Dr. Sterling Schow, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Sterling Schow, professor
“My favorite memory is graduation every year, when we send well-trained oral and maxillofacial surgeons on their way for a productive and well-earned future.”
If you ask Dr. Sterling Schow why he’s stayed at the college since starting as an associate professor and residency program director in the late summer of 1986, he has a clear-cut response: “Because I love what I do.”
With that mindset, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Schow, a retired colonel in the U.S. Army Dental Corps, lists the need to ‘continue learning’ as one of his top job responsibilities. In his current role as an oral and maxillofacial surgery professor, Schow spends his days teaching residents and providing and supervising surgical patient care.
Through the years, Schow has noticed a fair share of change at Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry, specifically with regard to faculty and leadership.
“Older faculty members have moved on and have been replaced by younger but equally capable teachers,” Schow says. “The leadership in the dean’s office was Dr. Bradley in 1986. There has been lots of change in the years between Dr. Bradley and now Dr. Wolinsky.”
Schow’s favorite TAMHSC-BCD memories are not isolated to a single event, but rather an age-old academic tradition.
“My favorite memory is graduation every year, when we send well-trained oral and maxillofacial surgeons on their way for a productive and well-earned future,” he says.
“Hunting and fishing, traveling, reading, and athletic events.”
"They’re the best — loving, supportive and talented. We finally have a grandson, too far away in Montana.”