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January 20, 2020
Bruce Donoff Headshot

Dr. Donoff served as dean of HSDM from 1991 to January 2020.  He has made major contributions to research in oral and maxillofacial surgery with interests in wound healing, bone graft survival, sensory nerve repair and oral cancer. He has published more than 100 papers and textbooks and was instrumental in launching the HSDM Integrating Oral Health and Medicine initiative.

He served on the board of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation and served as president of the Friends of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. He is the editor of the Massachusetts General Hospital Manual of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Massachusetts Dental Society Journal.

Dr. Donoff’s stellar career has been recognized with many honors including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Research Recognition Award, the William J. Gies Foundation Award for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Alpha Omega Achievement Award and the Distinguished Alumni and Faculty Awards from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. In 2014 he was a Shils-Meskin awardee for leadership in the dental profession.

He received his D.M.D. from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School.