IAOMS Names Alexis B. Olsson, DDS, FACS, President

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Naomi Gitlin (ngitlin@iaoms.org)
Director of Communications
International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons & IAOMS Foundation

CHICAGO, IL (January 22, 2018) — The IAOMS named Prof. Alexis B. Olsson, DDS, FACS, President of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He will serve a two-year term (effective January 1) and succeeds Prof. Julio Acero (Madrid, Spain).

Prof. Olsson holds appointments at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Memorial and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospitals in Chicago. He is Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Director of Resident Training.

"The IAOMS is well-positioned to continue its growth and offer members some of the best educational and networking opportunities through our worldwide network of surgeons,” Prof. Olsson said in a statement. “With live (and on-demand) webinars, educational opportunities, fellowships, and engaging our younger fellows and trainees, I am excited at the prospect of moving our specialty forward and upward."

Prior to becoming President, Prof. Olsson was IAOMS Vice President. He has been an IAOMS Fellow since 1992, and served on numerous committees, including Assistant Executive Director.

Prof. Olsson received his undergraduate education at Carroll University (USA). He completed his graduate education at Northwestern University, and residency training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. His clinical interests include facial trauma, reconstructive, orthognathic and implant surgery.


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The mission of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (IAOMS) is to improve the quality and safety of health care worldwide through the advancement of patient care, education and research in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Visit www.iaoms.org.