Change in OMFS (Oral Maxillofacial Surgery) affiliation and new Residency Director

On July 7th, 2020 AHS started a new affiliation with UCSF OMFS program under the leadership of Dr. Brian Bast, Chair of OMFS at UCSF.

Under this affiliation and in collaboration with AHS, UCSF has been able to recruit four full time faculty physicians who graduated from the best fellowship programs in the nation to serve our AHS patients. They will be starting at various times during the next year. Dr. Afzali has already started as the interim program director for residency program.

This partnership with UCSF, which is the result of long discussions and preparations, will aim at furthering the mission of AHS in providing the highest quality and safest care to our community and in eliminating health care disparity. Both AHS and UCSF are excited to embark with this excellent team of academic surgeons aiming on building a state of the art center of excellence in clinical care, education, scientific research and training the next generation of leaders in the specialty of OMFS.

Below are the names of the UCSF faculty who will provide full time care at AHS.

Payam Afzali DDS, MD
Chief, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Interim OMFS Residency Program Director
UCLA Dental School, Medical School
Fellowships Craniofacial, Oncology, Reconstruction

Akshay Govind DMD, MD (start Oct 1, 2020)
OMFS Residency Program Director
Harvard Dental School, UCSF Medical School
Fellowship Advanced Craniofacial and Trauma Surgery

Phillip Harrison DDS, MD (start August 3, 2020)
UCLA Dental School, UCSF Medical School
Fellowship Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Surgery

Ricardo Lugo DDS, MD (start August 1, 2021)
University of Michigan Dental School of Dentistry, UCSF Medical School
Fellowship Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Surgery

Ghassan Jamaleddine, MD., Chief Medical Director