School of Dental Medicine Dean Search Committee

Updated 1/12/23

Committee support

Joanna Spontak
Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences and Petersen Dean, School of Medicine
Direct office 412-648-2088
Office secondary 412-648-8975
401 Alan Magee Scaife Hall

Committee Members

Anthony ‘Tony’ Delitto, PhD, PT, FAPTA
Chair, Dental Medicine Dean Search Committee
Dean, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS)
Professor of Physical Therapy, SHRS    

Richard ‘Rick’ M. Celko, DMD, MBA
Chief Dental Officer, UPMC Health Plan 

Sonia Chemerisov
School of Dental Medicine Class of 2025

Paula K. Davis, MA
Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Schools of the Health Sciences    

Julie M. Donohue, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management
School of Public Health
Director, Medicaid Research Center    

Sarah French
Faculty Affairs Administrator
School of Dental Medicine   

Sarah Essek Grafton, DMD
Assistant Dean for Clinical Efficiency and Analytics
Assistant Professor and Chair
Department of Restorative Dentistry and Comprehensive Care
School of Dental Medicine

Andrew ‘Andy’ Herlich, DMD, MD, FAAP, FASA, FAAOMS(H)
Professor and Interim Chair
Department of Dental Anesthesiology
School of Dental Medicine

Professor Emeritus
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
School of Medicine

Giuseppe Intini, DDS, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry
School of Dental Medicine
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology
School of Medicine

Joseph Losee, MD, FACS, FAAP
Dr. Ross H. Musgrave Endowed Chair in Pediatric Plastic Surgery, School of Medicine
Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs, School of Medicine
Executive Vice Chair, Department of Plastic Surgery, School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Anitha Potluri, BDS, DMD, MDsc
Assistant Dean for Residency Education
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Diagnostic Sciences 
Director, Oral Maxillofacial Radiology
Director of Admissions, International Advance Standing Program
School of Dental Medicine

Deborah Studen-Pavlovich, DMD
Professor, Interim Chair, and Graduate Program Director
Department of Pediatric Dentistry
School of Dental Medicine

David A. Susko, DMD
School of Dental Medicine Resident, Department of Endodontics

John M. Wallace, Jr., PhD
Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Development, University of Pittsburgh
David E. Epperson Chair and Professor, School of Social Work,
Katz Graduate School of Business, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

José P. Zevallos, MD, MPH, FACS
Eugene N. Myers, MD, Professor and Chair
Department of Otolaryngology
School of Medicine