DDS, MS, PhD
Active Professor Emeritus of Surgery and Dentistry,
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery,
Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Stephen E. Feinberg, DDS, MS, PhD, is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and Professor in the Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine and Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Hospital Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan. He has been past Chairman and Associate Chair of Research of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Michigan, past Chairman of Section on “Research and Emerging Technologies”, Editorial Board: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Chairman, Research Committee, International Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Research Planning and Technology Assessment, American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. In addition, Dr. Feinberg has served on the Biotechnology Advisory Board, AO Foundation, Davos, Switzerland and on the Scientific Advisory Board of the REGEA Institute Regenerative Medicine, Tampere, Finland.
Dr. Feinberg is the recipient of the 1976 Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Research Fellowship and the 2004 recipient of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation Research Recognition Award. He is internationally recognized for his contributions to temporomandibular joint surgery and reconstruction and to the use of tissue engineering/regenerative medicine approach to soft and hard tissue reconstruction of the craniomaxillofacial region resulting in over 150 publications and book chapters in these areas.
Dr. Feinberg is a founding member and chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of a University of Michigan “spin off” biotechnology company, Tissue Regeneration Systems and a past consultant to the United States military on tissue engineering/regenerative medicine applications to facial reconstruction. Dr. Feinberg was the prime organizer and coordinator for the symposium held last January 2012 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on “Building a Face Using a Tissue Engineering/Regenerative Medicine Approach”.
Dr. Feinberg is one of the few surgeon-scientists in oral and maxillofacial surgery who have a PhD in addition to their surgical training. He has been a PI or co-Investigator on several previous University, Foundation, NIH and DoD funded grants over the last 20 years in the area of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. This background permits Dr. Feinberg to understand basic experimental design which allows him to interact with his basic research colleagues on a more productive and interactive level. Lastly, he has successfully submitted and had approved an investigator-initiated IND to CBER/FDA involving a tissue engineered human oral mucosa and was/is the PI on a successful Phase I and Phase II clinical trials, respectively. This experience has given him insight and understanding of what it takes to bring a tissue engineered device/product to the market/clinic to treat patients.