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Robert Bruce (R. Bruce) Donoff, MD, DMD

  • Phone: 617-726-2740
Departments
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Clinical Interests
Maxillofacial tumors
Neurologic injuries
Oral and maxillofacial surgery
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Harvard Medical School
DMD, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Gender
Male
Patient Age Group
Adult
Accepting New Patients
Yes

Biography

Dr. R. Bruce Donoff was born in New York City. He attended Brooklyn College as an undergraduate, received his DMD from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1967 and his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1973. Dr. Donoff's professional career has centered on Harvard's Faculty of Medicine and the Mass General's Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He began as an intern in 1967 and has served in the department since that time, becoming chair and chief of service in 1983.  In 1991, Dr. Donoff was named dean of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, a post that he continues to hold.

In addition to these responsibilities, Dr. Donoff has made major contributions in research to the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Dr. Donoff served 12 years on the board of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation and is currently president of the Friends of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. He is editor of the MGH Manual of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Massachusetts Dental Society Journal.

Dr. Donoff has received numerous honors during his academic career, including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Research Recognition Award, William J. Gies Foundation Award for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Distinguished Alumni and Faculty Awards from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He has published more than 90 papers, authored textbooks, and lectured worldwide.

Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Susarla SM, Kaban LB, Donoff RB, Dodson TB. Does early repair of lingual nerve injuries improve functional sensory recovery? J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2007 Jun;65(6):1070-6.

Dodson TB, Susarla SM, Chuang SK, Donoff RB. Third molars and TMD.J Am Dent Assoc. 2007 May;138(5):576, 578; author reply 578, 580.

Susarla SM, Kaban LB, Donoff RB, Dodson TB. Functional sensory recovery after trigeminal nerve repair. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2007 Jan;65(1):60-5.

Dodson TB, Guralnick WC, Donoff RB, Kaban LB. Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School MD oral and maxillofacial surgery program: a 30-year review. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2004 Jan;62(1):62-5.

Wrzosek M, Warner G, Donoff RB, Howell TH, Karimbux N. A survey of information technology management at US dental schools. J Dent Educ. 2003 Oct;67(10):1095-106.

Lam NP, Donoff RB, Kaban LB, Dodson TB. Patient satisfaction after trigeminal nerve repair. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2003 May;95(5):538-43.

Blaeser BF, August MA, Donoff RB, Kaban LB, Dodson TB. Panoramic radiographic risk factors for inferior alveolar nerve injury after third molar extraction. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2003 Apr;61(4):417-21.

Dr. Bruce Donoff honored with 'Tree of Peace' Award

HSDM Dean among five honored by American Friends of Hebrew University

Dr. Bruce Donoff presented with award by Combined Jewish Philanthropies

Dr. Bruce Donoff was honored for exceptional service at the Combined Jewish Philanthropies Health Professions Annual Breakfast.

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Boston, MA 02114-3117

Phone: 617-726-2740
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