Editorial Board MemberResident Ambassador

John M. Le, MD, DDS


  • Simultaneously holds two positions—Founding Resident Ambassador (from January 2022) and Member of the Editorial Board (since November 2023).


  • Resident, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama (AL), United States


  • Interests in head, neck and oral oncology and reconstructive surgery. Research experience in 1) epithelial wound healing, stem cells, and epigenetics, 2) bone marrow stromal cells (skeletal stem cells), bone regeneration, 3) clinical research in oral oncology and reconstructive surgery outcomes. Current research encompass oral oncology and reconstructive treatment outcomes, oral cancer education and training for pre-doctoral students and continuing education for practicing general dentists.


  1. Le, J.M., Sayre, K.S., Sesanto, R. et al. Risk Factors Associated with Occult Nodal Metastasis and Outcomes for cT1-2N0 Maxillary and Mandibular gingival Carcinoma: A Retrospective Study. J. Maxillofac. Oral Surg. (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12663-023-02035-x
  2. Ibelli TJ, Greer M, Le JM, et al. A Plastic Surgeon’s Guide to the Temporomandibular Joint: Part II, Pathophysiology and Diagnosis. FACE. 2023;4(2):232-238. https://doi.org/10.1177/27325016231162871
  3. Le JM, Gigliotti J, Sayre KS, Morlandt AB, Ying YP. Supplemental Regional Block Anesthesia Reduces Opioid Utilization Following Free Flap Reconstruction of the Oral Cavity: A Prospective, Randomized Clinical Trial. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2023;81(2):140-149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joms.2022.10.015
  4. Dammling C, Le JM, Aljadeff L, Jones JGA. Ogilvie M, Morlandt AB. An unusual presentation of a neck mass – traumatic pseudoaneurysm following third molar surgery: a case report. J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2023;7(8):87–93. https://doi.org/10.23999/j.dtomp.2023.8.1
  5. Le JM, Patel K, Murdock K, Kase M, Ying YP. Overcoming Delayed Diagnosis of Chronic Invasive Fungal Sinusitis in the Immunocompetent Patient: A Case Report. Craniomaxillofacial Research & Innovation. 2023;8. https://doi.org/10.1177/27528464231209221
  6. Le JM. In response to the editorial “Meet the founding resident ambassador: John M. Le, DDS, MD.” J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2022;6(1):6. https://doi.org/10.23999/j.dtomp.2022.1.3
  7. Le JM, Morlandt AB, Gigliotti J, Park EP, Greene BJ, Ying YP. Complications in oncologic mandible reconstruction: A comparative study between the osteocutaneous radial forearm and fibula free flap. Microsurgery 2022;42(2):150-9. https://doi.org/10.1002/micr.30841
  8. Le JM, Ying YP, Seri C, Deatherage H, Bourne G, Morlandt AB. Does Early Oral Intake After Microvascular Free Flap Reconstruction of the Oral Cavity Lead to Increased Postoperative Complications? J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2022; article in press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joms.2022.06.011
  9. Le JM, Gigliotti J, Ying Y, Kase MY, Morlandt AB. Computer-Assisted Microvascular Free Flap Reconstruction and Implant Rehabilitation of the Maxilla—Treatment of a Rare Post-orthognathic Complication. J Maxillofac Oral Surg 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12663-020-01492-y
  10. Le JM, Gubarev D, Ying Y, Morlandt A. Does nodal metastasis and perineural invasion affect local control in hyalinizing clear cell carcinoma of the oral cavity? A case report with long term follow-up. Head Neck Pathol. 2021;15(2):649-656. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12105-020-01204-5
  11. Le JM, Bosworth JW, Honeywell B, Ananthasekar S, Collawn SS. Adipose grafting for volume and scar release. Ann Plast Surg. 2021;86(6S Suppl 5):S487-S490. https://doi.org/10.1097/sap.0000000000002873
  12. Le JM, Ying YP, Kase MT, Morlandt AB. Surgical reconstruction and rehabilitation of midface defects using osseointegrated implant-supported maxillofacial prosthetics. J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2022;6(1):9–25. https://doi.org/10.23999/j.dtomp.2022.1.4
  13. Park EP, Le JM, Gigliotti J, Feinstein J, Ying YP, Morlandt AB. Does Supplemental Regional Anesthesia Decrease Length of Stay and Opioid Use for Patients Undergoing Head and Neck Microvascular Reconstruction? J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2021;79(3):712-721. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joms.2020.08.037
  14. Le JM, Gigliotti J, Ying Y, Kase MY, Morlandt AB. Computer-Assisted Microvascular Free Flap Reconstruction and Implant Rehabilitation of the Maxilla—Treatment of a Rare Post-orthognathic Complication. J Maxillofac Oral Surg 2021;21(1):82-87. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12663-020-01492-y
  15. Le JM, Collawn SS. Revisiting the value of the 'bandoneon' flap for lower lip reconstruction: a report of two cases and outcome. J Surg Case Rep. 2020;2020(5):rjaa082. https://doi.org/10.1093/jscr/rjaa082
  16. Le JM, Chen PH, Seidenfaden JC, Morlandt AB, Kase MT. Zygomatic implants for restoration of complex nasal defects – a case report and outcome. J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2020;4(9):152–61. https://doi.org/10.23999/j.dtomp.2020.9.2
  17. Le JM, Kase MT, Morlandt AB. A case of dyskeratosis congenita with squamous cell carcinoma of the maxilla: a case report and review of the literature. Oral Maxillofac Surg Cases 2020;6(1):100140. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.omsc.2020.100140
  18. Martins MD, Jiao Y, Larsson L, Almeida LO, Garaicoa-Pazmino C, Le JM, Squarize CH, Inohara N, Giannobile WV, Castilho RM. Epigenetic modifications of histones in periodontal disease. J Dent Res. 2016 Feb;95(2):215-22. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022034515611876
  19. Marti K, Sandhu G, Aljadeff L, Greene R, Lesch AB, Le JM, Pinsky HM, Rooney DM. Simulation-based medical emergencies education for dental students: a three-year evaluation. J Dent Educ 2019;83(8):973-980. https://doi.org/10.21815/jde.019.084
  20. Le JM, Squarize CH, Castilho RM. Histone modifications: Targeting head and neck cancer stem cells. World J Stem Cells 2014;6(5):511-25. https://doi.org/10.4252/wjsc.v6.i5.511
  21. Pinsky HM, Le JM, Sweier DG, Marti K. Dental students' ability to locate emergency equipment-lessons learned from aviation. Eur J Dent Educ 2018;22(1):e19-e25. https://doi.org/10.1111/eje.12251