Recent News

August 2018

Dr. Biraj Shah joined our faculty. He completedhis Medical Degree, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency training from University of Maryland. He is interested in orthognathic surgery, treatment of TMJ dysfunction, dentoalveolar surgery, oral pathology. trauma . Welcome to our surgical team at Cook County Hospital.

July 2017

Dr. James Murphy joined our faculty from University of Michigan. He has completed his Head & Neck Oncology Microvascular Surgery fellowship at University Medical Center and one year Plastic Surgery fellowship at Rush Craniofacial Surgery Center in Chicago, Illinois. Welcome to aboard

June 2017 

Our senior residents graduated this year are Dr. Burnett Austin and Dr. Phil Meehan. Congratulation to both of them and wish them the best!

September 2016
Dr. Fung chaired the Anesthesia Symposium on Anesthetic Considerations for the Patient with Neurologic and Psychiatric Disorder at the AAOMS National meeting.

February 2016

Dr. Mohammed Qaisi joined our faculty from University of Mississppi. He was appointed as the New Program Director of our residency in April. Welcome aboard Dr. Qaisi!

October 2015

Dr. Fung presented at the AAOMS CIG national meeting in Washinton DC Topics on Orbital trauma. Both of our chief residents Dr. Robert Beech & Dr. John Chae were able to attend the meeting as well.

July 2015

This month we say farewell to Dr. Andrew W. Olsen and Dr. Jason Primavera who completed their four-year oral & maxillofacial surgery residency.  Dr. Olsen will be joining a group practice in Traverse City, Michigan and Dr. Primavera will be joining a group practice in Rockford, Illinois.We recognize Dr. Robert Beech and Dr. John Chae as the new chief residents for the 2015-2016 academic year.

We would like to welcome our first year residents, Dr. Taneenop Aramphongphan and Dr. Anthony Elger along with our interns, Dr. Ryan Brown and Dr. Junaid Mundiya.

We are honored to have Harvard Professor Dr. Thomas Flynn as our guest Lecturer on "Principles of Antibiotic Therapy for Oral & Maxillofacial Infections."

February 2015

Congratulations to all of those who matched!  The Cook County OMFS department matched both categorical positions within this years group of highly competitive applicants.  The program is excited for the upcoming academic year and is looking forward to working with our new soon-to-be first year residents.

On January 21st chairman, Dr. Henry Fung and chief resident, Dr. Jason Primavera presented at the Chicago Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 'Interesting and Difficult Cases.'  The meeting was attended by residents and faculty from Cook County, UIC and Loyola oral & maxillofacial surgery programs along with prominent practicing oral & maxillofacial surgeons in the greater Chicago area.

October 2014

In September our Chief resident Dr. Andrew Olsen successfully presented Dr. Fung's CIG lecture on Anesthesia presentation (Perioperative Anesthesia Clinical Considerations of Alternative Medicine.) at the AAOMS 96th National meeting in Honolulu Hawaii. Dr. Olsen did a great job.
Dr. Andrew Olsen and Dr. Robert Beech both attended the Orthognathic surgical dissection course sponsored by Stryker surgical company this October at LSU in New Orleans.
During the same period the second year residents Dr. Burnett and Dr. Meehan both attended the KLS SORG meeting. We welcome Mid-Western University senior dental students starting their Oral Surgery rotation at County hospital in August.

July 2014

This month we say farewell to Dr. Ben Johnson and Dr. Calley Christie who have finished their four year oral maxillofacial surgical residency at Cook County hospital.  Both Dr.s are from the west coast and have returned to practice the full scope of oral surgery.  During the farewell dinner both Dr. Chrisite and Dr. Johnson were given their four year OMS certificates.  Dr. Johnson was also recognized with a certificate of merit for scoring in the 98th percentile on the yearly in-service exam (OMSITE).  This exam is scored against all other residents across the country.  Dr. Phil Meehan was awarded a certificate for resident of the year.  This award is given to the resident who shows exemplary performance. Dr. Meehan is a new second year resident, has a positive attitude in everything he does and scored in the 50th percentile on the in-service exam as a first year resident.  A congratulations goes out to the entire surgical residency.  This year the entire service scored higher than the majority of oral surgery residents across the nation.   We want to recognize the hard work put in by our chairman, Dr. Fung, to motivate the residents. We also recognize the hard work and dedication by the residents to study for and prepare for this exam, especially with the tremendous surgical load we carry at Cook County Hospital.
This month we also recognize the new chief residents, Jason Primavera and Andrew Olsen and give a warm welcome to the new first year residents and non-categorical interns.

January 2014

Happy New Year!  January is usually a slow month for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, but not at Cook County.  Extractions, implants, trauma, pathology and mandibular reconstruction has been keeping our service busy.  This month we have also jump started a combined program Grand Rounds Lecture.  This month we invited Dr. Louis Mercuri to speak to us about total joint reconstruction.  We invited Loyola University Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery to join us.  The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Match is also this month.  We are excited to see who will be joining our program next year.  Good luck to all the applicants!

Grand Rounds Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Cook County Stroger Loyola University
Dr. Louis Mercuri speaking at a combined program Grand Rounds hosted by Cook County Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.  Loyola University Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery participated in the event as well.

December 2013

This month started out with the Cook County Hospital Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program attending the AAOMS sponsored Implant Conference in Chicago.  Following the Implant Conference several members of the OMFS program attended the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology Conference also held in Chicago.  The conferences were a great educational opportunity.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

November 2013

Dr. Johnson was able to attend a cadaver course sponsored by Stryker in Las Vegas.  Dr. Tucker, Dr. Ochs, Dr. Farrell, Dr. Gruss, and Dr. Herford reviewed surgical approaches and pearls regarding orthognathic and craniofacial surgery.  The following weekend Dr. Johnson presented a case report at the American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgerys 2nd Annual Residents Meeting hosted by Thomas Jefferson University Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.  This month we are also interviewing two groups of 14 residents each.  Good luck to this years applicants!

October 2013

Dr. Fung attended the AAOMS meeting this year in Orlando with the two chief residents Dr. Johnson and Dr. Christie.  Dr. Fung was a faculty instructor at the SIM Lab emergency anesthesia station.  Dr. Johnson will be attending an orthognathic conference in Las Vegas sponsored by Stryker.  He will also be representing Cook County Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at this years ACOMS resident meeting.

Sept 2013

Applications are now being reviewed for the 2014 academic year.  Dr. Johnson and Dr. Christie will be attending this years national meeting for AAOMS in Orlando, FL in October.  Dr. Fung will be teaching at the anesthesia SIM class at the AAOMS meeting as well.  Dr. Johnson will also be attending an orthognathic review course in Las Vegas and will be attending the ACOMS meeting in Philadelphia.

July 2013

Welcome to the new residents and interns.  CCH OMS is now offering two non-categorical internship positions.  This internship will offer rotations with anesthesia, as well as being full participants in outpatient and ambulatory anesthesia clinical patients, as well as opportunity to go to the operating room.

June 2013

Dr. Fung presented as one of five renowned head and neck surgeons at the Stryker sponsored Surgical Foundations Course offered in Chicago, IL.  The meeting was thought provoking, educational, and included a wonderful hands on simulation laboratory. Residents were able to work individually with the faculty to simulate surgical approaches and plating techniques.  Dr. Fung presented on orbital trauma and reconstruction as well as presenting other surgical cases for discussion between residents and faculty.  Dr. Fung will be teaching at this years AAOMS meeting in the SIM Lab.

This month our program is also saying goodbye to residents Dr. Sterrett and Dr. Reid.  They will soon be finishing their four year surgical training and CCH OMS would like to wish them the best of luck.  Dr. Johnson and Dr. Christie are the Chief Residents for the year.