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Dr. Brian Bast Appointed Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at San Francisco General Hospital

August 29, 2011

Dr. Brian Bast has been appointed Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at San Francisco General Hospital. Associated with the UCSF School of Dentistry since 1997.  He received his dental degree from Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston and his medical degree from University of California, San Francisco. He received his oral and maxillofacial surgery training at UCSF, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Bast joined the Maxillofacial Surgery Department at UCSF in 2003, and became the Residency Program Director in 2010. He maintains a clinical practice at both the Parnassus and San Francisco General Hospital sites, which are involved with facial and dental reconstruction. At the San Francisco General Hospital his clinical practice is focused on facial trauma, pathology, head and neck infections and dental alveolar surgery. He developed a monthly interdisciplinary trauma symposium at San Francisco General Hospital and participates and organizes similar symposia across the country.

M. Anthony Pogrel, DDS, MD, William Ware Endowed Professor and Chairman, Associate Dean for Hospital Affairs, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, UCSF School of Dentistry, says "This appointment was made by the UCSF Associate Dean at San Francisco General Hospital, Sue Carlisle, M.D., Ph.D., but I was personally delighted to see Dr. Bast appointed. His predecessor, Dr. Newton Gordon was Chief of Service at San Francisco General Hospital for 29 years."

Adds A. Sue Carlisle, PhD, MD, Associate Dean, San Francisco General Hospital, UCSF School of Medicine : "We are delighted that Dr. Bast has accepted the position of Chief of OMFS at SFGH. He had long been recognized as a leader in both education and clinical care at SFGH, and his dedication to the department and to SFGH and to our patients is certain to make him an effective leader."

Pictured: Dr. Brian Bast

Link: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery