James C. Melville, DDS, FACS

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Dr. James Melville is an associate professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry and specializes in oral, head, and neck oncology, and microvascular reconstructive surgery. He graduated from University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 2005 and completed a general practice residency at University of California, San Francisco in 2006. He completed a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery in 2012, followed by fellowships in oral, head, and neck oncology, and microvascular reconstructive surgery at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. He was appointed UT OMS internship director in 2017.

Dr. Melville was awarded the Faculty Educator Development Award (FEDA) in 2019 by the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), an award given to promising young academic surgeons. He was awarded the AAOMS Advocacy Challenge Coin by the association’s board of trustees and committee on government affairs in 2020. AAOMS designed the Challenge Coin to recognize oral and maxillofacial surgeons who have made significant advocacy contributions on behalf of the association. The AAOMS Challenge Coin is awarded to those elite few who transcend the efforts of their colleagues to further the specialty through advocacy.

Dr. Melville is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a fellow of AAOMS, the American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons.

He has written a Springer textbook on maxillofacial reconstruction and contributed to 18 chapters in textbooks concerning oral and maxillofacial surgery, oncology, maxillofacial reconstruction, microvascular reconstruction, and tissue engineering. In addition, he is the author of more than 25 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Triple OOOO Journal, Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, and Journal of Tissue Engineering.