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Andres Pinto, Associate Professor, Chair 216.368.6769 andres.pinto@case.edu
Stanley Hirsch, Associate Professor 216.368.4262 stanley.hirsh@case.edu
Michael Landers, Associate Professor 216.368.3876 michael.landers@case.edu
Sarah Fitzpatrick, Adjunct Assistant Professor   sarah.fitzpatrick@case.edu
Jean Iannadrea, Assistant Professor 216.368.6707 jean.m.iannadrea@case.edu
David Weidenthal, Senior Instructor 216.368.1063 david.weidenthal@case.edu
Carol Samuels, Department Secretary 216.368.2966 carol.samuels@case.edu
Sue Opsitnick, Radiology Technician 216.368.2645 susanne.opsitnick@case.edu
Lisa Wolf, Clinical Manager/Dept. Coordinator 216.368.0498 lisa.wolf@case.edu
Oral Pathology Lab 216.368.4260  


Meet the Faculty


Dr. Andres Pinto

Dr. Andres Pinto

Dr. Pinto is Chairman and Associate Professor of Oral Medicine in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences. He is also an attending physician in the Department of Surgery, Divisions of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Pediatric Dentistry at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. He received his DMD, MPH, certificate in Clinical Research, and certificate in Oral Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine and School of Medicine. Dr. Pinto is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine and holds an FDS from the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh). His clinical interests are the management of oral mucosal disease, oral oncology, orofacial pain, temporomandibular disorders, and pediatric oral medicine. He has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, HRSA, and is a co-investigator in several NIH and industry funded trials.


Dr. Stanley A. Hirsch

Dr. Stanley A. Hirsch

Dr. Stanley A. Hirsch is Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Director of the Case Western Dental Clinic Laboratory, and member of the medical staffs of the University Hospitals Case Medical Center and the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Administration Medical Center. He received a DDS from Case Western Reserve University and an MS in pathology from Indiana University. Dr. Hirsch is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, a Fellow in the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, and maintains an independent oral pathology laboratory practice where he is the Director of the Oral Pathology Associates Laboratory at the University Hospitals Case Medical Center, UHDA Dermatopathogy Laboratory. He has more than 40 years of practice, teaching, and research experience. His special research interests are related to biomarkers in premalignant and malignant oral disease, in collaboration with the Department of Biological Sciences at the School of Dental Medicine.


Dr. Michael Landers

Dr. Michael Landers

Prior to beginning his dental education at the Case Western Reserve School of Dentistry in 1972, Dr. Landers completed his graduate studies at The Ohio State University in Human Performance Physiology, leading to a Master of Arts degree. His graduate research was focused on muscle metabolism in relationship to myoglobin and aerobic capacity. During this time he was also involved in research directed at the determining the causes of anterior horn cell diseases in the department of Neurology at the Ohio State University Hospitals. After arriving at CWRU, he continued teaching while simultaneously pursuing a dental degree, which was conferred in 1976. He continued to teach and practice dentistry from 1976 to 2006 and has taught basic life sciences and clinical science for more than forty years. He has published and presented in the areas of anatomical relationships of head and neck anatomy in the practice of dentistry, as well as the use of virtual reality simulation in the education of students of dentistry.


Dr. Sarah Fitzpatrick

Dr. Sarah G. Fitzpatrick

Dr. Sarah Fitzpatrick is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. She holds appointments at the University of Florida School of Dentistry, the VA Medical Center in Ann Arbor Michigan, the VA Medical Center in Orlando Florida, and the University of Central Florida School of Medicine. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and a Fellow of both the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and the American Academy of Oral Medicine. She received her post-graduate training in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the University of Florida College of Dentistry in Gainesville and her DDS degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor. She is a consultant to the Oral Pathology Associates Laboratory at the University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Her research interests include gingival squamous cell carcinoma and the relationship between oral lichenoid lesions and squamous cell carcinoma.


Dr. Jean Iannadrea

Dr. Jean Iannadrea

Dr. Jean Iannadrea is Assistant Professor in the Department of Comprehensive Care (primary appointment) and Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences. She received a BS from John Carroll University, a MS from The Ohio State University, and a DDS from Case Western Reserve University. She is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), American Institute of Forensic Odontology (AIFO), and American Dental Education Association (ADEA). In addition to her dual appointment at CWRU School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Iannadrea is a Clinical Instructor at the Lakeland Community College Department of Dental Hygiene, a Clinical Consultant for the Commission on Dental Testing in Ohio, and a Mock Board Guest Examiner at The Ohio State University School of Dentistry. Her teaching interests include Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations, Evidence Based Dentistry, Simulations and CEREC.


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