Dr. Nikolaos Nikitakis University of Athens, Greece

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Nikolaos G. Nikitakis received his DDS and MD from the University of Athens, Greece and his Certificate and PhD in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Maxillofacial Pathology and a Fellow of the American Academy... read moreof Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (AAOMP) and the American Academy of Oral Medicine (AAOM).

He has served as an Assistant Professor and Director of the PhD and Residency Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology in University of Maryland. Currently, he is Associate Professor in the Department of Oral Medicine and Pathology, Dental School, University of Athens.

He is actively involved in teaching Oral Pathology and Medicine at the undergraduate and postgraduate level in the University of Athens. His clinical interests include the clinical and histopathologic diagnosis and management of oral and maxillofacial diseases. His research interests primarily focus on oral, head and neck oncology / cancer research.

He has presented numerous scientific papers and invited lectures in national and international meetings, for which he has received several honors and awards, including the Waldron Award (AAOMP) and the Hamilton B.G. Robinson Prize (OOOO). He has over 180 scientific publications with more than 2,000 citations (h index: 27). He also serves as an Editorial Board member of OOOO (Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Section) and Oral Diseases, and as a reviewer of various scientific journals.

He is currently Secretary General of the European Association of Oral Medicine (EAOM) and President of the Hellenic Society of Oral Medicine and Pathology (HSOMP).