Residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology at North Shore-LIJ Health System

About us

The oral pathology residency program at North Shore-LIJ Health System is a three-year hospital-based training program designed to guide oral pathology students in a similar way to that of the medical pathology residents.

The Department of Dental Medicine has more than 50-years experience providing post-graduate dental training with more than 130 full-time and part-time voluntary faculty serving as an educational resource to our trainees.

The program helps trainees to understand and correlate the gross and microscopic characteristics of biopsy specimens; write gross and microscopic descriptions; establish and maintain an oral pathology biopsy service; and learn the effects of diseases on the oral tissues.

As a regional referral center, the Department of Dentistry serves all the dental needs of the community, including infants with cleft palates and geriatric patients with memory disorders. Trainees have the opportunity to interact with our extremely diverse patient population to provide advanced diagnostic care and preventive services. 

Application process

Applicants interested in the oral pathology training program at North Shore-LIJ Health System should send their application material to the Department of Dental Medicine, which allow applications starting July 1.

No applications are reviewed after Jan. 1.

Essential application information includes:

  • Common application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Dental school transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Dean’s letter
  • Two(2) letters of recommendation

Helpful links

Our residents

  • Dave Chandra - University of Pittsburg
  • Kathleen Schultz - U Conn
  • Joseph Kubiak, III - Tufts


John Edward Fantasia, DDS

  • Chief of Division of Dental Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
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