Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine

faculty/staff list

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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Sindhura Anamali
Sindhura Anamali, B.D.S., M.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine

Dr. Sindhura Anamali is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. She obtained her M.S. in stomatology and completed her residency training in oral & maxillofacial radiology at Iowa.

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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.
Associate 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. He is now an associate professor.

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Marcia Campos
Marcia Campos , D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine

Dr. Campos joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry's Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine in 2017. 

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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.

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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

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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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Sherry Timmons
Sherry Timmons, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
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.  In 2018, Dr. Timmons became associate dean for student affairs at the UI College of Dentistry.

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