Philadelphia – Dr. Eric Stoopler, Associate Professor of Oral Medicine and Director of the Postdoctoral Oral Medicine Program at Penn Dental Medicine, has been named President of the American Academy of Oral Medicine (AAOM) for 2018 – 2019. He and the other officers were installed at the recent AAOM Annual Meeting, held April 10-14 in San Antonio, Texas.
“I am sincerely grateful to serve as President of the AAOM this year,” says Dr. Stoopler. “To have the privilege to represent this organization, comprised of professionals who do such important, life-saving work, is truly what makes this honor so meaningful to me.”
Dr. Stoopler has been an active member of the AAOM Executive Committee since 2012, serving as Assistant Secretary (2012-2013), Secretary (2013-2015), Vice President (2015-2017), and President-Elect (2017-2018). He also serves on the Board of Trustees and has led several committees, serving as Chairman of the Membership Committee (2010-2013), Program Directors Committee (2013-2015), Corporate Sponsorship Committee (2016-2017), and the Honorary Awards and Fellowship Committee (2017-2018).
AAOM’s Executive Committee is responsible for the general decision-making regarding the Academy’s programs, while the Board of Trustees sets the strategic plan and provides oversight to ensure that the organization’s goals are met. Founded in 1945, the AAOM’s mission is to advance excellence in patient care, education, and research in the field of Oral Medicine and to increase professional and public awareness of the specialty. The AAOM offers credentialing, resources, and a professional community for oral medicine practitioners.