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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 35-year history.

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.

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