Najjar Endowed Professor & Chair of the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the College of Engineering, USA.

Received his Periodontology training and Doctor of Medical Sciences in Oral Biology from Harvard University, and subsequently completed postdoctoral training in Molecular Biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School.

He was a Visiting Professor at the Biotechnology Institute of Regenerative Medicine at the University of Genoa Medical School in Genova, Italy in 2006 and a Visiting Professor in the Department of Periodontology at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London in 2013.

He is Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Dental Research and has edited textbooks on clinical research, periodontal regeneration and translational research.

He was past president of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation and consultant to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Dental Devices.

Dr. Giannobile has received numerous awards from the American Academy of Periodontology including the Earl Robinson Regeneration Award, Clinical Research Award, and the Distinguished Scientist Award for his research contributions to the field.