Board of Directors/Executive

 










Dr. Leslie Diamond
President


Dr. Diamond received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Toronto in 1990. After an internship at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, he attended Boston University for his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency training, and received his specialty certificate in 1995.  Dr. Diamond was awarded his Fellowship with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in 1995 and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2000.  Dr. Diamond has been in private practice since 1995 and is a senior partner and co-founder of the Coronation Dental Specialty Group with practices located in 7 cities in southwestern Ontario.  He is also a clinical instructor in undergraduate Oral Surgery at the University of Toronto and has served as a Counselor in the Ontario Dental Association, a board examiner for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and as Presidents of the Waterloo Wellington and Stratford and District Dental Societies.  Dr. Diamond maintains privileges and is the Chief of Dentistry at Cambridge Memorial Hospital and Woodstock General Hospital.


 

Dr. Ian Furst,
Past President
Dr. Furst  is a dental specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1994 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He completed an internship at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario and subsequently received his specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery & Anaesthesia also from the University of Toronto in 1999, along with his Masters of Science degree. Dr. Furst has been published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Journal of the Canadian Dental Association; Oral Health Journal; Laryngoscope; Prehospital Emergency Care and Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology and Endodontics. He is an Editorial Consultant with the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, and is also a main contributor to the JCDA Oasis campaign.










Dr. Karl Cuddy,
Vice President


Dr. Karl Cuddy completed studies in Dentistry (DDS), Medicine (MD), Master’s degree in Pathology (MSc) as well as surgical training at Western University, the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry and affiliated teaching hospitals.  Following this, further formal training included a fellowship in advanced craniomaxillofacial surgery and trauma through the Head and Neck Institute, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Portland Providence Medical Center in Portland, Oregon.  Dr. Cuddy’s primary appointment is as an Assistant Professor and director of education and maxillofacial trauma at the University of Toronto, providing care at Mt. Sinai Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital.  His clinical interests include utilization of technology (ie. computer aided surgery and intraoperative imaging) to improve patient outcomes in craniomaxillofacial reconstructive surgery, the implications of delays on outcomes and cost of care in craniomaxillofacial trauma surgery as well as the rehabilitation of patients with defects or deformities of the face.

 

Dr. Zachary Kerr,                     

Treasurer

 

Dr. Zachary Kerr completed a Bachelor of Science degree at St. Francis Xavier and graduated with Honours in Chemistry.  He obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery at Dalhousie University in 2010.  After completing a one year General Practice Residency at London Health Sciences Centre & St. Joseph's Health Care London in 2011, he began his speciality training in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at Western University and affiliated teaching hospitals.  He received his Doctor of Medicine and a Masters in Pathology in 2016.  Dr. Kerr was awarded his Fellowship with the Royal College of Dentists in 2017.  He has been practicing in Southwestern for the past two years.  He maintains hospital privileges at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital. 

 

Dr. Keyvan Abbaszadeh,                 
Executive Director

 

Dr. Keyvan Abbaszadeh graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1994. His post-graduate education included internship at the Brigham and Women's/Harvard University Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, followed by completing a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1999. He has been in private practice in London, Ontario since then. Keyvan is a Fellow of, and an examiner for, the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Keyvan is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University Of Western Ontario School Of Dentistry.
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