Rui Amaral Mendes
Professor of Oral Medicine, Oral Oncology and Oral Surgey
University of Michigan, USA
Prof. Rui Amaral Mendes attained his DMD degree from the University of Porto. He proceeded with his studies at the VU Universiteit Amsterdam where he defended his doctoral thesis under the supervision of his mentor, Prof. Isaac van der Waal. Professor of Oral Medicine, Oral Oncology and Oral Surgery of the Catholic University of Portugal and Clinical Director of the University’s Clinic, in 2012 was appointed Head of the DMD Program of the Catholic University of Portugal and Visiting Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Michigan. Is currently the Director of the Post-Graduation Program on Oro-Maxillo-Facial Pathology of the Catholic University of Portugal. He worked as Assistant reviewer in the V World Workshop on Oral Medicine – “Genetics/epigenetics of oral mucosal premalignancy” and is also member of the Research Interest Group "Head & Neck Oncology” of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. In June 2013 was designated Section Head of the Bone Complications Section of the Oral Care Study Group, Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer/International Society of Oral Oncology (MASCC/ISOO). He is member of the Editorial Board of “Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology” and “Journal of Carcinogenesis & Mutagenesis” and Associate Editor of the “British Medical Journal – Case Reports”.
- Tumors of the jaws
- Pre-maligant lesions of the oral mucosa and maxillofacial region
- Oncogenetic processes of the head and neck