Rafik Abdelsayed

Professor

Rafik Abdelsayed

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pathology

Bio

Dr. Abdelsayed is board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, and a diplomate of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology since 1991. He is a Professor of Pathology, Director of the Biopsy Services and Diagnostic Laboratory. He is Chief of the Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Section in the department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Dental Medicine-GRU. Dr. Abdelsayed holds a joint appointment as an Associate Professor in the department of Anatomical and Surgical Pathology, School of Medicine, GRU. He serves as a consultant to clinicians who refer their patients for clinical evaluation, biopsy procedures and microscopic diagnosis.

  • (706) 721-7786
  • GC 2246

Education

  • DDS, Dentistry Indiana University - Purdue Un, 1993

  • MS, Oral Pathology Specialty Indiana University - Purdue Un, 1990

  • BDS, Dentistry Cairo University - Faculty of, 1980

Certifications

  • BCOP Am Brd of Oral Pathology, 1991

  • DEN Georgia Board of Dentistry, 1996

  • DEN Indiana State Dental Board, 1996

Awards & Honors

  • Judson C. Hickey Award of Excellence College of Dental Medicine - Augusta University, 2013

  • Outstanding Faculty Award The American College of Dentists, 2009

  • Teaching Excellence Award College of Dental Medicine- Augusta University, 2009

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Omicron Kappa Upsilon, 2008

  • Outstanding Faculty Award -- 2004 The American College of Dentists, 2004

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • DPAT 5001

    Appl Pathology for Dentistry
  • ODOM 5001

    Introduction to Oral Medicine
  • OBMP 9210

    Invest of Problem
  • PERI 5002

    Non-Surgical Periodontics
  • DPAT 5003

    Oral Pathology
  • DPAT 5004

    Oral Pathology Board Review
  • DHYG 3250

    Pathology
  • PERR 7001

    Periodontal Therapy Seminar
  • OBMP 8003

    Topics in Oral Biology 3
  • OBPR 8003

    Topics in Oral Biology III
  • DPAT 5002

    Clinical Pathology Conferences
  • RADD 5002

    Dental Radiologic Interpretati
  • SPDS 5001

    Special Dental Studies
  • OBPR 8540

    Advanced Oral Pathology I
  • OBMP 5002

    Bioclinical Seminar II

Teaching Interests

1) Head and neck surgical pathology 2) Oral precancerous and cancer 3) Salivary gland tumors 4) Odontogenic cysts and tumors

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • The Role of AMP-Activated Protein Kinase and Relevance for the Human Condition, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The Role of Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase in a Murine Model of Gingivitis, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The Status of Glucocorticoid-Induced Leucine Zipper Protein in Salivary Glands in Sjögren's Syndrome: Predictive and Prognostic Potentials, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Lingual Gingival Cyst of the Adult, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Retrospective study on idiopathic bone cavity and its association with cemento-osseous dysplasia, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

1) Oral cancer 2) Odontogenic tumors 3) Bone biology

Department Service

  • Diagnostic Laboratory Services 1996 - 2016

    Role: Other

College Service

  • Student Affairs Committee 2010 - 2016

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Teaching Excellence & Outstanding Faculty Awards Committee 2009 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Faculty Development 1999 - 2003

    Role: Committee Member
  • Grievance Committee 1999 - 2003

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Journal Editorial 1996 - 2016

    Role: Editor
  • The American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology 2003 - 2004

    Role: Committee Member

Public Service

  • Various outside pathology laboratory services 1996 - 2016

    Role: Other