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Naomi Ramer DDS

Naomi Ramer DDS

Clinical Associate Professor and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Residency Program Director, Department of Pathology, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York

Naomi Ramer was born and raised in metropolitan New York, where she is currently Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology and Dentistry and Program Director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital. She received her Bachelor’s degree from City University of New York, Queen’s College, and in 1980, she enrolled in New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) graduating in 1984 in the top 5% of her class. She received lifetime membership to the honorary NYU chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) and the Quintessence Award at graduation. During the summers of 1982 and 1983, Dr. Ramer was awarded the Lucille Edelman Fellowship in Oral Pathology at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center.  From 1984 through 1986, she was Oral Pathology resident at Booth Memorial Hospital in Flushing, New York, located on the Queens Campus of the New York Hospital system. Shortly after beginning her oral pathology residency, she diagnosed and published the first dental Munchausen patient.

Upon completing her residency, Dr. Ramer began lecturing at Long Island College Hospital and then teaching at her alma mater, NYUCD. In 1990, she joined the staff at Mount Sinai Medical Center and founded the Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Service at Mount Sinai Hospital. There she provided teaching to oral surgery and general practice residents and biopsy services for the Department of Dentistry and Oral Surgery as well as Attending Staff and outside practitioners. In 1986, she earned the title of AAOMP Fellow and in 1993, Diplomate in ABOMP. In 2012, Dr. Ramer applied to the Council on Dental Accreditation (CODA) as the Program Director for a newly developing Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Residency Program at Mount Sinai.  The program received accreditation from CODA on February 11, 2014, and began full operations in July 2014.

As author and co-author of more than 50 publications and book chapters, Dr. Ramer has presented at numerous professional symposia. She was three times named to the Woodward/White lists: Best Dentist in America (2004) and Best Dentist Oral Pathologist (2011 & 2016). In 2003, she reviewed the literature on the malignant potential of oral lichen planus for a publication on lichen planus and the vulvovaginal gingival syndrome and found it to be zero, as have some of her colleagues. In 2005, she began a long-standing research project on Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, some of the results of which have been published in the January 1, 2010 edition of Cancer. Subsequently, she participated in a multicenter research project on adenoid cystic carcinoma, which resulted in several additional publications on the subject.