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Dr Mark  Schifter


Dr Mark Schifter

BDS, MDSC, MSNDRCSEd, M Oral Med, RCSEd, FFD RSCI (Oral Med), FRACDS (Oral Med)

Oral Pathologist and Specialist in Oral Medicine

Mark Schifter is an A/Professor in Oral Medicine School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney. He obtained his specialist qualifications in Oral Medicine, also from the University of Sydney in 1998. He also holds Memberships (by examination) in Special Needs Dentistry and Oral Medicine from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburg and Fellowships in Oral Medicine (by examination) from the Faculty of Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (FFD RCSI (Oral Med) and Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS (Oral Med). He is the current Convenor/Coordinator of the specialist-training program in Oral Medicine of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sydney.Mark is a Staff Specialist in Oral Medicine, Department of Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Special Needs Dentistry at Westmead Hospital. He holds the following clinical appointments at Westmead: Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Department of Haematology; Oral Immunology Clinic; and the Head and Neck Cancer Clinic, Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre, Westmead Hospital. He has had over 20 years in specialist oral medicine practice and direct practical experience in the assessment and care of medically-complex patients, both in the out-patient and in-patient setting. Mark also holds appointments as a Consultant in Oral Medicine with the Skin Hospital (Darlinghurst) and Chris O’Brien Lifehouse (Head and Neck Cancer Clinic).He has contributed to the training of all the current oral medicine specialists in NSW and is involved in the teaching of trainee dermatologists, haematologists, immunologists and head and neck surgeons. He is an Examiner for the Primaries of the RACDS, with a particular emphasis on clinical pharmacology. He has over 50 scientific publications, a contributor to the textbook, Burket’s Oral Medicine and on the editorial board of the journal Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology and a reviewer for a number of journals, including the Australian Dental Journal.

Professional Biography