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American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons elects first woman president

May 09, 2018 Washington — The American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons announced April 26 it elected Dr. Stephanie Drew as its 26th president — the first woman elected to the college's chief executive position.
    
Dr. Drew is an associate professor of surgery at Emory University School of Medicine's division of oral and maxillofacial surgery in Atlanta. She received her dental degree from Farleigh Dickenson University College of Dental Medicine and completed her oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.
    
"We have chosen a proven leader who exemplifies the surgical excellence, academic citizenship and collegiality which ACOMS emphasizes," said Dr. R. Bryan Bell, immediate past president, in a news release. "Her vision for the college will strengthen and sustain its place in the training of current and future oral and maxillofacial surgeons."
    
Prior to joining Emory, Dr. Drew was a senior partner at the New York Center for Orthognathic and Maxillofacial Surgery for 23 years. She also served as attending physician at Stony Brook University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center and was a clinical assistant professor at Hofstra Medical School and the State University of New York at Stony Brook.