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Recruiting the Best
Dr. Amr M. Moursi Appointed Chairman of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Amr M. Moursi, a pediatric dentist and oral biologist, has been appointed Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Moursi received a DDS degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and a PhD in oral biology from the University of California at San Francisco.

Formerly an Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at Ohio State University College of Dentistry and Director of the postdoctoral residency program in pediatric dentistry at Columbus Children’s Hospital, Dr. Moursi was also a member of the medical staff in pediatric dentistry at Columbus Children’s Hospital and a senior research fellow at the Eastman Dental Institute at the University of London.

Dr. Moursi’s research focuses on tissue engineering in cranial sutures. He is a recipient of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Leadership Institute Award and the author or coauthor of over 50 published articles and abstracts. Dr. Moursi brings with him two major NIH grants: “Fibronectin antagonists in craniosynostosis,” which studies the effect of fibronectin antagonists on cranial suture development in normal and craniosynostotic rabbits, and “Cytokine therapy in craniosynostotic rabbits,” which utilizes the results of calvarial organ culture studies to assess the effect of cytokine therapy in craniosynostotic rabbits, as well as an industry-sponsored grant for the study of collagen gel as a vehicle for protein and gene delivery.