Faculty Profile

Steven Roser, DMD, MD

Steven M. Roser, DMD, MD

DeLos Hill Professor of Oral Surgery and Chief, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

George Guttmann Professor Emeritus of Clinical Craniofacial Surgery (in Surgery and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery), Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery and College of Physicians and Surgeons






American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



Before coming to Emory in 2004, Dr. Roser was the director of graduate medical education at New York-Presbyterian Hospital as well as director of the division of oral and maxillofacial surgery and associate dean for hospital affairs at the School of Dental and Oral Surgery of Columbia University.

In 2009, Dr. Roser was the first oral surgeon in Atlanta to use virtual surgery planning for free flap reconstruction following ablative surgery for oral cavity cancer. In September 2011, he received the AAOMS Humanitarian Award during the opening ceremony of the 93rd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. The award is presented in recognition of fellows and members of the association who have committed significant time and effort to improving the quality of life for the public.

In addition to his clinical, academic, and research activities, Dr. Roser is a dedicated volunteer who has made many trips to Central and South America as a team leader for Healing the Children to provide such services as cleft lip and cleft palate repair. His most recent trip was to Santa Cruz, Bolivia, in January 2017. In the wake of the January 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti, Dr. Roser was among the first wave of OMS responders to the country.


View Dr. Roser's publications in PubMed.


  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Atlanta VA Medical Center

  • Grady Memorial Hospital

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

  • The Emory Clinic


  • DMD, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Class of 1968

  • MD, Harvard Medical School, Class of 1972

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1968-1971

  • Clinical Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 1969-1971

  • Assistant Residency, General Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1972-1973

Honors and Awards

  • Donald B. Obson Award for an Outstanding Educator, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 2017

  • Humanitarian Award, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 2011

  • Humanitarian Award for Relief Efforts in Haiti, Fraternal Order of Police, Surgeon's Lodge #3, 2010

  • Maislin Award for Achievements in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, New York College of Dentistry, May 2010
  • Steven M. Roser Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Society formed at Columbia University College of Dentistry, 2006

  • 2006 William J. Gies Foundation Award, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

  • Awarded citation by President Lucio Gutierrez Borbua for humanitarian efforts in Ecuador, 2005

  • Oversees Volunteer Award, American Dental Association, 2003

  • Named the George Guttmann Professor of Clinical Craniofacial Surgery, 1998

  • Henry Sage Dunning Award Columbia School of Dental and Oral Surgery for Teaching, 1997

  • Harriga Award for Contributions in the Field of Education and Training, sponsored by William F. Harrigan/Bellevue Hospital Alumni Association, New York, NY, 1991

  • Committeeman of the Year, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 1991, 1992

  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 1990

Current Organizational Memberships

American College of Surgeons: Fellow

Academy of Dentistry International: Fellow

American Dental Association: Consultant, Commission on Dental Accreditation; Appeal Board

American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons: Founding Fellow; Board of Directors

American Association for Dental Research, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Research Group

American Dental Educators Association

American Medical Association

American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons: Fellow; Task Force on ACS

American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies Association

AO North America, Faculty

Georgia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons: Immediate Past President; State Chair for OMSPAC

Georgia Dental Association

Harvard Odontological Society

International Association for Dental Research

International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons: Executive Committee; Chair, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Committee

New York Academy of Dentistry

Northern District Dental Society

Clinical Interests

  • Cleft lip/palate surgery

  • Oral/maxillofacial surgery

  • Sleep apnea surgery

  • Temporomandibular joint surgery

  • Reconstructive maxillofacial surgery

  • Maxillofacial trauma

  • Orthognatic surgery

Research Interests

  • Mandibular fracture repair

  • Outcomes of temporomandibular joint surgery