Administration


Dwight E. McLeod DDS, MS

Dean
Bio Information

Poonam Jain BDS, MS, MPH
Vice Dean, Clinical Education, Operations and Community Partnerships

Grishondra Branch-Mays DDS, MS
Vice Dean, Academic Affairs

Joan Davis PhD
Director of Research, Special Projects & Initiatives

 

 

Kirksville Full-Time Faculty


Rami Al Saidi, BDS
Assistant Professor, Simulation Clinic


Dale DeWan, DMD, MS
Director, Integrated Human Sciences


Ammar Musawi, BDS, MDS
Director, Pre-Clinical Education & Simulation Clinic


Hamid Nurrohman, DDS, PhD
Assistant Professor, Simulation Clinic
Bio Information

   

St. Louis Full-Time Faculty



Hesham H. Abdulkarim, BDS, MDS Assistant Professor, Dental implant/ Periodontics


Michael Abels, DDS

CCU Director


Susan Adams, DMD, MS
Assistant Professor, Endodontics


Brandon Crivello, DMD

Assistant CCU Director


David Dunivan, DMD, MS
Assistant Professor, Periodontics


Matthew Greaves, DDS, MS
Assistant CCU Director


Patricia Inks, RDH, MS
Associate Director, DIC/ICSP


Eric Kosel, DMD
Assistant CCU Director


Gerard Krueger, DDS, MS, FACP
Assistant Professor, Prosthodontist


Marsha Marden, DMD
CCU Director


Romana Muller, RDH, BA, MSDH
Assistant Professor, Clinical Hygienist
Bio Information


Avanija Reddy DMD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry


Karl Shanker, DDS

Assistant Professor, Special Needs


Herbert Silva, DMD
CCU Director


Akshay Vij, BDS, ACT
Assistant Professor, Esthetic and Digital Dentistry
Bio Information

Kirksville Staff


Kristin Blunk, MBA
Director, Student Success


Matt Bonnel
Simulation Clinic Coordinator


Ashley Gunnels, BA
Education Coordinator



Mandy Ledford, BS
Administrative Assistant


Jason McKim
Simulation Clinic Equipment Specialist

Jodi McKim, MHA
Associate Director, Faculty Developement/ CE



Katie Ochs, MHEA
Education Manager


Melissa Parman, MHEA
Business Operations Manager

Brooke Robinson, MPA
Education Manager



Jordan Weichelt, BBA
Multimedia Specialist

   

St. Louis Staff



Brittany Evans, RDH, BS
Clinical Education Coordinator


Maria Evans
Business Process Analyst

Laura Johnson
Senior Administrative Assistant


Bryant Kiley
Business Operations Manager


Nae'Wanda Moore

Senior Administrative Assistant


Tina Munroe
Director of Clinical Operations

Biomedical Science

Anatomy


Peter E. Kondrashov, PhD

Chair


Jeremy Houser, PhD


Lex C. Towns, PhD


Bruce Young, PhD

 

 

 

Biochemistry


Charles R. Fleschner, PhD
Chair


Zulfiqar Ahmad, PhD


James L. Cox, PhD


Pandurangan Ramaraj, PhD


G. Wayne Zhou, PhD

 

Immunology and Microbiology


Melissa Stuart , PhD

Interim Chair


Neal Chamberlain, PhD


Priscilla Phillips, PhD


Vineet Singh, PhD

 

 

Pharmacology


Keith Elmslie, PhD
Chair


Yingzi Chang, MD, PhD


Henry Han, PhD


David Middlemas, PhD


Robert Theobald Jr., PhD


Rekha Yesudas, PhD


J. Drew Zimmer, PharmD

 

 

Physiology


William Brechue, PhD
Chair


Robert W. Baer, PhD


Tim Geisbuhler, PhD


Yohei Norimatsu, PhD


Tim Ostrowski, PhD


William L. Sexton, PhD

Adjunct Faculty

Primary MOSDOH teaching location: Kirksville

  • Ms. Melissa Ausmus, Adjunct Hygienist
  • Dr. Charles Arcoria, Adjunct Professor
  • Dr. David Brzezinski, Adjunct Professor
  • Ms. Terry Campbell, Adjunct Hygienist
  • Dr. Anthony Caputo, Adjunct Professor
  • Dr. Robert Collinge, Adjunct Professor
  • Dr. Wayne Cottam, Adjunct Professor
  • Dr. Mark Fischione, Adjunct Professor
  • Dr. Craig Hollander, Adjunct Professor
  • Ms. Tara Huesgen, Dental Assistant
  • Ms. Darcy Lanz, Adjunct Professor
  • Dr. Tannaz Malekzadeh, Adjunct Professor
  • Dr. Ali Pourian, Adjunct Professor
  • Dr. Thomas Taylor, Adjunct Professor
  • Dr. Anthony Van Soest, Adjunct Professor
  • Ms. Carie Fouch-Young, Adjunct Faculty

 

Primary MOSDOH teaching location: St. Louis

  • Dr. Marwan Assaf, Adjunct Periodontics
  • Dr. Paul Aubrey, Adjunct General Dentist
  • Dr. Marwan Assaaf, Adjunct Periodontic Specialist
  • Dr. Michael Backer, Adjunct - Oral Surgery
  • Dr. Elizabeth Brack, Adjunct General Dentist
  • Dr. Brandon Bushong, Adjunct Periodontic Specialist
  • Dr. Heidi Butts, Adjunct - Orthodontics
  • Dr. Lawrence Doerr, Adjunct General Dentist
  • Dr. Mitch Esquibel, Adjunct Oral Surgery Specialist
  • Dr. Forrest Farr, Adjunct General Dentist
  • Dr. Charles Fuszner, Adjunct General Dentist
  • Dr. David A. Galvan, Adjunct-Endodontist
  • Dr. Susan Godwin, Adjunct Oral Surgery Specialist
  • Dr. David Greaves, Adjunct General Dentist
  • Ms. Brittany Hatch, Adjunct Hygienist
  • Dr. Maria Kim, Adjunct General Dentist
  • Dr. Gary London, Adjunct General Dentist
  • Dr. Richard G. Meier, Adjunct General Dentist
  • Dr. Marzban Patel, Adjunct Prosthodontic Specialist
  • Dr. Robert Reti, Adjunct Oral Surgery Specialist
  • Dr. Robert Schmidt, Adjunct General Dentist
  • Dr. Joeseph Shea, Adjunct Prosthodontic Specialist
  • Dr. David Urbanek, Adjunct Oral Surgery Specialist
  • Dr. Eric Von Hoven, Adjunct General Dentist
  • Dr. John Wahle, Adjunct Prosthodontics
  • Dr. Robert Waxler, Adjunct Orthodontic Specialist
  • Dr. Maria Kim Wong, Adjunct General Dentist
  • Dr. Roger Zacher, Adjunct General Dentist

External Adjunct Faculty Preceptors

*this list is updated yearly

Access Family Care

  • Kala Smith

Affinia - 1500 Park

  • Bradley Bush
  • Clifton Whitworth
  • Kelli Dorsey

Affinia - Biddle Street

  • Michele Abidin
  • Angelina Mwonga
  • Anuradha Shelar

Betty Jean Kerr People's Health Center

  • Karen Richardson
  • Nawal Ahmed
  • Bryce Evans
  • Sarah Keller
  • Tika Shah
  • Kirk Washington
  • Erin Williams

Clarity (Preferred Family Healthcare)

  • Megan Dwyer
  • Aleena Hilger
  • Doug Smith

Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas

  • David Andersen
  • Scott Nearing
  • James Oakson
  • Latasha Vick

Compass Health

  • Timothy Denny
  • Ali Jumaili
  • Andrea Morris

Comtrea

  • Nathan Suter
  • John Empkey
  • Courtney Garland
  • Katherine Garrity
  • Hallie Lillmars
  • Angelica Molina
  • Travis Schwarz
  • Stewart Scott

East Central Oklahoma Family Health Center Inc

  • E. M. Nelson

East Central Oklahoma - Indian Health Service

  • Andy Wilson
  • Rick Croasdale

El Rio Community Health Center

  • Ben Taghavi
  • Greg LaChance

Family Care Health Center Forrest Park St. Louis

  • Harry (RICH) Scharf
  • Kathryn Simon
  • Angela Spoljaric
  • Judith Rosenbloom
  • Jacob Schuette

Family Health Center of Marshfield

  • John O'Brien
  • Albana Cami
  • Nagarjuna Meesa
  • Deepak Neelagiri
  • Tiffany O’Brien
  • Charles Polzin

Indian Health Services - Utah

  • Joe Myers

Katy Trail Community Health

  • Bethany Vandevender
  • Riley Anderson
  • Raymond Burton
  • Heather Keith
  • Jason Kingsolver

Missouri Highlands Health Care

  • Bradley Daniel
  • Kristin Green

Missouri Ozarks Community Health

  • Sybil Fortner
  • Lauren Bales
  • Brett Durbin
  • Wes Mullen
  • Wendi Nichols Gregory

Myrtle Hilliard Davis

  • Carol Henley
  • Elena Ignatova
  • Reesa Mercado
  • Ana Nawaz
  • Ashley Robinson
  • Oswald Thomas

Northeast Missouri Health Council

  • Timothy Herbst
  • Del Gregory
  • Riley Rains
  • Jared Zimmerman

Northwest Health Services Inc

  • Nicole White
  • Kindel Kaelke
  • Alan Krebs
  • Kyle Milson

Ozarks Community Health Center

  • Amy Greenspan

Semo Health Network

  • Gail Redman
  • Lori Adell
  • Dean Cansler
  • Mack Taylor

Southern Missouri Community Health Center

  • Travis Shearer
  • Kati Pyle
  • Wesley Schemmer

Tuba City Regional Health Care

  • Ruth Reed