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Sukirth Ganesan BDS, PhD

Sukirth M. Ganesan BDS, PhD

Assistant Professor and Director—Periodontics Residency Program, Department of Periodontics, University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

Dr.Sukirth Ganesan is currently a tenure-track assistant professor and the director of the advanced education program and visiting scholar program in Periodontics at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics. After his dental training from India, Dr.Ganesan completed his Ph.D. and certificate in periodontics at the Ohio State University in 2018 and a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in 2019. Dr.Ganesan is board-certified in periodontology and dental implantology. Dr. Ganesan’s research interest is primarily focused on understanding the interactions between the oral microbiome and the host immune system in the oral cavity and investigating the role of this interplay in the pathophysiology of periodontitis and periimplantitis in patients with metabolic abnormalities, using integrated-omics approaches.  

Dr.Ganesan is well-recognized by the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the AAP Foundation. He has been a recipient of the Balint Orban Memorial Award, Research Forum Award, AAP-Institute of Teaching and Learning Fellowship, AAP Educator Award for outstanding teaching and mentoring in Periodontics, and the most prestigious AAP Teaching Fellowship, which is considered the highest honor to a junior faculty from the AAP Foundation.