Dr. Herbert H. Frommer, Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, retired in August 2008, after nearly 40 years as a professor and director of radiology at NYUCD, and was conferred the title of Professor Emeritus of Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine, in recognition of his scholarly contributions and service to the University and its College of Dentistry.
"Dr. Frommer probably trained more dentists in radiology than anyone else in the country," said Dr. Joan Phelan, Professor and Chair of Pathology, Radiology & Medicine. "His legendary impact as an educator is equaled only by his wisdom and compassion as a human being," she added.
A recipient of NYU's prestigious Distinguished Teaching Award, NYU's highest honor for teaching, Dr. Frommer is an author of the classic text Radiology for the Dental Professional, now in its eighth edition. An exemplary citizen of the University, he served for many years as NYUCD's representative to the University Senate.
"Dental students must have excellent role models in order to develop properly and fulfill their potential both personally and professionally," said Dean Bertolami. "Herb Frommer is one such role model. Herb has always been committed to personal and professional excellence and has been satisfied with nothing less from his students and colleagues. We wish him the best of health and happiness in his retirement."