6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Dinner/Sponsor Tabletop Displays; 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Presentation
The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029
The Academy Section on Dentistry and Oral Health
Free, advance registration required
The section on Dentistry and Oral Health of The New York Academy of Medicine welcomes all Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) residents from the greater New York area to attend this special event.
We are fortunate to have Ramon L. Ruiz, DMD, MD, Director of the Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery service at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, as our guest lecturer. Dr. Ruiz will discuss the reconstruction of cleft lip and palate deformities and contemporary pediatric craniofacial surgery, including the current status of craniofacial training within OMS and what the future holds.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Roman L. Ruiz is a member of the Department of Children's Surgery at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando, Florida where he serves as director of the Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery Service and the Craniofacial Disorders Team. He is past chair of the Department of Children's Surgery and maintains an appointment as associate professor of surgery at the University of Central Florida, College of Medicine. Dr. Ruiz received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University, dental degree from the University of Alabama, and medical degree from the University of North Carolina. He trained in oral and maxiofacial surgery at the University of North Carolina and is a fellowship trained in craniomaxillofacial surgery under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Posnick.
Dr. Ruiz is past president of the Florida Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, past president of the Florida Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association, and president-elect of the American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons. He serves on a number of local and national committees related to craniofacial surgery and cleft care. In addition, he is a member of the Examination Committee of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Ruiz serves as director of a fellowship training program in Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery educating young surgeons from North America and abroad. The Arnold Palmer Medical Center Fellowship Program has successfully trained ten subspecialty fellows within Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Ruiz’s clinical practice is focused on cleft lip and palate repair, surgery for craniosynostosis and complex craniofacial deformities, orthognathic surgery, and treatment of facial injuries in children. Dr. Ruiz has published extensively on these subjects and is a frequently invited lecturer at scientific congresses nationally and internationally.