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Donald B. Giddon, DMD, PhD, a former Dean of New York University (NYU), was Professor of Anesthesiology at the NYU School of Medicine and Professor of Psychology in the NYU Faculty of Arts and Science. In addition, he is now a Consultant in Psychology, Pain Management Center, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Clinical Professor of Developmental Biology at Harvard, Clinical Professor of Community Health Emeritus at Brown University School of Medicine, Clinical Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Clinical Professor of Epidemiology and Health Promotion at NYUm and Clinical Professor at Stony Brook University, Health Sciences Center. He has also been a professor and Associate Dean at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Previously, he held positions as Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Aarhus, Denmark, University of Groningen in the Netherlands, McGill University, Montreal, while serving as Founding Director of the Research Institute of the Royal Victoria Hospital, and as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. In addition to having served as a Trustee of Emerson College and now the Berkshire Theatre Group, Dr. Giddon has also been a Visiting Physician at New York University Hospital and on the medical staff of Brookdale Hospital in New York.
Dr. Giddon received his DMD from Harvard University and his PhD in Psychology from Brandeis University following an AB degree from Brown University and a MA from Boston University, also in psychology.
The author of more than 100 published articles, abstracts, reviews and books, and over 120 lectures on self-image, the psychophysiology of stress and disease, pain and facial deformity, and the physical bases of the perception of facial and body appearance, Dr. Giddon continues to be involved in teaching and research, private practice and consulting. He has also been instrumental in the development of methods for evaluating effectiveness and safety of local anesthetics.
Dr. Giddon is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Public Health Association, International College of Psychosomatic Medicine, Royal Society of Medicine, and the American Psychological Association; a member of Sigma XI, the American Psychosomatic Society, Charter Member of the American Pain Society; and listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World. He has been scientific consultant for Astra Pharmaceutical Company and Richardson-Vicks, responsible for worldwide clinical trials of local anesthetics.
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