Dean and Head of the UWA Dental School
SDL-12 (2018)

Professor Camile S Farah

Professor Farah is Dean and Head of the UWA Dental School, Director of the Oral Health Centre of WA, and Professor of Oral Oncology at the University of Western Australia. Professor Farah is a registered specialist in Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology with sub-specialty training in Oral Oncology. He has interests in clinical oral medicine (mucosal pathology, salivary gland diseases, orofacial pain), diagnostic head and neck pathology (oral cancer and precancer), and oral and maxillofacial radiology (Cone Beam CT). He maintains a part-time private practice in Oral Medicine, is Consultant Oral Pathologist to Qscan Radiology Clinics, and is a member of the Head & Neck Cancer Multidisciplinary Team at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth. He is Director of the Australian Centre for Oral Oncology Research & Education (ACORE), where he undertakes clinical and translational research into head and neck cancer early detection, molecular diagnostics, and imaging. Professor Farah has authored 135 peer reviewed publications including 15 book chapters, and has attracted approximately $6 million in competitive research funding. His research interests in oral oncology span optical imaging systems (Optical Fluorescence Imaging and Narrow Band Imaging), molecular genomics (Next Generation Sequencing), and clinical trials in early cancer detection and surgical margin delineation. Professor Farah established ACORE in an effort to leverage his academic, clinical and industry partnerships for the advancement of oral oncology translational research, personalized patient care, patient and clinician education and professional development, and overall advocacy for patients with head and neck cancer. Professor Farah is a Fellow of the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia, the International Academy of Oral Oncology, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons, the International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He serves on the editorial boards for several journals, and is a regular speaker at national and international meetings. He is the Immediate Past President of the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia and served as its Inaugural President, immediate Past President of the Australian & New Zealand Division of the International Association for Dental Research, Vice Chairman of the Australian Dental Research Foundation and past Chair of its Research Advisory Committee.