The college is proud to announce the appointment of Martin B. Steed, D.D.S., as chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and associate dean for Hospital Affairs (within the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine).

He joined our faculty on December 9, 2013.

“I have been impressed at every level with the quality of the students, residents, faculty, and staff whom I’ve gotten a chance to meet within the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine. This has made me beyond excited to play a significant part in advancing the goals of our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department to be a regional and national center of excellence in teaching, research, and patient care,” said Dr. Steed.

Dr. Steed graduated from the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 1997 and then completed an oral medicine residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1997 to 1999. He completed his training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 2004 and was appointed to the full-time faculty at Emory as an asssistant professor that same year.

Steed was previously associate professor and the residency program director within the Department of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine as well as chief of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service at Emory Midtown Hospital. His clinical and research interests include microsurgical repair of peripheral trigeminal nerve injuries, virtual surgical planning/ simulation, orthognathic and maxillofacial trauma surgery outcome measurements, and surgical curriculum development and assessment.

When not at the dental school or hospital, Dr. Steed enjoys golfing, fishing, playing ice hockey, and spending time with his wife Michelle and their two rescue puppies.