Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) Residency Program

Mount Sinai Downtown (Mount Sinai Beth Israel and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai) / Mount Sinai West, in association with Jacobi Medical Center and in collaboration with the Albert Einstein School of Medicine, offers an advanced education program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS). This 6-year integrated clinical and didactic program is designed to meet the certification requirements of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association. Two residents will be selected annually.

Requirements

All applicants must be qualified graduates of a dental school accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA) (US and Canadian dental school graduates only). Each resident must also complete the requirements for an MD degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, as well as a post graduate year in General Surgery at Mount Sinai West, satisfying the requirements for Medical Licensure in New York State.

Applicants will be interviewed both by the OMFS faculty as well as the admissions committee at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Interview invitations are offered to highly qualified individuals who are committed to a career of excellence in patient care, teaching, and research. The prospective residents are simultaneously accepted with advanced standing into The Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The residents will join the medical school in the second year and will be required to successfully complete the second, third and fourth years of medical school minus all of the electives. All elective time will be spent on the oral and maxillofacial surgery service at either Jacobi or Mount Sinai. Continuation on to the clinical years of the training program General Surgery and OMFS will be contingent upon graduation from the Medical School and satisfactory performance in the USMLE Step I and II. Tuition to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine is the responsibility of the resident. Financial aid may be available through the medical school.

A regular didactic program of hospital rounds, seminars, and conferences is supplemented by specific courses in surgical anatomy, as well as oral and head and neck pathology. All residents will be trained and certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support (BCLS/ACLS/PALS/ATLS) during the Program.

It is the intent of the Program to foster and develop both well-trained clinicians as well as scholars who pursue academic careers and research. Teaching experience will also be gained in the context of the Program. The resident staff will participate in teaching more junior residents as well as general practice and pediatric dentistry residents.

The Mount Sinai Downtown/Mount Sinai West/Jacobi Residency Program includes rotations at Jacobi Medical Center (JMC), North Central Bronx Hospital (NCB), Mount Sinai-Union Square (MSDUS) and Mount Sinai West (MSW). During the course of clinical training, the OMFS resident spends time at each of these institutions for a broadened and varied clinical exposure in the specialty.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION (YEAR BY YEAR)

OMFS

(3 Months)

AECOM Year II

AECOM Years III and IV minus electives

AECOM III / IV

(3 months)

OMFS Internship

(9 Months)

MSW General Surgery

12 Months

Junior Year OMFS

Senior Year (Chief) OMFS

Salaries*: For the 2017-2018 academic years, please refer to the ICAHN website for salary information. Please note a 2.5% salary increase will occur for 2018-2019.

*The resident’s salary does not apply during medical school, special research, etc. As previously stated, trainees will pay tuition during their years at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. For current annual tuition information, please refer to the AECOM website. Financial assistance and/or loans may be available.

We offer a full range of medical, dental and vision benefits.

We offer a full range of medical, dental and vision benefits.

Applications to the Program are submitted through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) AND by completing the Einstein secondary application. Applicants should obtain the necessary forms by contacting PASS directly at:

Postdoctoral Application Support Service
655 K Street NW Suite 800
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 289-7201
http://www.adea.org/PASS/

The Einstein College of Medicine secondary application can be found at: https://www.einstein.yu.edu/education/md-program/admissions/secondary-application/.

All applications and supporting material, including the Einstein secondary application, must be received by October 1st for consideration for the academic year starting July 1st of the following year. Official transcripts from dental school must be uploaded to ADEA Pass. Undergraduate transcripts, NBDE scores and CBSE scores should be uploaded into Einstein secondary application.

All recommendation letters should be sent directly to the Program, addressed to Program Coordinator Mariam Ajose, at mariam.ajose@mountsinai.org or via mail to:

10 Union Square East, Suite 5B
New York, NY 10003

The Selection Committee will not consider any incomplete application. Please ensure that your ADEA Pass application, the Einstein secondary and the letters of recommendation are received before the application deadline. Interviews will be conducted by invitation of the Selection Committee and are usually held in early November.

Selection of successful applicants will generally be made by participation in the National Dental Matching Program. All applicants are responsible for registering with the Matching Program at (800) 461-6322.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residents

Current Medical Students

Jodi Hamilton
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine - (DDS/2017)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (MS III) 

Matthew Stephens
University of California, Los Angeles - (DDS/2017)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (MS III) 

Michael Winter
SUNY, Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine - (DDS/2018)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (MS II) 

Eric Chiccone
University of Southern California - (DDS/2018)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (MS II)

Current Residents in Training Program

Prince Dhillon
University of Pennsylvania – (DMD/2013)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine - (MD/2016) 

Daniel Han
University of California, San Francisco – (DDS/2012)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine - (MD/2016) 

Seth Greenberg
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine - (DMD/2014)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine - (MD/2017) 

Do Yoon Kim
New York University College of Dentistry - (DDS/2008)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (MD/2017) 

Jason Gordon
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine - (DDS/2015)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (MD/2018) 

Anna Young
New York University College of Dentistry - (DDS/2012)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (MD/2018) 

Jordan Ecker
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine - (DDS/2016)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (MS IV/PGY1)

Jason Tan
McGill University - (DMD/2013)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (MS IV/PGY1)

OMFS Interns

George Dawoud
Howard University College of Dentistry - (DDS/2017) 

Roger Lau
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine - (DDS/2016)

Roxolana Maged
University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine – (DDS/2017) 

Alba Moral Cucurull
Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (Spain) - (DMD/2013) 

Jin Park
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry – (DDS/2016) 

Regina Vayner
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine - (DMD/2017)

The faculty of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) Residency Program is comprised of five full time equivalent board certified OMFS faculty - three based at Jacobi and two at Mount Sinai-Union Square. Additionally, other non-OMFS faculty such as orthodontists, prosthodontists, and faculty from Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery also participate in the teaching and clinical training of the OMFS residents.

Dr. Buchbinder

Daniel Buchbinder, DMD, MD
Program Director and Chief of the Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at The Mount Sinai Health System
Dr. Buchbinder is a graduate of the University of Montreal School of Dental Medicine (DMD) and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MD). He received his training in oral, maxillofacial surgery from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Buchbinder is the former chairman of the department of dentistry and oral, maxillofacial surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Buchbinder is the director of the post-graduate maxillofacial surgery training program. He is currently Professor and Director of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at Mount Sinai Downtown, Mount Sinai West and the Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Mount Sinai Health System. Dr. Buchbinder has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and has lectured extensively on cranio-maxillofacial trauma management, computer assisted surgery, reconstruction and the use of osseointegration. He is a member of the multidisciplinary team at the Institute for Head and Neck and Thyroid Cancer and serves on the board of directors and the scientific advisory board for the Thyroid and Head and Neck Cancer (THANC) Foundation. Dr. Buchbinder is a member of the board of trustees of the AO foundation, a non-profit organization based on a network of surgeons who are committed to the study, practice, and teaching of AO principles and their advancement in the field of trauma and musculoskeletal surgery.

Michael D. Turner

Michael D. Turner, DDS, MD FACS
Associate Program Director and Director of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Jacobi Medical Center 
Dr. Turner received his DDS from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and his MD from the SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine. He trained in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center and is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He also holds a Master of Science in Translational Medicine and Clinical Research from the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Turner was the former Director of the NYU-Royal College of Surgeons (Ireland) International Program in Oral Surgery at the NYU College of Dentistry. He is currently the Chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Jacobi Medical Center and the North Central Bronx Hospital. He is a member of the Head and Neck and Thyroid Institute within the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the Mount Sinai-Union Square (MSDUS) and functions as the Associate Director of the post-graduate training program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Turner is considered a thought leader and a national expert in the field of minimally invasive salivary gland surgery (sialoendoscopy), as well as having a considerable interest and expertise in maxillofacial trauma and orthognathic surgery.

Benn Lieberman

Benn Lieberman, DMD
Director of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Internship Program
Dr. Benn L. Lieberman, D.M.D., is currently part-time faculty of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program at Mount Sinai Downtown/ Mount Sinai West/ Jacobi Medical Center/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate education at Tufts University, and also received his doctorate in dental medicine (DMD) from Tufts. Following dental school Dr. Lieberman completed his training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Westchester Medical Center / New York Medical College. After a short period in private practice, Dr. Lieberman came to Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Lieberman is the Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Northern Westchester Hospital. In 2009 he opened a private practice in Mt. Kisco, New York and now dedicates three days per week to resident education. His interests include the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with an emphasis on dental implants, adult and pediatric out-patient anesthesia, trauma surgery, and correction of dentofacial deformities. He holds staff appointments at Jacobi Medical Center, North Central Bronx Hospital and Mount Sinai-Union Square/ Mount Sinai West. Dr. Lieberman is Board Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Eugene Sidoti

Eugene Sidoti, MD
Attending Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Attending Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery,
Director of Congenital Craniofacial Care Center
Dr. Sidoti completed his undergraduate education at Princeton University with a BSE degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He graduated AOA from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1987. Dr. Sidoti completed his General Surgery and Plastic Surgery training at Montefiore Medical Center and was named Outstanding House Officer in 1993, He subsequently completed fellowships in Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Washington University and St.Louis Childrens ' Hospital. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He served as an officer and eventually the President of the Bronx Chapter of the American College of Surgeons in 2002-2003. He spent 19 years in Private Practice while maintaining a part time position at Jacobi and is now on the full time staff. He holds membership in a number of professional societies including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Sidoti is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Plastic Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and is currently dually appointed to the Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Plastic Surgery at Jacobi. He is the co-director of the Cranio-maxillofacial Surgery Institute (CSI) and the director of the Congenital Craniofacial Care Center (CCCC).

Vakkas

Tasios Vakkas, DDS, MD
Attending, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 
Dr. Vakkas graduated with honors from the Columbia University School of Dental Medicine, DDS. He continued his postdoctoral education and training at the University of Maryland. Dr. Vakkas received his MD after graduating from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He went on to complete an internship in General Surgery. His Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training was very rigorous and included operating at the renowned R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Dr. Vakkas holds board certification from the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is actively involved in resident and student education and training and is a published author. He also holds a position as Assistant Clinical Professor at Columbia University. He has lectured extensively in regional dental societies. His clinical interests include implant surgery, orthognathic corrective jaw surgery, benign pathology, trauma, and reconstruction of the maxillofacial region. He maintains a practice in Yorktown Heights.

Barry Langsam, DDS

Barry Langsam, DDS  
Attending, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Barry W. Langsam graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry 1962. He became a resident in Oral Surgery at BMHC (Jacobi) from 1962 - 1965. He has been in private practice in New Rochelle, New York since that time. He is Director of Dentistry and Chief of Oral Surgery at Sound Shore Medical Center, New Rochelle, New York. He is the Chief of Section of Oral Surgery and Out Patient Anesthesia at the Rose F. Kennedy Center, Albert Einstein/Montifiore Hospital Medical Centers. Dr. Langsam has had articles published on Dental Implantology

Dr. Gelfman

Stephen Gelfman, DDS, MD
Attending Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Jacobi Medical Center
Dr. Stephen Gelfman graduated from Columbia University School of Dental Medicine in 1972. He completed a general practice residency at Long Island Jewish Hospital and a residency in Dental Anesthesiology at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Gelfman went on to become a principal investigator at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Montefiore Medical Center and then went on to obtain his medical degree from Hahnemann University- now Drexel University. Dr. Gelfman has been involved in dental education on a full and part-time basis for his entire professional career.

Dr. McEntee

Dr. Kerry McEntee, DMD, MD
Attending Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Jacobi Medical Center
Kerry McEntee, D.M.D., M.D received her undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. McEntee received her dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001. She completed her Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in 2008. Dr. McEntee received her medical degree from Stony Brook School of Medicine where she also completed her General Surgery Internship. Dr. McEntee is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She is an associate clinical professor at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC, where she participates in the education of residents and operates. Her training has provided her with experience in all scopes of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, including bone grafting, implant surgery, reconstruction of the jaws, dentoalveolar surgery, and anesthesia.

Timothy Levine DMD

Timothy Levine DMD - Director of Orthodontics
Jacobi Medical Center
Dr. Timothy Levine graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA in 2003 with a bachelor's in Biology with Honors. He received his doctor of dental medicine from the University of Connecticut in 2008 and did a hospital-based general practice residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, NY. He received his certificate in orthodontics, also from St, Barnabas Hospital. During his orthodontic residency, he was awarded Orthodontic Resident of the Year and was also the recipient of the prestigious Herzberg Award. In 2012, he became the first fellow in surgical orthodontics and craniofacial orthopedics at Jacobi Medical Center. He spends part of his time in private practice in the Bronx and Manhattan.

Dr. Cooperman

Kenneth Cooperman, DMD
Attending Orthodontist
Jacobi Medical Center
Dr. Kenneth Cooperman has been practicing dentistry since 1995, and has specialized in orthodontics since 2000. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991, with a major in Design of the Environment, and minors in Biology and Chemistry. He graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1995, and then spent the following year in Seattle at the University of Washington. There, he did a one-year hospital-based residency treating medically compromised dental patients in one of the foremost transplant centers in the United States. Dr. Cooperman stayed there for over two years practicing general dentistry, returning to New York in 1998 to begin his specialty residency in orthodontics at New York University. Dr. Cooperman is in private practice in the Bronx and Manhattan. He has lectured about orthodontics at the Greater New York Dental Meeting and at various training programs in the NYC area. In addition, he is a member of a number of respected professional organizations including the American Association of Orthodontists, the Northeast Society of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and the New York State Dental Association, among others. He is the Bronx Representative for the New York State Society of Orthodontists, and is President-Elect of the New York County Dental Society.