DOLPHINE ODA is a Professor of Oral Pathology in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Oda is on the medical staff at University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center. Although Dr. Oda’s main commitment is to patient care through the biopsy service in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, teaching is her passion. She has taught students of all ages—from elementary school kids to pathology residents—with enthusiasm and zeal. To date, she has been honored with 28 teaching awards, the latest being a highly prestigious University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award.
Dr. Oda’s research is in the field of molecular changes in oral carcinogenesis. She has 70 papers published in refereed journals and publishes a popular monthly column called “Case of the Month”. Dr. Oda is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and she holds Washington oral pathology and dental licenses. She is also a member of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, the International Association of Oral Pathologists, and the United States Canadian Academy of Pathology.