Dolphine Oda is a Professor of oral pathology at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She has been a Board-Certified Oral Pathologist since 1987. She received her Dental degree from the University of Baghdad in 1975 and her M.S. degree in experimental pathology from the University of Manitoba, School of Medicine in 1981. Her M.S. degree research was on breast cancer metastasis to bone. Subsequently, for over twenty years, her research was in the fields of molecular changes in epithelial carcinogenesis and human epithelial cell culture (both monoclonal and organotypic, three-dimensional model). In addition to cell culture, Dr. Oda was successful in immortalizing human oral epithelial cells using human papilloma virus type 16. This cell line has been extensively used and studied, especially in USA, since 1991. She also successfully transformed human bile duct epithelial cells using a chemical carcinogen known as MNNG. Dr. Oda has 69 papers published in refereed journals. Since 2004, she has been focused on producing a popular website, Case of the Mont (http://www.dental.washington.edu/case_of_month/index.php<\a>). Case of the Month, which is updated monthly, features an oral pathology case discussed clinically and histologically along with an applied clinical differential diagnosis, a final diagnosis, and detailed summaries of the conditions included in the differential diagnosis. Case of the Month serves as a valuable teaching tool for clinicians locally, nationally and internationally. It has received over 309, 000 hits and continues on. Dr. Oda is a Member of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, the International Association of Oral Pathologists, and the United States and Canadian Academy Of Pathology.
Biography Updated on 5 January 2011