Faculty Profile

Steven Roser, DMD, MD

Steven M. Roser, DMD, MD

DeLos Hill Chair and Professor of Surgery

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

George Guttmann Professor Emeritus of Clinical Craniofacial Surgery, Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery and College of Physicians and Surgeons

Telephone

404.778.5883

Email

sroser@emory.edu

Certification

American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member

2004

Biography

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.

Dr. Roser specializes in palate and maxillofacial surgery. In 2009, he was the first oral surgeon in Atlanta to use virtual surgery planning for free flap reconstruction following ablative surgery for oral cavity cancer.

Dr. Roser has an extensive history of international service that includes being a team leader for the Missions Abroad Program of Healing the Children-Northeast every year since 1992. In this role, he takes surgical teams to countries in Central and South America to provide such services as cleft lip and cleft palate repair. In 2017, he began participating in the Emory Haiti Alliance's summer surgical trips to Haiti's central plateau, the poorest and most medically underserved region in the country — Dr. Roser's first trip to Haiti was in 2010 in the first wave of medical responders following that year's devastating earthquake.

He has received numerous awards recognizing his efforts as an international surgeon, including the Distinguished Service Award of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in 2019, the Humanitarian Award of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in 2011, a Presidential Citation for Humanitarian Efforts in Ecuador in 2005, and the American Dental Association's Oversees Volunteer Award in 2003.

Publications

View Dr. Roser's publications in PubMed.

Affiliations

  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Atlanta VA Medical Center

  • Grady Memorial Hospital

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

  • The Emory Clinic

Education

  • 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

  • Distinguished Service Award, International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 2019

  • 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

American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons

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

American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies Association

AO North America, Faculty

Georgia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Georgia Dental Association

Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma and Anesthesia Care

Harvard Odontological Society

International Association for Dental Research

International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

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

  • Bony reconstruction of the maxillofacial region

  • Outcomes of temporomandibular joint surgery