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Joan A Phelan, D.D.S.
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine
Room 841S Dental Center, 421 First Avenue
Fax: 212-995-4087



1977 D.D.S., School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook
1981 Catholic Medical Center, Jamaica, NY


Research Interests / Professional Overview:

Dr. Phelan received her D.D.S. degree from the School of Dental Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1977. She completed a residency in oral pathology and training in general pathology at Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Her research is in the area of oral manifestations of HIV infection. She is co-author of the textbook, Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist - 4th Edition, 2004, W.B. Saunders] and has authored or co-authored numerous publications in the area of oral pathology and oral manifestations of HIV infection. Her research is in the area of oral manifestations of HIV infection.


Current Funding:

NIH/NIDCR: WIHS (Women's Interagency HIV Study) Oral Substudy, Bronx/ New York Consortium


Representative Publications:

Phelan JA, Tompkins D, Jimenez V. Tubercolosis, in Dental Clinics of North America, ed. Glick M. WB Saunders. Philadelphia. April 1996

Begg MD, Lamster IB, Panageas KS, Mitchell-Lewis D, Phelan JA, Grbic JT. A prospective study of oral lesions and their predictive value for progression of HIV disease. Oral Diseases 1997;3-176-83.

Livingston W, Stevens AW, Phelan JA, Gregory N, Grossman ME. Major aphthous-like ulcers in two patients infected with human immunodefiency virus. Cutis 1997;59:281-3.

Phelan JA. Dental lesions: diagnosis and treatment. Oral Diseases 1997;3 (Suppl 1) S235-37.

Phelan JA. Oral Manifestations of Human Immunodeficiency Infection. Medical Clinics of North America. 1997;81:511-531.

Phelan JA, Begg MD, Lamster IB, Gorman J, Mitchell-Lewis D, Bucklan R, El-Sadr WM. Oral candidiasis in HIV infection: predictive value and comparison of findins in injecting drug users and homosexual men. J. Oral Path and Med. 1997;26:237-43.

Younai FS, Phelan JA. Oral mucositis with features of psoriasis. Report of a case and review of the literature. Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Radiol. Endo 1997;84:61-67.

Phelan JA, Kerpel SM, Freedman PD. Oral mucosal herpes simplex ulceration in an HIV-seropositive man. The AIDS Reader 1999;9:35-36.

Greenspan D, Komaroff E, Redford M, Phelan JA, Navazesh M, Alves MEAF, Kamrath H, Mulligan R, Barr CE, Greenspan JS. Oral mucosal lesions and HIV viral in the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) JAIDS 2000;25:44-50.

Ibsen OAC and Phelan JA. Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist. WB Saunders. Third Edition, Philadelphia. 2000.

Mulligan R, Navazesh M, Komaroff E, Greenspan D, Redford M, Alves M, Phelan JA. Salivary gland disease in human immunodeficiency virus-positive women from the WIHS study. Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Path. Oral Rad. And Endo 2000;89:702-709.