F. James Kratochvil III, DDS

James KratochvilDr. F. James Kratochvil (Jim) is an associate professor at Oregon Health & Science University, School of Dentistry, where he is Chairman of the Department of Pathology and Radiology.  He is also on the faculty of the School of Medicine in the Department of Pathology.  He is the director of the OHSU Oral Pathology Biopsy Service.

Jim graduated from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1976.  Following a general practice residency at the Naval Medical Center at San Diego, he served three years as a general dentist, first on an aircraft carrier and then at a dental clinic at Yokosuka, Japan.  He completed an oral pathology residency at Emory University and an additional year of anatomic pathology training at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland.  He has twice been assigned as a staff pathologist at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC, and three times at the Naval Dental School, Bethesda, Maryland where he was Chair of the Oral Pathology Department and director of the oral pathology residency program.  He retired from the Navy in 1995.

He is President of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and serves on the Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology Review Committee for the American Dental Association’s Commission of Dental Accreditation.