Panos N. Papapanou is Professor of Dental Medicine, Director of the Division of Periodontics, and Chair of the Section of Oral, Diagnostic and Rehabilitation Sciences, at Columbia University, New York, USA.
He has earned DDS degrees from the University of Athens, Greece, and Columbia University, a PhD from Göteborg University, Sweden, and has received post-doctoral training in Oral Microbiology at the Forsyth Institute, Boston, USA.
His research encompasses studies of the epidemiology of periodontal disease, the assessment of microbial and host-derived risk factors, the pathobiology of periodontitis and its role as a general health stressor. He has published >200 original manuscripts, and currently has a Google Scholar h-index of 82 with >32,000 citations.
He is the recipient of several international awards, including the Distinguished Scientist Award Periodontal Research from the IADR. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology.