Organizational and Faculty Leadership Structure

Organizational Structure Diagram

Elham Emami

Elham Emami
Dean of the Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences

In her role as Dean, Dr. Emami strives to provide visionary leadership, promote the highest quality, status and student-centeredness of undergraduate and graduate programs, support patient-centered care and community services while fostering excellence in Faculty research activities via a healthy and satisfactory working environment in accordance with the policies and procedures of McGill University. 

Dr. Emami’s door is open and she is available to discuss the Faculty including the following: Management, Strategic planning, budgeting and Faculty development, Undergraduate and postgraduate education, programs and research, Community services, External and Public relations, Continuing education and learning opportunities, Fundraising and alumni relations, Faculty work environment. 

Read more about the roles and responsibilities of the Faculty's leadership team.

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Associate Deans

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Samer Abi Nader,
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Dental Education

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Nathalie Morin,
Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs

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Nicholas Maroun Makhoul,
Associate Dean, Postgraduate Dental Education

Bettina Willie
Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Education

Assistant Deans


Peter Chauvin
Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Dental Education

Firoozeh Samim wearing a beige turtleneck sweater

Firoozeh Samim,
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion


Research and Graduate Dental Education

Postgraduate Dental Education

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Simon Tran
Graduate Studies Director

Program Directors, MSc Dental Sciences (Thesis Track)


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Alissa Levine
Program Director, MSc Dental Sciences (Non-Thesis Track)

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Mari Kaartinen,
Program Director, PhD in Oral Health Sciences

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Jordan Gigliotti
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Director

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Mel Schwartz
GPR Director, Jewish General Hospital

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Nour Karra
GPR Director, Montreal General Hospital

Annie Marleau,

Annie Marleau
GPR Director, Montreal Children's Hospital

Division Directors: Undergraduate Dental Education

François Seng wearing a white shirt with blue stripes

François Seng,
Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry

Veronique Benhamou,

Irwin Fried wearing a navy blazer, blue shirt and red striped tie

Irwin Fried,
Pediatric Dentistry

Deborah Iera,

Deborah Iera,
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Bassel Kano wearing a checkered shirt and glasses

Bassel Kano,

Madelaine Shildkraut wearing a cream shirt with flowers and glasses

Madelaine Shildkraut

Peter Chauvin wearing a navy shirt

Peter Chauvin
Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine, and Oral Radiology

Hermina Harnagea
Community-based Dental Services and Public Health

Associate Division Directors

Thomas Nguyen wearing a grey blazer, navy sweater, white shirt and red tie

Thomas Nguyen

Julia Cohen-Levy wearing a brown shirt

Julia Cohen-Levy

David Koppel wearing a navy blazer, light blue shirt, navy tie and glasses

David Koppel
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Sina Hashemi
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Firoozeh Samim wearing a beige turtleneck sweater

Firoozeh Samim
Oral medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology

Pascaline Talla Kenge wearing long braided hair, black blazer and white shirt

Pascaline Kengne Talla
Dental Services and Public Health

Non-Academic Directors

Suzana Kafadar de Rodriguez,

Suzana Kafadar de Rodriguez
Director, Finance and Administration


Michele Pepin
Director, Faculty Programs
University Advancement

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