Sook-Bin Woo, DMD, MMSc
Dr. Sook-Bin Woo has been an associate professor in the Department of Oral Medicine, Infection, and Immunity at the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine since 2008. She graduated with a BDS from Singapore University in 1980, worked for two years as a general dentist, and then as an oral and maxillofacial surgery resident before moving to the United States. She received her MS in oral pathology from Indiana University in 1984 and completed a fellowship in head and neck pathology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in 1986. She then obtained her DMD from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and further training in oral and maxillofacial pathology, receiving her MMSc degree in 1991. She became board certified in oral and maxillofacial pathology in 1991 and became an associate pathologist at Pathology Services Inc. and attending dentist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she was coordinator of dental services for inpatient care.
The biopsy service of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine merged with Pathology Services Inc. in 1997, and Dr. Woo became chief of the service and director of the graduate training program in oral and maxillofacial pathology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She became board certified in oral medicine in 2003 and is now director of clinical services at the Division of Oral Medicine and Dentistry at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Dr. Woo has served on the Fellowship Committee and Executive Council of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and is on the board of the American Academy of Oral Medicine. She has published many scholarly papers and book chapters and is reviewer for several journals. Dr. Woo has also received many honors, including the Singapore University Bronze Medal for Best Preclinical Student in 1978, the Singapore University Silver Medal in 1979, the Singapore University Silver Medal for Best Clinical Student in 1980, a National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health for 1988 to 1991, and an American Cancer Society Career Development Award for 1994 to 1997.