Faculty Profile

Shelly Abramowicz, DMD, MPH

Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Associate Chief, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

(Joint Appointment) Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine

Telephone: 404.778.4500

Email: sabram5@emory.edu

Certification: American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2013

Biography

Dr. Abramowicz obtained her dental degree and her MPH in 2002 from the University of Pittsburgh, and completed her oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the University of Florida in 2008. After completing her training, she joined Boston Children's Hospital as a full time attending surgeon and became a faculty member of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

In 2009, Dr. Abramowicz received a three-year Faculty Educator Development Award from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation. The award funded her investigation of temporomandibular joints in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. In 2016, she received another research support grant from the American Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation. She was also a first place poster winner at the 98th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and awarded the first Elaine A. Stuebner Scholarship by the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

At Emory, Dr. Abramowicz provides care to children with oral and maxillofacial surgery concerns. Her clinical and research specialties include pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgery, TMJ dysfunction in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, orthognathic surgery, maxillofacial trauma, benign maxillofacial pathology, and impacted teeth.

Affiliations

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston/Scottish Rite

  • The Emory Clinic

  • Grady Memorial Hospital

Education

  • DMD, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, 2002

  • MPH, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, 2002

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency, University of Florida, 2002-2008

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American Dental Association

  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

  • Georgia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

  • American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons

Honors and Awards

  • Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2002

  • Quintessence Award for Achievement in Research, University of Pittsburgh, 2002

  • Outstanding Achievement in Public Health Dentistry, University of Pittsburgh, 2002

  • Physician Customer Service Key Award, Shands Hospital, University of Florida, 2005

  • Faculty Educator Development Award, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons & the American Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation, 2009

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation Research Grant, 2016

  • First Place Poster Award, 98th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 2016

  • First Recipient, Elaine A. Stuebner Scholarship, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 2016

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgery

  • TMJ dysfunction in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

  • Orthognathic surgery

  • Maxillofacial trauma

  • Benign maxillofacial pathology

  • Impacted teeth