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Scott Steward-Tharp

Scott Steward-Tharp DDS, PhD

Clinical Fellow, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology, and Medicine, Clinical Fellow, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology, and Medicine, University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, Iowa City, IA

Dr. Scott Steward-Tharp is a clinical fellow in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology, and Medicine at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics and a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Pathology at the Carver College of Medicine. He is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial pathologist with research interests exploring lymphocyte functions within the pathogenesis and regulation of autoimmune diseases and cancer. Dr. Steward-Tharp sees clinic patients for the diagnosis, management, and treatment of numerous diseases affecting oral and perioral tissues. Additionally, he provides microscopic interpretation and diagnosis of oral tissue specimens submitted by contributors from across the US and works closely with the team of head and neck cancer clinicians at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Dr. Steward-Tharp has authored and coauthored a number of research articles and reviews and serves as a reviewer for both dental and medical journals. He has received several awards for his accomplishments, including training scholarships through both the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Institutes of Health. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society as well as the American Dental Association and the American Association of Immunologists, among other professional organizations.

Dr. Steward Tharp received his DDS from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, where he underwent residency training in oral and maxillofacial pathology. He was awarded a DPhil/PhD in pathology from the University of Oxford (UK).