Dr. Howard A. Israel
Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery


CURRICULUM VITAE

OFFICE:
Cornell University
Weill Cornell Medical College
Department of Surgery
525 East 68th Street,
Room F-2132
New York, NY 10065
(212) 746-5175
Fax:  (212) 746-8400

ACADEMIC & HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS:
Professor of Clinical Surgery
Department of Surgery
Cornell University, New York Presbyterian Hospital
Weill-Cornell Medical College
2002 – Present

Director, New York Institute of Clinical Oral Pathology Conference
Cornell University, New York Presbyterian Hospital
Weill-Cornell Medical College
2002 - Present
 
Adjunct Professor of Clinical Dentistry, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery
2001 - Present
 
Professor of Clinical Dentistry
Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
1998-2001
 
Director, The Center for Oral, Facial and Head Pain
New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University
1998-2001
 
Associate Director, Presbyterian Hospital Dental Service
Presbyterian Hospital in the City of New York
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
July, 1992-2001
 
  Chairman, Curriculum Committee
Columbia University School of Dental & Oral Surgery
1994-1997
 
Associate Professor, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Full Time Faculty
Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery
1991-1998
 
Attending Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Presbyterian Hospital in the City of New York
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
1983-present
 
Consultant, TMD Facial Pain Clinic
Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery
1986-present
 
Director, Tobacco Cessation Program
Columbia University School of Dental & Oral Surgery
1996-1998
 
Senator, Columbia University
Representing the School of Dental & Oral Surgery
1991-1994
 
Chief of Clinic
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Presbyterian Hospital in the City of New York
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center,
1989-1995                                                                                                              
 
Member, Budget Review Committee
Columbia University Senate
1992-1994
 
Member, Community Relations Committee
Columbia University Senate
1992-1994
 
Assistant Professor, Full Time Faculty
Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Columbia University School of
Dental and Oral Surgery, 1983-1991
 
Chairman, Committee on Admissions
Columbia University School of
Dental and Oral Surgery, 1985-1991
 
Chairman, Quality Assurance Committee
Presbyterian Hospital Dental Service,
1985-1992
 
Consultant, Head and Neck Tumor Board
Presbyterian Hospital in the City of New York
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center,
1981-2001
               
Member, Ad Hoc Curriculum Review Committee
Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery
1984-1986
 
Member, Medical Care Evaluation Committee
Presbyterian Hospital in the City of New York
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center 1985-1992

 
7/81-6/83:
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Private Practice,
Huntington, New York


POST GRADUATE TRAINING:
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency,
East Orange Veterans Administration Medical Center,
East Orange, New Jersey
7/78-6/81:
 
General Practice Residency
St. Luke's Hospital Center, New York, New York
7/77-6/78
 
EDUCATION:
Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery
New York, New York
D.D.S., May 1977
 
National Board Dental Examination
Part I:  95
Part II: 96
 
State University of New York at Albany,
B.S. Biology:  May 1973, Cum Laude,
Dean's List, Captain of Baseball Team
 
AWARDS, HONORS & PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
 
Certificate of Special Recognition, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Appreciation for Service Following Tragedy of September 11, 2001
Presented at the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Meeting, 2002
 
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Attending Appreciation Award
For Commitment to Resident Education & Clinical Instruction
New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill-Cornell Medical College
Presented by Residents, June 2005
 
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1985 to present
 
Member, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
1998 to present
 
Honorary Member, Alpha Omega
1997 to present
 
Member, International Study Group on Arthroscopy of the Temporomandibular Joint
1995 to present
 
Member, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
1983 to present
 
Member, New York State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
1988 to present
 
Member, International Association of Dental Research
1983 to present
 
Member, American Academy of Orofacial Pain
1996 to present
 
Member, Nassau County Dental Society of New York
1999 to present
 
Chairman, Hospital Affairs Committee
New York State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
1990 to 1997
                                 
Member, Commission for a Healthy New York,
Health Professionals Committee,
New York State Department of Health
1996-1998
 
Omicron Kappa Upsilon
1977 to present
 
Orofacial Growth and Development Award,
Columbia University, 1977
 
American Cancer Society Gerster Fellowship
For Research in Oral Cancer, 1976-1977
 
Member of William Jarvie Society for Dental Research
Columbia University, 1975-1977
Served as President, 1976-1977
 
Table Clinic Presentation:  Oral Lichen Planus,
Presented at 117th Annual Session of American
Dental Association, Las Vegas, Nevada and at the
Greater New York Dental Meeting, November, 1976

RESEARCH & TEACHING ACTIVITIES:

Director of Research, Advanced Education Program in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery,
Cornell University, Weill Medical College, Department of Surgery, 2001 – present.
 
NIH Grant:  Tissue Engineering of Temporomandibular Cartilage Using Dermal Fibroblasts.  PI: Steven Nicoll, PhD, Co PI:  Dr. Howard Israel.  2001 – present.
 
Private Corporate Funding (Hartz Mountain Corp, KLS Martin Inc.):  Reconstruction of the Temporomandibular Joint with Distraction Osteogenesis and Tissue Engineered Cartilage.  PI:  Dr. Howard Israel.  2003 – present.
 
NIH RO1 Grant:  Osteoarthritis of the Temporomandibular Joint.  A. Ratcliffe, Principal Investigator, H.A. Israel, Co-Principal Investigator.  Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental & Oral Surgery, ColumbiaUniversity.  Funded February, 1994, start date 5/5/94-5/4/97.
 
Reviewer, Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery,
1992-present
 
Reviewer, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics,
2003-present
 
Course Director, Tobacco Cessation
Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery
1995-1997
 
            Consultant for the study entitled:  The Effectiveness of Nicotine Containing Chewing Gum in Smoking Cessation.  Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Funded by Merrill Dow, Inc., 11/82-9/83.
 
Course Director, Pain and Anxiety Control
Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery
1983 - 1995
 
Course Director, Post Graduate Pharmacotherapeutics
Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery
1985 - 1988, 1995-1999
 
Associate Project Director Clinical Cancer Education Grant
Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery
Funded by the N.I.H., 1982-1989
 
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Instructor
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Hackensack, New Jersey
9/80-3/81


PUBLICATIONS:
Israel, H:  The Essential Role of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in the Diagnosis, Management, Causation and Prevention of Chronic Orofacial Pain:  Clinical Perspectives, in Fonseca RJ (ed), Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Second Edition, Elsevier Health Sciences, pp 132-155, 2009.

 
Israel H, Lustman K, Ryu OH, Hart T:  Mass spectrometric proteome analysis of pathologic and asymptomatic temporomandibular joint synovial fluids (Abstract).  J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 64(9, Sup 1):  55-56, 2006.

Israel H, Langevin CJ, Singer M:  The relationship between temporomandibular joint synovitis and adhesions:  pathogenic mechanisms and clinical implications for surgical management.  J Oral Maxillofacial Surg, 64:1066-1074, 2006.
 
Israel H:  The relationship between arthroscopic surgery of the temporomandibular joint and non-surgical therapies in the management of patients with temporomandibular joint pathology.  China J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 4(2):83-96, 2006.
 
Portnoff JE, Israel HA, Brause BD, Behrman DA:  Dental premedication protocols for patients with knee and hip prostheses:  a review of current recommendations.  New York State Dental Journal, April/May:20-25, 2006.
 
Kim D, Israel H, Friedman M, Kuhel W, Langevin CJ, Plansky T:  Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia manifesting as a submandibular mass.  J Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, 65(4):786-90, 2007.
 
Israel H, Drew S, Plansky T, Langevin CJ, Stewart L, Koslovsky D, Behrman D:  Reconstruction of the temporomandibular joint using distraction osteogenesis in the minipig animal model. (Abstract)  J Oral Maxillofacial Surg, 63(10):1563, 2005.
 
Chang H, Israel H:  Analysis of Inflammatory Mediators in TMJ Synovial Fluid Lavage Samples in Symptomatic Patients and Asymptomatic Controls.  J Oral Maxillofacial Surg, 63:761-765, 2005.

 
Israel H:  Discussion – are internal derangement and osteoarthrosis linked to changes in clinical outcome measures of arthrocentesis of the temporomandibular joint?  J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 61:1167-1170, 2003.

Israel H, Nicoll SB, Mauck RL:  Tissue engineering of temporomandibular joint cartilage – phase I: induction of chondrogenesis in human dermal fibroblasts and biomechanical properties of temporomandibular joint cartilage.  J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 61(8)[Sup 1]:48, 2003.

Israel H, Ward D, Horrell B, Scrivani S:  Oral and maxillofacial surgery in patients with chronic oral, facial and head pain.  J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 61:662-667, 2003.

 
Israel H, Scrivani S: The interdisciplinary approach to oral, facial and head pain.  Issues in Interdisclinary Care 3(2):107-114, 2001.

 
Israel H:  Clinical controversies in oral and maxillofacial surgery.  Part II:  A negative view of managed care.  J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 59(5):549-553, 2001.
 
Israel H, Scrivani S: The interdisciplinary approach to oral, facial and head pain.  J Am Dent Assoc, 131(7):919-926, 2000.
 
Israel H, Diamond B, Saed-Nejad F, Ratcliffe A: The relationship between prafunctional masticatory activity and arthroscopically diagnosed temporomandibular joint pathology.  J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 57(9):1034-1039, 1999.
 
Israel H: The use of arthroscopic surgery for treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders.  J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 57(5):579-582, 1999.
 
Swanson ED, Sobieraj CL, Ackerman J, Israel HA: Reconstruction of the severely atrophic maxilla in a young adult with periodontosis.  NY State Dent J, 65(4):19-23, 1999.
 
Israel H, Diamond B, Saed-Nejad F, Ratcliffe A: Osteoarthritis and synovitis as major pathoses of the tempromandibular joint: comparison of clinical diagnosis and arthroscopic morphology.  J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 56:1023-1028, 1998.
 
Israel H: The Nazi origins of Eduard Pernkopf’s Topographische Anatomie des Menschen: The biomedical ethical issues, in Hauptman R, Hubbs-Motin S (eds) The Holocaust: Memories, Research, Reference,, The Haworth Press, Inc, New York,.  The Reference Librarian, 61/62:131-146, 1998.
 
Ratcliffe A, Israel H, Saed-Nejad F, Diamond B: Proteoglycans in the synovial fluid of the temporomandibular joint as an indicator of changes in cartilage metabolism during primary and secondary osteoarthritis.  J Oral Maxillofac. Surgery, 56(2):204-208, 1998.
 
Israel H: Temporomandibular disorders: what the neurologist needs to know.  Seminars in Neurology 17(4):351-362, 1997.
 
Israel H, Ramamurthy N, Greenwald R, Golub L: The potential role of Doxycycline in the treatment of TMJ osteoarthritis.  J Oral Maxillofac Surgery, 55(8)[Sup3]:112, 1997.                                         
 
Israel H: The role of motion in rehabilitation of the injured temporomandibular joint.  International Conference on Management of Fractures of the Mandibular Condyle.  Groningen University Hospital, The Netherlands, pp 32, September 5-6, 1997.
 
Israel H: Discussion: The “Anchored Disc Phenomenon”: A proposed etiology for sudden-onset, severe and persistent closed lock of the TMJ.  J Oral Maxillofac Surgery, J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 55(8):802-803, 1997.

Israel H,Seidelman W: Origins of the Pernkopf anatomy atlas:  In reply.  JAMA, 277(14):1123, 1997 (letter).
 
Israel H, Diamond B, Saed-Nejad F, Ratcliffe A: Correlation between arthroscopic diagnosis of osteoarthritis and synovitis of the human temporomandibular joint and keratan sulfate levels in the synovial fluid.  J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 55:210-217, 1997.
 
Israel H, Syrop S: The important role of motion in the rehabilitation of patients with mandibular hypomobility: A review of the literature.  J Craniomandib Pract, 15(1):74-83, 1997.
 
Horrell BM, Vogel LD, Israel H: Passive motion therapy in temporomandibular joint disorders: The use of a new hydraulic device and case reports.  Compendium, 18(1):73-86, 1997.
 
Chang H, Israel H, Grbic J, Herrera-Abreu M, Lamster I:  Detection of inflammatory mediators in the synovial fluid from patients with TMJ osteoarthritis.  J Dent Res, 76:51, 1997 (abs).
 
Israel H, Seidelman W: Nazi origins of an anatomy text: The Pernkopf atlas.  JAMA, 276(20):1633, 1996 (letter).
 
Israel H: Discussion: modification of modified condylotomy.  J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 54:551-552, 1996.
 
Bonacci C, Lambert B, Pulse C, Israel H: Arthroscopic examination and diagnosis of inflammatory synovial cyst of the temporomandibular joint: a case report and review of the literature.  J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 54:769-773, 1996.
 
Ratcliffe A, Israel H: Protoeglycan components of articular cartilage in synovial fluids as potential markers of osteoarthritis of the temporomandibular joint, in Temporomandibular Disorders and Related Pain Conditions, Progress in Pain Research and Management, Vol. 4, edited by BJ Sessle, PS Bryant and RA Dionne, Iasp Press, Seattle, pp 141-150, 1995.

Israel H, Ratcliffe A, Diamond B, Saed-Nejad F:  Proteoglycan degradation in temporomandibular joints with osteoarthritis.  J Dent Res, 74:78, 1995 (abs).
 
Israel, H:  Discussion: Tumor necrosis factor alpha as biochemical marker of pain and outcome in temporomandibular joints with internal derangements.  J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 52:791-792, 1994.
 
Israel, H:  Current concepts in the surgical management of temporomandibular joint disorders.  J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 52:289-294, 1994.
 
Israel H, Ratcliffe A, Saed-Nejad F, Wang P:  Indicators of proteoglycan degradation in synovial fluid of patients undergoing TMJ arthroscopy.  75th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Orlando, Fla., October 1993 (abs).
 
Kim E, Israel H, Nicolay O:  Assessment of interleukin-1 and arthroscopic synovitis in stressed rabbit temporomandibular joints.  75th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Orlando, Fla., October 1993 (abs).
 
Israel, H:  Discussion:  Mohs fixed-tissue excision of dentoalveolar bone in canines:  a histological evaluation.  J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 51:44, 1993.
 
Israel, H:  Temporomandibular joint arthroscopy, in Peterson, L. (ed), Principles of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  Philadelphia, JB Lippincott,  pp 2015-1042, 1992.

Israel H:  Discussion:  an alternative explanation for the genesis of closed-lock symptoms in the internal derangement process.  J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 49:815-816, 1991.
 
Israel H, Saed-Nejad F, Ratcliffe A:  Early diagnosis of osteoarthrosis of the temporomandibular joint:  correlation between arthroscopic diagnosis and keratan sulfate levels in the synovial fluid.  J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 49:708-711, 1991.
 
Israel H, Roser SM, Addes N, Vlassapoulos C:  Patient response to temporomandibular joint arthroscopy:  a follow-up study.  J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 49(8), Supplement 1:110, 1991 (abs).
 
Israel HA, Ratcliffe A, Said-Nejad F. Wang P.:  Evaluation of synovial fluid keratan sulfate levels and temporomandibular  joint arthroscopic findings.  6th International Symposium in Temporomandibular Joint Arthroscopy, New  York, November 1991 (abs).
 
Israel H, Roser SM, Addes N, Vlassapoulos C:  Patient response to temporomandibular joint arthroscopy:  a follow-up study.  73rd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Chicago, Ill., September, 1991 (abs).                             

Ratcliffe A., Israel H.A., Saed-Nejad F., Seibel M.J.  Keratan sulfate epitope levels are elevated in synovial fluids from joints with arthroscopically diagnosed early osteoarthritis.  Trans Orthop Res Soc, 16:228, 1991 (abs).
 
Israel, H., Ratcliffe, A. and Saed-Nejad, F. Synovial fluid keratan sulfate concentrations in temporomandibular joints with arthroscopically diagnosed osteoarthrosis.  72nd Annual Meeting, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, New Orleans, Louisiana.  September, 1990 (abs).
 
Israel, H., Ellis, P. and Furgang, D.  Synovial fluid protein concentration in patients undergoing temporomandibular joint arthroscopy.  J. Dent. Res. 69:296, 1990 (abs).

Ratcliffe, A, Israel, HA, Saed-Nejad F:  Elevated levels of keratan sulfate epitope in synovial fluid of joints with early OA.  Arthritis and Rheumatism.  33:S91, 1990 (abs).
       
Israel, Howard.  Synovial fluid analysis, in Merrill, R. (ed), Oral and Maxillofacial Clinics of North America.  Philadelphia, WB Saunders, September, pp 85-92, 1989.

Israel, H. and Roser, S. Patient response to temporomandibular joint arthroscopy: preliminary findings in 24 patients. J. Oral Maxillofac. Surgery. 47:570, 1989.
 
Israel, H. Technique for placement of a discal traction suture during temporomandibular joint arthroscopy. J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg. 47:311, 1989. 
 
Eliezri, YD, Israel H, Pochal W. Treatment of an oral erythroplastic squamous cell carcinoma with MOHS micrographic surgery.  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol.  67:249, 1989.               

Israel, H., Tabak, L. and Ziccardi, V.:  Analysis of synovial fluid in patients undergoing temporomandibular joint arthroscopy.  Third Annual International Symposium on Arthroscopy of the HumanTemporomandibular Joint, December, 1988 (abs).
  
Israel, H and Roser, S. Patient response to temporomandibular joint arthroscopy:  preliminary findings.  J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg. 46(12):M16, 1988 (abs).
                 
Israel, H. Early squamous cell carcinoma of the mouth, part I: clinical evaluation.  The Compendium for Continuing Education in Dentistry. Vol VII No. 8: 563-571, 1986.
 
Israel, H. Early squamous cell carcinoma of the mouth, part II: diagnosis and management.  The Compendium for Continuing Education in Dentistry. Vol VII No. 9:  616-626, 1986.
 
Israel, H. and Leban, S. Aspiration of an endodontic instrument.  J. of Endodontics.  10 (9): 452-454, 1984.
 
Israel, H. The use of toluidine blue in the diagnosis of asymptomatic oral carcinoma.  Int. Conf. on Head & Neck Cancer.  p.123, July, 1984 (abs).
 
Amato, C. and Israel, H. Interpositional cortical plate augmentation in the reconstruction of the labially deficient alveolar process, J. Oral  Maxillofac. Surgery.  41: 185-187, 1983.
 
Israel, H. Oral lichen planus:  the malignant potential.  Journal of the William Jarvie Society, March 1977.


OTHER:
Co-inventor of E-Z FlexTM Passive Motion Device for the Jaw
U.S. Patent # 5,183,057, 1993

Executive Vice President, Fluid Motion Biotechnologies, Inc.
The Audubon Business and Technology Center. Columbia Health Sciences Campus
3960 Broadway    
New York, N.Y. 10032
1993-1999

Basic and Advanced Microsurgery Course
Orthopaedic Microsurgery Laboratory
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
4/91-7/91

President,  Temple Isaiah of Great Neck
2007 – 2009

Member, Board of Trustees
Temple Isaiah of Great Neck
1992-1996, 1998-1999, 2003-present

Financial Secretary, Temple Isaiah of Great Neck
1993-1996

Chairman, Strategic Planning Committee
Temple Isaiah of Great Neck
1992-1995, 1998-1999

PERSONAL:
Born 8/12/52, Married, two children


Contact Info:

Dr Howard Israel
NY Presbyterian Hospital
Weill-Cornell Medice

525 East 68th Street
Suite F2132
New York, NY 10065

P: (212) 746-5175

F: (212) 746-8400

drhowardisrael
@yahoo.com

hoi2001
@med.cornell.edu