William V Giannobile

William K and Mary Anne Najjar Professor of Dentistry, Professor of Dentistry


Periodontics & Oral Medicine





Dr. William Giannobile is the Najjar Endowed Professor & Chair of the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He is also a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the College of Engineering. He received his DDS and MS in Oral Biology from the University of Missouri. He later received his Certificate in Periodontology and Doctor of Medical Sciences in Oral Biology from Harvard University. He completed postdoctoral training in Molecular Biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Giannobile previously served as a faculty member at Harvard and the Forsyth Institute. He has served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Genoa Medical School Biotechnology Institute and in the Department of Periodontology at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London. Dr. Giannobile’s continuously NIH funded research program over the past 20 years has focused on Oral and Periodontal Regenerative Medicine, Tissue Engineering and Personalized Medicine. Dr. Giannobile currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Dental Research, the official journal of the International Association for Dental Research. He is a past-president of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation. Dr. Giannobile is a consultant to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Dental Devices. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a Fellow of the American and International Colleges of Dentists. He currently serves as the Co-Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded Michigan-Pittsburgh-Wyss Regenerative Medicine Resource Center that focuses on the translation of regenerative technologies to the clinical arena. Dr. Giannobile is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and participates in a practice limited to periodontics and implant dentistry in Ann Arbor.