Meet Dr. Panos N. Papapanou
Panos N. Papapanou, DDS, PhD is Professor of Dental Medicine, Director of the Division of Periodontics, and Chairman of the Section of Oral and Diagnostic Sciences, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, New York, USA. He received his DDS from the University of Athens, Greece, his PhD from Göteborg University, Sweden in 1989, and his post- doctoral training in Oral Microbiology at the Forsyth Institute, Boston, MA in 1992-1993. His research interests include the epidemiology of periodontal disease, the assessment of microbial and host-derived risk factors, the pathobiology of periodontitis and its role in atherosclerosis, stroke and pregnancy complications. He is the recipient of the Jens Waerhaug Research Prize of the Scandinavian Society of Periodontology (1988), the 1st Anthony A. Rizzo Young Investigator Award of the International Association of Dental Research (1996), the Walther-Engel Award of the Academy for Graduate Dental Education, Karlsruhe, Germany (1998) and the Clinical Research Award of the American Academy of Periodontology (2007). He is member of the advisory board of several scientific journals, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and a Past President of the Periodontal Research Group of IADR.