Keith Kirkwood, DDS, PhD

Consulting Physician
Department of Dentistry & Maxillofacial Prosthetics
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor
Department of Oral Biology
The University at Buffalo

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Areas of Expertise: 
Dental Specialist in Periodontology

Biography

I am currently a professor in the Department of Oral Biology at the University at Buffalo. Previously, I was a professor and Founding Chair of the Department Oral Health Sciences at the College of Dental Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, where I was also the Sr. Associate Dean for Research and Director for the MUSC Center for Oral Health Research. I completed my Certificate in Periodontology and earned my PhD in Oral Biology at the University at Buffalo and was a tenured associate professor at the University of Michigan. I have been the principal investigator in several grants from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Dental Research (NIH/NIDCR) focused on understanding immune signaling involved inflammatory periodontal bone loss and oral cancer progression. I have received numerous awards and honors throughout my career, including the Tarrson Fellowship Career Development Award from the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation, the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award, the Sunstar Fellowship Research Award from the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation, and the two-time recipient of the IADR/GSK Innovation in Oral Care Award.

Background

Education and Training: 
1997 - PhD, University at Buffalo, Oral Biology
1991 - DDS, West Virginia University
Residency: 
1995 - Periodontics, University at Buffalo
Fellowship: 
1999 - Individual NRSA Fellowship in Molecular Biology, University at Buffalo
Board Certification: 
Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology
Professional Memberships: 
Member, International Association for Dental Research
Member, American Academy of Periodontology
Member, American Association for Bone and Mineral Research
Member, The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Honors and Awards: 
2016 Sunstar Fellowship Research Award from the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation
2016 AADR Fellow
2008, 2014 IADR/GlaxoSmithKline Innovation in Oral Care Award
2013 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award for Pharmacology/Therapeutics/Toxicology Research
Professional Experience: 
President-Elect for the Pharmacology Toxicology Therapeutics Group of the IADR/AADR (2006-present)
2017 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases and Conditions
AADR Ethics in Dental Research Committee; 2005-2008
Vice President for the Pharmacology Toxicology Therapeutics Group of the IADR/AADR (2005-2006)