Reddy Named Oral Surgery Chief
Likith V. Reddy, M.D.,
DDS, is the new chairman of the Department of Oral and
Maxillofacial Surgery at the LSU School of
Dentistry (LSUSD). He will also serve as head of
the Department of Dentistry at University
Hospital/MCLNO. He is the first department
chairman to be recruited by the dental school
since 2005 when Hurricane Katrina forced the
school to relocate to Baton Rouge for two years
and is the second chairman in the department’s
Dr. Reddy succeeds Dr.
John Kent, who founded the department in 1973
and had served as chairman since then
Dr. Reddy was recruited
from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center
where he headed the residency program in Oral
and Maxillofacial Surgery and was assistant
clinical professor in the Department of Surgery.
He also served on the board of the Cleft and
Craniofacial Anomalies Board at the Cincinnati
Children’s Medical Center.
He received his DDS in
1995 from Case Western Reserve University in
Cleveland. This was followed by a general
practice residency in hospital dentistry at the
Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood,
Illinois. For the next seven years he was
affiliated with the University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Memorial
Hospital in Dallas where he completed an
internship in oral and maxillofacial surgery,
received his M.D., completed an internship in
general surgery and was awarded the residency
certificate in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
In 2005, he became a diplomate of the American
Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Reddy’s research
interests are maxillofacial injuries and adult
sleep apnea. Since 2003, he has authored 15
journal articles and textbook chapters. Since
2003, he has given 71 scientific presentations.