Dr. Mohamed Maksoud Selected for Fulbright Specialist Program

January 5, 2022
Dr. Maksoud

Dr. Mohamed Maksoud, lecturer on Oral Medicine, Infection, and Immunity, was recently selected by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Exchanges, for the Fulbright Specialist Program. He is the first dentist to be chosen for the honor.

The Fulbright Specialist Program provides an opportunity for U.S. academics and established professionals to engage in two-to six-week project-based exchanges at host institutions across the globe. The program matches tenured specialists and educational institutions seeking assistance in a specific discipline. Maksoud will serve on the Fulbright Specialist roster for a four-year term.

“Being the first dentist and a periodontist representing dental education in the program is an honor to me. It will grant me the opportunity to represent HSDM in dental schools worldwide,” Maksoud said.

Maksoud, a longtime dental educator who has served in teaching roles with HSDM, Tufts University, the University of Florida, and as a visiting professor at three international dental schools, will pursue global opportunities to contribute to dental curriculum review and advancement. He also hopes to contribute to training opportunities for faculty members in the assessment of competency, and the introduction of student research programs at other institutions.

“Throughout my career in academic teaching I have travelled to different countries from all corners of the world and was honored to meet people of different cultures. That experience was fulfilling to me in many aspects,” Maksoud said. “Employing the knowledge from different fields of dentistry, I feel well prepared for the challenging studies and research. My strong desire to contribute to the advancement of dental education has continued to drive me to succeed and to accomplish my goals.”