Yeoh Named Chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 9:15am
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Melvyn Yeoh, DMD, MD, FACS, has been named chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. He will serve a six-year term in this critical leadership role.

“The college’s Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery has a tradition of providing superior, advanced level care when serving the diverse, and often complex, needs of Kentuckians. I’m eager to work with my colleagues on plans to increase our impact even more through outreach programs and more efficient delivery of care. It is thrilling to be working with such a great team in this new role. I look forward to collaborating with everyone to further enhance our division,” shares Yeoh.   

Yeoh will continue to see patients and serve as principal investigator for the college’s “Eradicate Oral Cancer in Eastern Kentucky” project, made possible by a $1 million grant from the United Health Foundation.

Yeoh joined the UK College of Dentistry in 2016 as an assistant professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery after serving as assistant professor and residency program director in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for four years at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. He received his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College. Yeoh completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital at Cornell Medical Center. Following the completion of his residency, he completed a two-year fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery and Microvascular Reconstruction at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport. Yeoh is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is an examiner on the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He also serves as elected secretary/treasurer of the Kentucky State Oral and Maxillofacial Society.

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