to the death of someone specified above, authorized leave for such purposes shall be deducted from sick leave allowance.

Professional Education Allowance

Each House Officer will receive an eight hundred dollar ($800) professional education allowance.

Lab Coats

The Hospital will provide each House Officer with three (3) white coats in their first year of residency, and two (2) for each successive year of their residency.

Limited Licensing Fee

The Hospital pays for the limited license for all House Officers.


Effective January 1, 2007, the Hospital will provide a credit of $70 per month to all House Officers participating in the monthly parking program. Payroll deduction on a pre-tax basis is available.

Occasional parking is available. House Officers may purchase a packet of twelve (12) stickers. House Officers shall pay 50% of the rate set for these packets by the Office of Parking and Transportation Services, but in no event shall the cost of such packet be less than monthly parking cost to the House Officers.  House Officers shall be limited to the purchase of four (4) subsidized parking packets per year.

House Officers who elect not to participate in the BMC parking program may be eligible for an MBTA pass subsidy offered by the Office of Parking and Transportation Services (limit of 1 pass per person per month).

Duty Hours

On-Call Schedule

(a) In-House call is defined as those duty hours beyond the normal workday when residents are required to be immediately available.  House Officers shall not be scheduled to be on-call more often than every third night averaged over a four (4) week period or as required.

(b) At-home call is defined as call taken from outside the Hospital.  It can be scheduled more frequently than every third night, but must not be so frequent as to preclude rest and reasonable personal time for each House Officer.  When House Officers are called into the Hospital from home, the hours spent in the Hospital shall count toward the eighty (80) hour limit.

Maximum Work Week

No House Officer shall be scheduled to work more than eighty (80) hours averaged over a four (4) week period.

Limit on Consecutive House Worked

(a)  Continuous on-site duty, including in-house call, must not exceed twenty-four (24) consecutive hours.  Residents may remain on duty for up to six (6) additional hours to participate in didactic activities, transfer care of patients, conduct outpatient clinics, mantain continuity of medical and surgical care as defined in Specialty and Subspecialty Program requirements.  No new patients, as defined in Specialty and Subspecialty Program Requirements may be accepted after twenty-four (24) hours of continuous duty.

Time Off Between Shifts

House Officers shall have a minimum of ten (10) hours between all periods of work.

Days Off

House Officers shall be allowed at least one twenty-four (24) hour period in seven (7) days away from the Hospital, averaged over a four (4) week period.

Emergency Room Shifts

House Officers shall work no more than 12 consecutive hours in the Adult or Pediatric Emergency Rooms.

On-Call Meals

The Hospital provides all House Officers who are on-call at BMC with one (1) free dinner (limited to a cost of not more than $8.00 and one free post-call breakfast (limited to a cost of not more than $5.00) in the main BMC cafeterias.  The Hospital provides fresh pre-packaged salads and/or sandwiches for on-call residents who cannot leave their patient care duties to get dinner in the cafeteria prior to closing.   All House Officers and fellows are eligible at all times for the Hospital’s employee discount upon presentation of their BMC identification badge.  House Officers assigned to at-home call will be eligible to receive: a) the free on-call dinner if their duties require them to remain in the Hospital past 5:00 pm, and b) the on-call breakfast if they are called into the Hospital in the middle of the night and remain there until the next morning.

Residency Resources

  • Resident Office at BMC–Yawkey Care Center, , Dental School, and Boston VAMC
  • Resident library available 24 hours at BMC–Yawkey
  • Medical School library, BUMC
  • IBM Compatible PCs full internet access available for 24-hour resident access

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Hospital and Associated Facilities

Boston Medical Center (BMC)

Boston Medical Center is a multispecialty referral institution that is the principal teaching hospital of the Boston University School of Medicine and the Goldman School of Dental Medicine. The hospital has two separate campuses and receives approximately 420,000 patient visits annually. BMC is the region’s busiest Level I trauma center and the emergency department capably meets the demands of 84,000 visits per year. Boston Medical Center is a founder of Boston HealthNet, which is a partnership between the medical center, Boston University School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, and 13 community health centers in neighborhoods throughout the greater Boston area. BMC is committed to excellence in patient care, advanced clinical research, and health care education. Although the hospital’s primary service area includes greater Boston and eastern Massachusetts, it receives referrals from throughout New England and the world. The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic at Boston Medical Center’s Menino Pavilion is a five-operatory, state-of-the-art clinic. It is one of the busiest clinics in the hospital, and treats 17,000 patients annually.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)

The Boston University Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Service is responsible for providing the full range of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Services at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). The BIDMC is a 621-bed hospital and a Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital. The BIDMC has a state-of-the-art trauma center, as well as innovative training and technology to ensure the highest level of patient safety and quality of care and is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox.

The Boston Veterans Affairs Medical Center

The Veterans Affairs HealthCare System, Boston (VA) is a tertiary referral center and one of the largest Veterans Affairs hospitals in the United States. It is the only VAHS in northern New England that provides oral and maxillofacial surgery services. The Boston VAHS receives referrals from all the regional VA facilities. Great emphasis is placed on diagnosis and treatment planning of dental implants , bone grafting, and treatment of medically compromised patients. Inpatient facilities are provided at VA Boston Hospital in West Roxbury, while the outpatient clinics and day surgery are located at the VA Hospital (Boston) in Jamaica Plain.

Franciscan Hospital for Children

The Franciscan Hospital for Children is a specialty pediatric hospital that is nationally and internationally known as a leader in the care of children with special needs. There are a variety of inpatient and outpatient programs dedicated to the total health of children and adolescents. The oral and maxillofacial surgery residents, along with members of the faculty occasionally provide oral and maxillofacial surgery care to their patients. The children treated at Franciscan Hospital may include those with autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, mental retardation and craniofacial syndromes. The oral surgery residents and faculty rotate for Pediatric Anesthesia and  also perform selected adult outpatient procedures at this facility related to bone grafting and implant surgery.

Lemuel Shattuck Hospital

The Lemuel Shattuck Hospital is the primary provider for ambulatory and inpatient services for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in the metro Boston area. They provide services and medical to those patients who are truly disadvantaged and needy. The oral and maxillofacial surgery residents, along with faculty, treat patients on a weekly basis. Our participation at the facility is a unique melding of public and private resources in the Boston area.

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Residency Program Supporters

The Boston University/Boston Medical Center Residency Program appreciates the following individuals and companies for their donations. Due to their generous support, the program is able to provide state-of-the-art didactic and clinical training to all residents. The support from these individuals and corporate organizations helps the program provide additional benefits, book allowances, reimbursement for educational conferences/seminars, and reimbursement for an international cleft/lip and palate program.

Donors ($10,000 and above)

  • Dr Ramesh Narang, 2013

($5,000 to $ 10, 000)

  • Dr. Michael L. Cahoon, 2004
  • Dr. Timothy S. Colton, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014

($2,000 to $2,499)

  • OMFS Faculty, Residents and Staff in Memory of Dr. Mahendra Mehra, 2012
  • Dr. Marshall A. Baldassarre, 2003
  • Dr. Hussam Batal, 2011
  • Dr. Jim L Culver, 2004
  • Katherine Haltom, 2013
  • Londonderry Oral Surgery, 2013
  • Dr. Pushkar Mehra, 2004, 2005
  • Dr. Jeremy Miner, 2014
  • Oral Surgery South, 2014
  • Dr. James J. Wu, 2003, 2013
  • Worcester Oral Surgery, 2013

($1,000 to $1,999)

  • Dr. Hussam Batal, 2005
  • Dr. Avram Berger, 2013
  • Dr. Donald F. Booth, 2004, 2011
  • Dr. Lawrence Brenner, 2013
  • Dr. Michael Cahoun, 2011
  • Dr. Carmine A. & Lisa Colarusso, 2004, 2011
  • Dr. Joseph Carriero, 2014
  • Dr. Timothy S. Colton, 2004
  • Dr. Richard D’Innocenzo, 2011, 2012, 2014
  • Dr. Martin Dunn, 2011
  • Dr. Daniel Jeong, 2010
  • Dr. John Kashmanian, 2006
  • Dr. William Lane, 2014
  • Dr. Euger Lin, 2011, 2012, 2014
  • Dr. Philip Maloney, 2011, 2012, 2014
  • Dr. John Marshall, 2014
  • Dr. Pushkar Mehra, 2008, 2011, 2012
  • Dr. Abhishek Mogre, 2013
  • Dr. Kenneth R. Plisner, 2004
  • Dr. Tanios Rubeiz, 2005
  • Dr. John Sexton, 2011
  • Dr. Alfredo Tendler, 2010
  • Dr. Timothy B. Welch, 2003
  • Londonderry Oral Surgery, 2014
  • Oral Surgery South 2010, 2011, 2013
  • Worcester Oral Surgery, 2010, 2011

(up to $999)

  • Dr. Kulminder Bahi, 2010, 2014
  • Dr. Marshall Baldassarre, 2014
  • Dr. Louis Belinfante, 2013
  • Dr. Ishwar Bhatia, 2014
  • Dr. Douglas Brajich, 2010
  • Dr. Richard J. Bravman, 2003, 2011
  • Dr. Robert Bunnen, 2006
  • Dr. Gregory Caldwell, 2010, 2012
  • Dr. Michael Calhoun, 2010, 2012, 2013
  • Dr. Edward Carchidi, 2010, 2012, 2013
  • Dr. Santo Cataudella, 2014
  • Dr. Frank Chininello, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Dr. Christopher Clancy, 2007, 2009
  • Dr. David Cottrell, 2012
  • Dr. Gregory Day, 2011
  • Dr. Richard D’Innocenzo, 2007
  • Dr. Martin Dunn, 2011
  • Dr. Jasjit S. Gill, 2003
  • Dr. Katherine A. Haltom, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Dr. Joel Harrison, 2013
  • Dr. Leslie Heffez, 2011
  • Dr. Robert Iacovelli
  • Dr. Gregg Jacob, 2006
  • Dr. Daniel Jeong, 2011
  • Dr. Mark Jesin, 2014
  • Dr. Spiro Karras, 2011
  • Dr. Kirill Klimashov, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Dr. Emma J. Koukol, 2007
  • Dr. Roderick Lewin, 2006, 2011
  • Dr. Philip L. Maloney, 2006, 2010
  • Dr. Shibly Malouf, 2003, 2012
  • Dr. John Marshall, 2006
  • Dr. Pushkar Mehra, 2007, 2010
  • Dr. Frederic Moore, 2004
  • Dr. James Murphy, 2006
  • Dr. Andrea Richman, 2006
  • Dr. Ted Rosner, 2006
  • Dr. John Sexton, 2010
  • Dr. Norman Shepard, 2010
  • Dr. Robert W. Smith, 2003
  • Dr. Joel Rosenlicht, 2014
  • Dr. Richard J. Sorbera and Dr. Shibly Malouf, 2003
  • Dr. Richard J. Sorbera, 2010
  • Dr. Alfredo Tendler, 2006
  • Dr. Paul Tesone, 2010
  • Dr. Bradford Towne, 2014
  • Dr. Nathan Turley, 2014
  • Central Mass OMFS, 2010
  • Dental Surgeons of Fall River, 2010
  • Lane Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2013
  • Londonderry Oral Surgery, 2010
  • Northwest Oral and Maxillofacial Implant Surgery, 2013
  • Marlboro OMS, 2010, 2012
  • Oral Surgery South, 2010, 2011
  • South Yarmouth Oral Surgery, 2011

Corporate Sponsors


  • Stryker/Leibinger, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007


  • Dr. J. Edward Carchidi (Ace Surgical Supply), 2003, 2010, 2011

Resident Courses and Guest Lectures–Corporate Sponsors

  • Noble Biocare, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Stryker/Leibinger, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

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Current Residents

OMFS Residency Program Graduates (1973 – present)

    • Eric Hoverstad (2014)
    • Olena Norris (2014)
    • Mariana Velazquez (2014)
    • Jingyi He (2013)
    • Deeb Helal (2013)
    • Matthew Steuer (2013)
    • Mark Jesin (2012)
    • Nathan Turley (2012)
    • Brandon Meier (2011)
    • Abhishek Mogre (2011)
    • Mohammed Nadershah (2011)
    • Wael Youseff (2010)
    • Shant Baran (2009)
    • Emily Greenbowe (2009)
    • Daniel Jeong (2009)
    • Jeremy Miner (2008)
    • Jack Thigpen (2008)
    • Brian Cherry (2007)
    • Kirill Klimashov (2007)
    • Haitham Murad (2007)
    • Bret Betterman (2006)
    • Claris Chuah (2006)
    • Leo Dumanis (2005)
    • Parimal Sapovadia (2005)
    • Gregg Jacob (2004)
    • Alfredo Tendler (2004)
    • Kulminder Bahi (2003)
    • Hussam Batal (2003)
    • Ahmed Al-Yamani PhD (2002)
    • Carol McDaniel (2002)
    • Tanios Rubeiz (2002)
    • Saleh Al-Bazie (2001)
    • Christopher Clancy (2001)
    • Mathew Defelice (2000)
    • Jasjit Gill (2000)
    • Pushkar Mehra (1999)
    • Frederick Robinson (1999)
    • Joseph Leibovici (1998)
    • John Ouano (1998)
    • Phuc Vin Le (1997)
    • James Wu (1997)
    • J Pino Carriero (1996)
    • John Cataudella (1996)
    • Leslie Diamond (1995)
    • John Marshall (1995)
    • Shadi Daher (1994)
    • Vincent Albert (1993)
    • Roy Guerin (1992)
    • Romeo Laureano (1992)
    • John Morgan (1991)
    • Michael Hunter (1990)
    • Steven Pittman (1990)
    • Jan Kippax (1989)
    • Richard Konys (1988)
    • E Ross Meyer (1988)
    • Elsbeth Groenewegen-Kalendarian (1986)
    • Eliot Ostro (1986)
    • Robert Buxbaum (1985)
    • Karen Crowley (1985)
    • Gary Hagens (1984)
    • Lisa White (1984)
    • Katherine Haltom (1982)
    • Richard Siller (1982)
    • Marshall Baldassarre (1981)
    • Tonie Waller (1981)
    • William Lane (1980)
    • Robert Miller (1980)
    • Paul Dargon (1979)
    • Thomas Mullen (1978)
    • Joel Rosenlicht (1978)
    • John Sexton (1978)
    • Kenneth Plisner (1977)
    • W. David Kelly (1976)
    • Richard Siller (1976)
    • Harry Hersh (1975)
    • Richard Yost (1975)
    • Peter Solberg (1974)
    • Caspar Burke (1973)
    • Kalish Suri (1973)


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Contact Us

Cheryl Flynn, Residency Coordinator, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Phone: 617-414-7558

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