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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency

Clinical Training Sites:

Westchester Medical Center
Metropolitan Hospital Center


Joseph F. Morales, D.D.S. Professor and Chairman,
New York Medical College School of Medicine
Chief of Service
Metropolitan Hospital Center
Kenneth G. Miller, D.D.S Program Director and Assistant Clinical Professor,
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 
New York Medical College School of Medicine
Rosa Martinez, D.D.S. Assistant Clinical Professor - New York Medical College  School of Medicine
Director of Service,
Department of Dental Medicine
Westchester Medical Center
Michael C. Miller, D.D.S. Assistant Clinical Professor NYMC
Associate Program Director
Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
Westchester Medical Center


Metropolitan Hospital is located on the upper east side of Metropolitan Hospital is located on the upper east side of Manhattan, between 1st and 2nd Avenues and 97th - 99th Streets.

Westchester Medical Center is located on the Grasslands Reservation off the Sprain Brook Parkway in Valhalla, New York. New York Medical College, School of Medicine, is located adjacent to Westchester Medical Center on the Valhalla campus.


Metropolitan Hospital is a 330 bed level 2 trauma center. Residents while assigned here will benefit primarily from a busy outpatient clinic and a new surgicenter for sedations. Block operating room time is available on average 1 ½ days per week. The site has a full medical and dental clinical record, digital panoramic and intraoral radiography and 3-D cone beam imaging. This experience includes significant reconstructive surgical experience in the areas of dental implants and grafting as well as working directly with a surgical orthodontist. The assigned third year senior resident functions as the lead resident and will gain commensurate experience as a primary surgeon while assigned here as well as gain familiarity with running a service prior them entering into their fourth year.

Westchester Medical Cente (WMC) is a 500 bed level 1 trauma center located in Westchester  County. The facility provides residents with excellent experience treating facial trauma both in the operating room and the associated management of inpatients. In addition, the WMC facilities include an outpatient clinic equipped with a surgicenter and multiple treatment operatories. While on service at WMC, residents experience dedicated operating room days to focus on surgical experience. In the outpatient clinic environment, residents work closely with experienced general practitioners for complex implant treatment plans and prosthetic reconstruction. 


The four year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program is sponsored by New York Medical College – School of Medicine. The program accepts two candidates each academic year. A Certificate is presented to those candidates who successfully complete the program. In addition, the program offers an M.D. Option at New York Medical College – School of Medicine to those qualified residents who successfully complete the OMS program. The program is designed to provide clinical, didactic, and hospital experience at the postdoctoral level in OMS. The residents will utilize two clinical training sites of New York Medical College – School of Medicine for their clinical activity. These include Metropolitan Hospital Center and Westchester Medical Center. The program gives the resident the knowledge, skills and judgment necessary to qualify for certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In addition to training in all phases of minor and major oral and maxillofacial surgery, the residents rotate through the Departments of Anesthesiology, Medicine, and Surgery.

The Standards for Advanced Specialty Education Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the American Dental Association are the underlying basis for the OMS program with the expectation of graduates becoming Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.


Rotations by year

  1.       First:    
    • 5 months OMFS
      • 3 months at Metropolitan Hospital Center
      • 2 months at Westchester Medical Center
    • 5 months Anesthesia
      • 4 months at Metropolitan Hospital Center
      • 1 month at Westchester Medical Center (Pediatric Anesthesia)
    •  2 months Internal Medicine at Metropolitan Hospital Center
  1.      Second:
    •  8 months OMFS
      • 6 months OMFS service at Metropolitan Hospital as junior resident
      • 2 months OMFS service at Westchester Medical Center as junior Resident
    • 3 months General Surgery at Westchester Medical Center
    • 1 month Surgical ICU at Metropolitan Hospital Center
  1.       Third:
    • 10 months OMFS service
      • 6 months at Metropolitan Hospital Center as senior resident (Lead Resident)
      • 4 months at Westchester Medical Center as senior resident
    • 1 month Otolaryngology
    • 1 month Plastic Surgery
  1.      Fourth:
    • 12 months OMFS
      • 11 months at Westchester Medical Center as Chief Resident (6 months Lead Resident)
      • 1 month at Metropolitan Hospital Center

As a resident within the NYMC School Of Medicine Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program, you will truly practice broad scope OMFS. For example, as a third year resident you will work one on one with an orthodontist for orthognathic surgery treatment planning. Having an attending that is fellowship trained in cosmetic advanced orthognathic experience with cosmetics not only allows extensive experience but also grants experience with advanced orthognathics and it's effect on facial cosmetics. Westchester Medical Center is the only level one trauma center in Westchester County and serves the 7 couny Hudson Valley region. This generates excellent experience with facial trauma. While rotating on-call coverage at Westchester Medical Center with ENT and Plastic Surgery, residents routinely see and treat complex lacerations, orbital, midface and mandibular trauma. All of the attending faculty are confident treating extensive facial trauma and allow residents ample oppourtunity and experience in the operating room. Sedations are a mainstay at both of the clinical training sites and residents of the program are confident in their ability to perform outpatient sedation.

Both clinical training sites are associated with the NYMC SOM General Dental Practice Residency program that activley provides referrals from their patients for surgical procedures. The GPR residents provide a valuable oppourtunity to work together for implant treatment planning.


Required Application Material:

Pass Application plus:

  • 2 x 2 Photo
  • Official Undergraduate Transcripts
  • Application Fee of $125.00: Payable to: NYMC-SOM / Dental Medicine


Anthony Alessi, D.M.D., M.D.

Mairaj Ahmed, D.D.S., M.S. - Surgical Orthodontics

Evan Chafitz, D.M.D.

Steven Cho, D.D.S.

James Damascus, D.D.S.- Restorative Implantology .

Stanley Kerpel, D.D.S. - Oral Pathology

David Greenman, D.D.S.

Harvey Grossman, D.D.S.

Benjamin Kur, D.D.S.

Joseph F. Morales, D.D.S. - Restorative Implantology

Gary Lighter, D.D.S.- Restorative Implantology

Won Sang Lee, D.D.S.

Kenneth Miller, D.D.S.

Michael Miller, D.D.S.

Michael Rudolph, D.D.S. - Surgical Orthodontics

Harry G. Sacks, D.D.S.

John Tolli, D.D.S. - Restorative Implantology

Bart Silverman, D.D.S.

Frank Weber, D.D.S.

2017-2018 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Resident Staff:

Chief Residents: 

Jee Ha, University of California Los Angeles 2012

Nicholas Mueller, University of Pennsylvania 2014

Senior Residents:

Jorge Mancia, University of Pennsylvania 2012

Christopher Niquette, University of Michigan 2015

Second Year Residents: 

John Full, University of Pittsburgh 2016

Heather Fugazy, New York University 2015                                     

First Year Residents: 

Mitchell Mc Knight, Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry 2015

Sebastian Mendoza, Rutgers State University of New Jersey 2017