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Elsbeth Kalenderian, DDS, MPH, Ph.D., professor in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at the Amsterdam University Medical Center, has been named dean of the Marquette University School of Dentistry, Provost Kimo Ah Yun announced on June 22. Kalenderian succeeds Dr. William K. Lobb, who announced his retirement in January.
“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Kalenderian to the Marquette community,” Provost Ah Yun said. “Her strong leadership experience, passion for leading-edge dental education and research, and commitment to advancing oral health care, particularly among underserved communities, makes her the ideal leader for Wisconsin’s only dental school. I am looking forward to working with her to further elevate the Marquette University School of Dentistry as a premier provider of dental education, research and clinical service.”
“It is an absolute joy and honor to be appointed as the next dean for the Marquette University School of Dentistry — it will be a privilege to continue building together on MUSOD’s long history of excellence,” Kalenderian said. “It is my hope that the prospect of working together with the outstanding faculty, staff, students, residents, and alumni to implement and advance the universities’ strategic priorities, as well as a concerted focus on how we may expand our clinical operations, innovative educational programs, research efforts, community and alumni engagement, and fund development efforts is as exciting and energizing to everyone as it is to me. I look forward to getting to know the Marquette community in August!”
Learn more about Dr. Kalenderian in Marquette Today.