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Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine

John W. Hellstein John W. Hellstein, D.D.S.
Head, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine

After serving 20 years in the army, Dr. Hellstein joined the faculty of the College of Dentistry in 2002. He became head of the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine in 2016 and is also director of the Surgical Oral Pathology Laboratory. He has a special interest in bisphosphonate (Bis-phossy jaw) osteonecrosis of the jaw.


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Veeratrishul Allareddy Veeratrishul Allareddy, B.D.S., M.S.
Clinical Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine

Dr. Allareddy joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry faculty in 2008 after completing his residency. He is a clinical professor in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine.


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Karen A. Baker Karen A. Baker, B.S., M.S.
Associate Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

Ms. Baker joined the faculty of the College of Dentistry in 1981. She has been director of Dental Pharmacy Services since 1991, is an associate professor in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine and is also an associate professor in the UI College of Pharmacy’s Division of Pharmacy Practice.


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Azeez Butali Azeez Butali, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology, and Medicine

After completing his postdoctoral fellowship in craniofacial genetics at the University of Iowa in 2013, Dr. Azeez joined the College of Dentistry as an assistant professor in the Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research.


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Joanna Clancy Joanna Clancy, D.M.D., M.S.
Visiting Assistant Professor,Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

Dr. Clancy is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine (OPRM). Prior to this she was in private practice in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, from 2000-2007. She was also an adjunct faculty in the Department of Endodontics from 2005-2008. From 2008-2011, Dr. Clancy was a visiting assistant professor in the Departments of OPRM and Prosthodontics and since 2011, she has been a visiting assistant professor in OPRM.

Gary Coleman Gary Coleman, D.D.S., M.S.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

Prior to joining the UI College of Dentistry Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine as a visiting assistant professor in 2015, Dr. Coleman was an associate professor in the department of diagnostic sciences at Baylor College of Dentistry from 1993 to 2014.

Ronald D. Elvers Ronald D. Elvers, D.D.S., M.S.
Director of Clinics
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine

Dr. Elvers joined The University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1996. He is director of clinics and an associate clinical professor in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine.


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Alberto Gasparoni Alberto Gasparoni, D.D.S, M.S., Ph.D., D.D.S.
Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Gasparoni joined the College of Dentistry in 2010 as a visiting assistant professor. He is now a clinical associate professor in Dental Clinic Administration and the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine.


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Dr. Nidhi Handoo Nidhi Handoo, B.D.S., M.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

Dr. Handoo joined the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry in 2010 as a visiting assistant professor and was also an associate clinical fellow in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine (OPRM). In 2014, Dr. Handoo was appointed as a clinical assistant professor in OPRM and director of the Oral Diagnosis Clinic.


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Emily Lanzel Emily Lanzel, D.D.S., M.S.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

Kari Maas Kari Maas, D.D.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinic Administration

Before joining the faculty at the College of Dentistry, Dr. Maas treated general dental patients at Lindale Dental Care, Cedar Rapids, from 2000-2015. She became a clinical assistant professor at the College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics in 2015.


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Cindy L. Marek Cindy L. Marek, Pharm. D.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

Dr. Marek joined the faculty of the College of Dentistry in 1996. She is currently clinical associate professor in the College of Dentistry’s Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine and also clinical associate professor in the UI College of Pharmacy's Division of Clinical & Administrative Pharmacy.


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Carrie McKnight Carrie McKnight, D.D.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

Dr. McKnight served as a staff dentist at Broadlawns Hospital, Des Moines, from 1999-2001. She also was in private practice in Johnston, Iowa, from 2000-2001. From 2001-2005, she was clinical assistant professor and General Practice Residency director in the Hospital Dentistry division of UI Hospitals and Clinics.


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Saulo Sousa Melo Saulo Sousa Melo, D.D.S., M.S.D., Ph.D., M.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine

Dr. Saulo Sousa Melo joined the UI College of Dentistry in 2016 as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine.


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Christopher A. Squier Christopher A. Squier, M.A., Ph.D., D.Sc., F.R.C.,
Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine

Dr. Squier joined The University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1975. He is a professor in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine; the Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research; and director of graduate studies at the College of Dentistry.


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Sherry Timmons Sherry Timmons, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

Dr. Timmons became a faculty member in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine in 2002 following completion of a Ph.D. in oral science from Iowa in 2001 and a general practice residency in 2002.


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Philip W. Wertz Philip W. Wertz, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology, and Medicine

Dr. Wertz joined The University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1990. He is a professor in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology, & Medicine and also the Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research.


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