Sharon M. Gordon

The University of Maryland, USA

Sharon M. Gordon serves as an Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and as a Director of the Graduate Research Education and Training at the University of Maryland Dental School, University of Maryland School of Medicine, University of Maryland Medical System, and Greenebaum Cancer Center. Her clinical interests are in acute and chronic craniofacial pain, with an emphasis on temporomandibular disorders and cancer-therapy-induced conditions. In addition to research and teaching, she also directs the dental school‘s Graduate Research Education program with a strong commitment to research training. In addition to her appointment at the dental school, she holds joint appointments with the University of Maryland College Park School of Public Health and the University of Maryland Medical School‘s Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, and she serves as a Member of the University of Maryland Medical System hospital staff and UMB Greenebaum Cancer Center. She is board certified in the specialty of dental public health. She earned her D.D.S. degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and completed a two-year GPR at Medical Center Hospital in San Antonio. She subsequently earned an M.P.H. degree in epidemiology and Ph.D. degree in clinical investigation, both from Johns Hopkins University. She performed research and dental consultation for medically compromised patients at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center for 13 years prior to joining the faculty at the University of Maryland. Her research focuses on clinical and translational investigations of tissue injury and its clinical sequela: pain and wound healing. She has been continuously funded since joining the dental school faculty and presents her work nationally and internationally.

Biography Updated on 18 April 2012

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