About Us

The Mount Sinai Hospital Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency is a six year integrated program. On acceptance, the resident is expected to devote the next six years of his or her life to the task of successfully earning a medical degree and an OMS certificate from The Mount Sinai Hospital. After receiving their medical degree and prior to completion of the residency program, the resident will be required to complete a year of general surgery enabling them to obtain a medical license.

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Training Program at the Mount Sinai Health System seeks to provide the best possible training and education in the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, with a commitment to academic excellence and the highest quality patient care. The training program aspires to have graduates who are enthusiastic about their career in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and are committed to continued learning, as well as being highly skilled and compassionate caregivers. The program seeks to maintain faculty and affiliations that achieve the training program objectives and meet all accreditation standards for Advanced Specialty Education in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Evaluation and Advancement

Receipt of the MD degree can occur only after a matriculant has met all of the academic, personal, and clinical requirements of the OMS Residency. Residents will also be evaluated while on each rotation including Anesthesia, General Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In addition, semi-annual evaluations will be given by the residency program Director and the OMS faculty. Advancement through the program is not automatic. Residents may only advance to the next level of responsibility once they have demonstrated the capacity to do so. Suitability for advancement will be assessed on a yearly basis for all trainees.

Educational Conferences

Residents are encouraged to attend educational conferences off campus provided that it does not interfere with institutional staffing requirements. The program will support residents who have presentations accepted at meetings. Time taken at meetings to present will not be recorded as vacation time. The program will provide an educational stipend of up to $500.00 to cover costs associated with meetings.


In the State of New York, the OMS residents must obtain and maintain a limited dental permit to practice within the residency program. This will be managed by the residency director of the residency program and will be renewed on an annual basis. For residents that plan to obtain a New York State Dental License after completion of the program, the New York State Education Department must receive, directly from the residency program director, verification of completion of the residency program.

Contact Us

David Andrews
Residency Coordinator
Tel: 212-241-6728
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Andre Montazem, DMD, MD
OMFS Program Director (Interim)
Tel: 212-241-7681
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