New York City Oral Surgeon. Graduate of City College (1970) and New York City public schools. Received a DDS degree in 1975 from New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD), where he was Class President. Residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery completed at Bellevue Hospital.
Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from 1975 to 1991. Lecturer in both the undergraduate program at NYUCD and the Continuing Education Program, where he lectured on medical emergencies in the dental office, forensic dentistry, and child abuse.
Formerly held a teaching appointment in the Department of Pathology, NYU College of Medicine, where he was a Clinical Assistant Professor, and had been the lecturer in the Homicide Investigation Course and the Criminal Investigation Course and to the Detective Bureau of the New York City Police Department.
First certified lecturer for the mandatory course in Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting for New York State. Lectured extensively on the subject throughout the East Coast and Canada. He gave the first lecture on child abuse to the Dental Society of the State of New York in Albany. Was responsible for certifying the undergraduates at NYU and Columbia Dental Schools in child abuse. Former faculty member of Columbia University School of Dentistry and Oral Surgery and was the director of the forensic dentistry elective there.
Founder of the New York City Dental Mass Disaster Team, which was organized in 1980. He served there as Chief until 2005.
Chief Forensic Dental Consultant to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner of the City Of New York for over 27 years. Helped form the forensic dentistry program at NYUCD with the Office of Chief Medical Examiner and become co-director of the program in 1983.
Director of the Dental Identification Unit, which had identified 510 victims of the World Trade Center disaster of 9/11, as well as victims of American Airlines flight 587, which crashed in Queens on November 12, 2001. His responsibilities included supervising approximately 450 dentists and other dental personnel until the unit closed.
Has held every office in the Odontology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He is the past Vice President of the AAFS and past President of the American Academy of Forensic Odontology. He served as a member of the Nominating Committee of the American Board of Forensic Odontology, a certifying body which at that time had fewer than 100 members.
Founder of the New York Society of Forensic Dentistry and co-founder of the Osseointegrated Implants study group, which became the Academy of Osseointegration.
Affiliations with other professional associations include fellowships in the International College of Dentists and the Academy of Dentistry International.
President (1986) of the Eastern Dental Society and President (1998) of the New York County Dental Society. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the NYCDS, (formerly First District Dental Society) for 25 years.
Served as the CEO of the New York Market Place, formerly the First Madison Corporation, a for-profit corporation owned by the NYCDS. He was the senior delegate to the American Dental Association (ADA) from New York State until 2005.
Former member of the New York Rotary Club since 1991, where he served as Chairman of the Day for the Policeman’s Recognition and Firefighter’s Recognition Days.
Honorary Medical Officer and Honorary Chief of the Fire Department of the City of New York.
Recipient of numerous awards, both national and international.