Panos N. Papapanou DDS, PhD
Panos N. Papapanou, DDS, PhD is Professor of Dental Medicine, Director of the Division of Periodontics, and Chairman of the Section of Oral, Diagnostic and Rehabilitation Sciences at the College of Dental Medicine at Columbia University. He has earned DDS degrees from the University of Athens and Columbia University, a PhD from Göteborg University in Sweden, and has received post-doctoral training in Oral Microbiology at the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, MA. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, foundations and industry, and encompasses studies of the epidemiology of periodontal disease, the assessment of microbial and host-derived risk factors, the pathobiology of periodontitis, and its role as a general health stressor. He is the recipient of several international awards, including the Jens Waerhaug Prize from the Scandinavian Society of Periodontology (1988), the William Gies Award for Clinical Research from the International Association for Dental Research (2015), the Yngve Ericsson Prize in Prophylactic Dentistry Research jointly awarded by Swedish Patent Revenue Fund for Prophylactic Odontology and the European Organization for Caries Research (2016), the Distinguished Scientist Award for Basic Research in Periodontal Disease from the International Association for Dental Research (2017), and the International Research Prize from the Swedish Dental Association (2021). He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, Past President and Past Councilor of the Periodontal Research Group of the IADR, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology. He has published over 190 original manuscripts and currently has a Google Scholar h-index of 77 with >24,500 bibliographic citations.