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Professional Employment Record

1976 - 1977 Clinical Instructor, University of Saskatchewan
1977 - 1979 Lecturer, Department of Diagnosis, School of Dentistry, University of Washington
1977 - 1979 Resident, Oral Medicine, University Hospital University of Washington
Jul/79 - Jul/81 Assistant Professor & Director, Division of Diagnosis, College of Dentistry, University of Saskatchewan
Jul/79 - Jul/81 Associate Medical Staff, University Hospital, University of Saskatchewan
Jul/81 - Nov/81 Active Medical Staff, University Hospital, University of Saskatchewan
Jul/81 - Nov/81 Associate Professor, College of Dentistry, University of Saskatchewan
Aug/81 - Nov/81 Acting Head, Department of Diagnosis & Oral Radiology, College of Dentistry, University of Saskatchewan
Nov/81 - 2003 Medical/Dental Staff, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC
Nov/81 - Jun/97 Research Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine, University of Washington
Nov/81 - 2003 Referral Oral Medicine Practice, Vancouver, BC
Nov/81 - Jun/82 Visiting Professor, College of Dentistry, University of Saskatchewan
Jul/82 - Jun/84 Associate Staff, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC
May/84 - 2002 Medical Staff, Children's Hospital, Department of Dentistry, Vancouver, BC
Jan/86 - May/89 Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Feb/87 - Jul/87 Oral Medicine, Marrow Transplant Unit, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington
Apr/88 - Jul/90 Clinical Director, Department of Dentistry, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC
May/88 - 2000 Head, Division of Oral Medicine and Clinical Dentistry, Department of Dentistry, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC
May/89 - Jan/92 Director, General Practice Residency Program, Vancouver General Hospital/British Columbia Cancer Agency, Dentistry Depts., Vancouver, BC
May/89 - Aug/95 Clinical Professor, Department of Oral Medical and Surgical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Oct/89 - June/96 Canadian Dental Association, Council on Education, Member
Jul/90 - Oct/90 Acting Head, Department of Dentistry, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC
Sep/90 - Sep/94 Vice President, Canadian Academy of Oral Medicine
Sep/90 - 2002 Visiting Staff, Department of Medicine, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC
Nov/90 - Dec/90 Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor, University of Bristol, Department of Oral Medicine, Surgery and Pathology, Bristol Dental Hospital and School, Bristol, UK
Jun/91 - Aug/95 Co-ordinator of Research for General Practice Residency Program, Division of Hospital Dentistry, Department of Oral Medical and Surgical Sciences - UBC, Vancouver, BC
Oct/91 - 1998 Canadian Dental Association, Commission of Dental Accreditation, Committee on Hospitals, Member
Feb/94 - present Certified Specialist in Oral Medicine, College of Dental Surgeons of BC
Aug/95 - 2003 Head, Department of Dentistry, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, Vancouver, BC
Aug/95 - 2003 Professor (part-time) and Head Division of Hospital Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
1995 - present Lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine, Eastman Dental Institute for Oral Health Care Sciences, University of London, London, UK
Jan/97 Certificate in CO2 Laser Techniques and Applications, Luxar Corp, Bellevue WA
Jul/97 – 2000 Research Associate Professor, Department of Oral Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle WA
Jul 2000 - 2002 Professor, Department of Oral Medicine, University of Washington Seattle WA
Jul 2000 – 2002 Director of the Graduate Program in Oral Medicine, and DECOD (Dental Care for the Disabled), Department of Oral Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Jan 2001 – Aug 2002 Active Medical Staff, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Jan 2001 – Aug 2002 Associate Member, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle, WA
July 2001 – Aug 2002 Adjunct Professor, Department of Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
July 2001 – Aug 2002 Faculty Senate, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Aug 2002 - Sept 2011

Aug 2002 - Nov 2007

Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Dentistry, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Dentistry, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Aug 2002 - Jan 2008 Head, Interdisciplinary Program in Oral Cancer Biology, Prevention, and Treatment, College of Medicine, Chicago Cancer Center, Chicago, Illinois
Sept 2003 - Sept 2011 Instructor, Department of General Surgery Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois
Nov 2003 – Sept 2011 Consulting Attending, Medical Staff, Department of General Surgery, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
July 2004 – Aug 2011 Adjunct Professor, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois

June 2004 - present

 Medical staff, Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

July 2011 - present Consulting Staff Member, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
July 2011 - present Medical-Dental Staff, Cedars-Sinai Health Sciences, Los Angeles, CA
Dec 2012 -   present Collaborative Member, Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Cedars-Sinai Health Sciences, Los Angeles, CA

July 2015  -  present

Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

July 2015  -  present

Medical Director, Cancer Dentistry, Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Cedars-Sinai Health System, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Memberships in Professional and Learned Societies

1976 - 1982 Member, Saskatoon & District Dental Society
1976 - 1982 Member, College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan
1976 - present Member, Canadian Dental Association
1976 - 1990 Member, American Academy of Oral Radiology
1976 - 1990 Member, American Academy of Oral Pathology
1976 - 1988 Member, Canadian Academy of Oral Pathology
1977 - 1994 Member, International Association of Dental Research (Neurosciences Group, IADR), (Canadian Association of Dental Research, IADR)
1979 - 1982 President & Founder, Diagnostic Sciences Study Club, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1979 - 1993 Member, Organization of Teachers of Oral Diagnosis
1980 - present Member, College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia
1980 - 1982 Member, Alberta Dental Association
1982 - 1996 Member, Vancouver and District Dental Society
1983 - present Member, International Association for the Study of Pain
1983 - 1985 Mentor, Greater Vancouver Study Club, Vancouver and District Dental Society
1984 - 1986 Member, Western (USA) Pain Society
1984 - present Member, American Academy of Oral Medicine
1984 - present Member, Multinational Society for Supportive Care in Cancer and International Society for Oral Oncology
1984 - 1986 Scientific Coimmittee, Western Pain Society
Aug/91 - Aug/93 President, International Society for Oral Oncology
1984 - 1986 Scientific Coimmittee, Western Pain Society
1995 - 2002 Member, American Academy of Orofacial Pain
1995 - 2000 Member, Advisory Board, Dental Alliance of AIDS/HIV Care
1995 - 2000 Member, Steering Committee: Interdisicplinary Education on HIV/AIDS Curricculum in Health and Social Sciences. The Association of Canadian Medical Colleges, as Representation of the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges, as Representative of the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry and the Canadian Dental Association.
1995 - present Member, Scientific Sessions Committee, American Academy of Oral Medicine
2006 - present Consultant to the Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations, American Dental Association
2007 - present Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, Board of Directors
2007 - Present

Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology

 

2014 - Present

Member, American Head and Neck Society 

Professional Service and Experience

1979 - 1981 Member, Pain Management Service, University Hospital University of Saskatchewan
1982 - 1986 Consultant, Columbia Centre for Pain and Stress Management, Vancover, BC
1982 - 2002 Associate, Division of Clinical Hematology, Vancover General Hospital, Oral Medicine Services
1984 - 1999 Consultant to the Editor, Canadian Dental Association Journal
1986 - 1988 Subcommittee on ADA Prgrams, Organization of Teachers of Oral Diagnosis
1986 - 1988 Chairman, Professional and Public Relations Committee, Canadian Academy of Oral Pathology
1986 - 1990 Chairman, Publications Committee, Society for Oral Oncology
1986 - 1999 Chairperson, Health Hazards/Health Promotions Committee, College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia
1986 - 2000 Member, Scientific Committee, American Academy of Oral Medicine
1987 - 1989 Member, AIDS Committee, Vancouver General Hospital
1987 - 1989 Member, AIDS Committee, British Columbia Cancer Agency
1987 - 1989 Chairman, Dento-Medical & Hospital Relations Committee, American Academy of Oral Medicine
1987 - 1989 Member, Special Care Committee, Children's Hospital, Department of Dentistry
1987 - 1989 Member, Special Committe on AIDS, Shaughnessy Hospital
1987 - 1997 Chairman, Quality of Care Appraisal Committee, Department of Dentistry, Vancouver General Hospital
1989 - 1990 Member, International Prgram Committee, Clinical Science; 6th International Conference on AIDS
1989 - 1991 Member, AADS/CDC Working committee on Blood-Bone Infectious Diseases
1989 - 1992 Chairman, Scientific Sessions Committee, American Academy of Oral Medicine
1989 - 1992 Member, Medical Education Committee, Vancouver General Hospital
1989 - 1992 Consultant, Commission on Oral Health, Research and Epidemiology, Federation Dentaire Internaltionale
1989 - 1996 Member, Council on Dental Education, Canadian Dental Associations
1989 - present Member, Editorial Board, Oral Medicine Section, Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology and Endodontics
1990 - 1991 Member, International Program Committee, Clinical Science; VII Internation Conference on AIDS
1990 - 1992 Special Editorial Consultant, Special Care in Dentistry
1990 - 1999 Member, Hospital Services Committee, College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia
1990 - present Reviewer, Special Care in Dentistry
1992 - 1996 Reviewer, European Journal of Cancer Part B: Oral Oncology
1993 - 1994 Member, Task Force on Hospital Dentistry, College of Dental Surgeions of Britsh Columbia
1993 - 1996 Vice President, Medical/Dental Staff Association, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC
1993 - 2001 Chairman, International Affairs Committee, American Academy of Oral Medicine
1993 - 2006 Member, American Association of Hospital Dentists
1993 - present Reviewer, Journal American Dental Association
1993- 2001 Regional Vice President (Region XI Canada); American Association of Hospital Dentistry Board Member; American Association of Hospital Dentistry
1994 - 2000 Editor, Infection Control, Journal Canadian Dental Association
1994 - present Member, Editorial Board, Oral Diseases. Stockton Press, UK
1994 - 1996 Member, Task Force on Definition of Dentistry, College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia
1995 - 2000 Associate Editor, Special Care in Dentistry
1995 - 1996 Reviewer, XI International Conference on AIDS
1995 - present Lecturer, Dept. of Oral Medicine. Eastman Dental Institute for Oral Health Care Sciences, University of London, London, UK
1995 - 1999 Member, Planning Committee; Interdisciplinary Elective in HIV/AIDS Care; University of British Columbia
1996 - prsent Member, Board of Editorial Consultants Oral Oncology
1997 - 2003 Director, American Board of Oral Medicine
1997 - 1999 Vice President, International Society for Oral Oncology (ISOO)
1997 - present Member Editorial Board, International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
1998 - 1999 Reviewer, “Drugs & Aging,” Adis International, Auckland, NZ
1998 External examiner, thesis: K-John Cheung. “Comparison of LOH Profile of oral Premalignant Lesions from Low-Risk Sites with those from High-Risk Sites. Simon Fraser University, M.Sc. Kinesiology, Burnaby, BC
1998 Member, FDI Expert Network on Oral Cancer
1999 - 2001 President, International Society for Oral Oncology (ISOO)
1999 - present Consulting Editor, Canadian Dental Association Journal
1999 External Examiner: Thesis for Master of Science Degree, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of British Columbia; Xing Cheng. Use of allelic loss to predict malignant risk for low-grade oral epithelial lesions
2000 - present Red Cross CPR Certification; Basic Life Support Course
2000 - present Reviewer, CANCER: Interdisciplinary International Journal of the American Cancer Society
2000 - 2002 Vice-President, American Board of Oral Medicine
2000 - 2003 Member and Section Head, Oral Mucositis Study Section Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer
2000 - 2011 Member, and Section Head, Oral Mucositis Study Section, Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer
2001 - 2008 Member, Medical Advisory Board, Zila Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
2002 External Examiner: Thesis for PhD: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: Erik H. Van der Meij. The pssible premalignant character of oral lichen planus and oral lichenoid lesions: A clinicopthological study
2003 Oral Health in Cancer Consensu Conference 2003, Texas Cancer Council
2002 - 2004 President, American Board of Oral Medicine
2002-present Member, Oral Care Study Group, Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer
2004 - 2008 University of Illinois, Executive Committee, Cancer Center
2004 - present Member, Oral Mucositis Study Section, and Oral Care Study Section, Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer and International Society for Oral Oncology
2004 - present Member, Oncology Advisory Board, Medical Staff Committee, University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago Illinois
2004 - present Consultant, Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations, American Dental Association
2004 - present Tenure and Promotions Committee, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois
2005 - 2008 Continuing Education Committee, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois
2005 - present Ad-hoc reviewer, Journal of Biomedical Optics
2005 - 2008 Member, Dental Advisory Board, Zila Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
2006 - present Invited reviewer, Cancer, American Cancer Society
2006 - 2008 Chair, Data Monitoring Committee, BioAlliance Pharma/i3Research, LES Study of Miconazole Lauriad Efficacy and Safety, BA2004/01/04.
2006 - present Consultant, Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Dental Association
2006 - present Ad-hoc reviewer, Lancet
2007 - 2009 Speakers Bureau, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

2007-present

Board of Directors, Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer and Liason International Society for Oral Oncology

2007-present

Reviewer, Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine

2007-present

Ad-hoc reviewer, Journal of Clinical Oncology

2007-present

Scientific Advisory Board, Endo Pharmaceuticals

2007-present

Speakers Bureau, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

2007-present

Member, Editorial Board: the Open Otorhinolaryngology Journal (ISSN1874-4282); www.benthamscience.org/open/tootorj)

2007-present

Scientific Prgram Committe, 2nd World Congress of the International Academy of Oral Oncology, Toronto, July 8-11, 2010

2007-present

Ad-hoc reviewer, Cancer
2008 - 2010 Director, Cancer Center Head and Neck Cancer Research Working Group
2008 - present Reviewer, International Journal of Pediatric Dentistry
2008 - present Reviewer, Bone Marrow Transplantation
2008 - present Section Editor, Head and Neck Oncology
2008 - present Associate Editor-in-Chief (USA), Supportive Care in Cancer
2008 - present Director, Cancer Center Head and Neck Cancer Research Working Group
2008 - present Member, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG): Quality of Life (QOL)/Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) working group
   
2008 - present National Cancer Institute (NCI) Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events NCI CTCAE v 4 Revision) Working Group 8
2008 - present Co-Chair, Skin Toxicity Study Group, Multinational Association for SupportiveCare in Cancer
2008 - present Reviewer, Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
2008 - present Ad-hoc reviewer, Journal of Periodontology
2009 - present Oral Cancer Expert Panel, Center for Evidence Based Dentistry, Council on Scientific Affairs, American Dental Association
2009 - present Member, Head and Neck Cancer Alliance Board of Trustees: Professional Engagement and Alliances Chair
2010 - present Ad-hoc reviewer CA-A Cancer Journal for Clincians
2013 - present Ad-hoc reviewer New England Journal of Medicine
2014 - present SoCal Head and Neck Cancer Consortium, founding member
2015 - present American Academy of Oral Oncology, founding member
2015 - present Ad-hoc reviewer JAMA-Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
2016 - present Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer Board Member

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