Mukund Seshadri, DDS, PhD
Professor of Oncology and Chair

Oral Oncology

Welcome from the Chair

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has a long and illustrious history of providing dental, oral and maxillofacial services to cancer patients, particularly those affected by oral and head and neck cancers. Leveraging on this rich history and clinical excellence at Roswell Park, the Department of Oral Oncology was recently created to integrate and advance all basic, translational and clinical research focused on the prevention, detection and treatment of oral & head and neck cancers. The department serves as the academic home for an integrated team of basic and translational scientists and clinicians that work closely to translate novel discoveries from the laboratory bench to the clinical setting.

As the inaugural Chair of the Department of Oral Oncology, I am extremely proud to work with a dedicated and knowledgeable group of faculty members that are focused on understanding complex signaling mechanisms involved in cancer progression and resistance to therapy, mitigating side-effects of chemotherapy and radiation and development of new diagnostic/imaging methods for detection of oral cancer.

We are currently hiring for an Assistant or Associate level faculty member.


Jessica McNamee
Administrative Assistant to Dr. Seshadri
Tel: 716-845-1300 ext. 2523
Fax: 716-845-3118

Jennifer Hamilton, MBA
Senior Department Administrator
Tel: 716-845-8598
Fax: 716-845-3056

Faculty Members

Mukund Seshadri, DDS, PhD
Department of Oral Oncology
Heidi Crow, DMD, MS
Interim Clinical Chief
Department of Dentistry and Maxillofacial Prosthetics
Dr. Michael Hess
Associate Professor
Department of Dentistry and Maxillofacial Prosthetics
Sunita Manuballa, DDS
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Dentistry and Maxillofacial Prosthetics
Pamela Hershberger, PhD
Associate Professor of Oncology
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics