Dr. Elisabeth Kalenderian
Senior Lecture in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Part-time
Dr. Kalenderian received her DDS-degree from Rijks Universiteit Groningen, in The Netherlands in 1983. As a Fulbright Scholar, she completed her Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency from Boston University in 1986 and received an MPH from Harvard in 2007. In 2013, she obtained a PhD from University of Amsterdam, defending her thesis on dental diagnostic terminologies. After a nine-year period at Harvard School of Dental Medicine as Clinic Dean and Chair she became Professor and Chair of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences at University of California, San Francisco in 2016. She currently is Principle Investigator on several NIH funded grants, focused on patient safety, quality metrics, and quality improvement in the dental setting. Dr. Kalenderian prolifically publishes in peer-reviewed journals and is frequently asked to be a speaker at conferences on Leadership, Quality Improvement, Dental Diagnostic Terminologies, and Patient Safety.