• August 4, 2016
UIC College of Dentistry Dr. Michael Markiewicz

Dr. Michael R. Markiewicz, recently a Fellow in Head and Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine, has joined the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry as an Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Teaching DMD students and OMFS residents is his primary responsibility.

“My goal is to add to the already well-established department of OMFS, led by Dr. Michael Miloro, by developing practices in two main areas,” Dr. Markiewicz explained.

One is pediatric cleft and craniofacial surgery, which includes managing children, adults, and adolescents with congenital and acquired craniofacial deformities such as cleft lip and palate and craniosynostosis. The other is head and neck oncologic and microvascular surgery, specializing in the management of patients with head and neck cancer and reconstruction following removal of their cancer.

Dr. Markiewicz holds a BS in psychology from the University at Buffalo, NY, and his DDS from the School of Dental Medicine there. His MPH is from the Harvard University School of Public Health in Boston, MA, and his MD is from the Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine in Portland, OR.

He also has been a Fellow in Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando, FL, and at the Center for Applied Clinical Investigation in the OMFS department at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Markiewicz is pleased to add UIC to this prestigious list.

“It’s a major university, in one of the world’s greatest cities, with so many resources,” he said. “For me, it’s a dream to be here.

“There is a long history of greatness when it comes to pediatric craniofacial surgery at UIC,” Dr. Markiewicz continued. “I am excited to work with the Departments of Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, and Prosthodontics, among others, and be part of the cleft team. We have everything here and at the Hospital to assemble a great team.”

He also holds a staff appointment at the University of Illinois Hospital.

Dr. Markiewicz also plans on working with the UIC Cancer Center with its Head and neck cancer specialists, and with “the incredible researchers at the College of Dentistry performing cutting-edge research on head and neck cancer, specifically oral cancer,” he said.

“By completing fellowships in pediatric craniofacial surgery and head and neck oncologic and microvascular reconstructive surgery, my hope would be to treat children and adults of the Chicago area with unique reconstructive needs,” he explained. “Being dentists, we can treat the cancer patient through all stages of treatment—removing their cancer, reconstructing their defect using microvascular surgery techniques, and restoring their occlusal function with dental implants, allowing them to chew and eat again.”             

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