Dr. Hitesh Kapadia
Dr. Hitesh Kapadia, assistant professor in biomedical sciences, has been accepted to the Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at New York University Medical Center. His training in craniofacial orthodontics will begin June 9 and conclude July 1, 2009.
Kapadia, a dentist and scientist who also holds a certificate in orthodontics, will receive advanced training at NYU in the treatment of patients with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial anomalies. Specifically, he will gain experience in the areas of presurgical orthopedics for infants born with cleft lip and palate, orthodontic management of patients with cleft or craniofacial anomalies and all phases of treatment planning including 3-D computer-based surgical planning. Kapadia also will have the opportunity to design and execute a clinical research project during his fellowship year.
“I have known few professionals who are as gifted and determined as Hitesh is,” says Dr. Rena D’Souza, professor and chair of biomedical sciences. “He is a highly valued member of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and has extraordinary potential to make a major and unique contribution to orthodontics teaching as well as oral health research.”