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Phillip Marucha D.M.D, Ph.D.

    • Professor of Periodontics School of Dentistry
    • Dean, School of Dentistry
    • Dean's Office School of Dentistry

Dentist and immunologist Phillip T. Marucha, D.M.D., Ph.D., serves as dean of the OHSU School of Dentistry. In addition to his work as a clinician and leader, Dr. Marucha is an active researcher. He has been principal investigator on more than a dozen grants and has been an investigator or mentor on numerous other projects. His research focuses on improving minority health as well as understanding basic mechanisms of human disease susceptibility.

Dr. Marucha joined OHSU in 2013 and previously served as associate dean for research and director of graduate studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.

Dr. Marucha received his dental medicine degree from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and remained there for a certificate in periodontology and a doctoral degree in immunology. In 2007 he became an American Dental Education Association Leadership Institute Fellow.

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  • D.M.D., University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine 1978
  • Ph.D., University of Connecticut 1990

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