Raymond Melrose, DDS, Founder

dr raymond melroseDr. Raymond Melrose was our founding pathologist. He was one of the longest practicing Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists in the country.  He identified and characterized several now well-known diseases that affect the oral cavity including necrotizing sialometaplasia, cemento-osseous dysplasia and segmental odontomaxillary dysplasia.  

Dr. Melrose was inducted as a Fellow to the International College of Dentists (2009) and American College of Dentists (2003). He received numerous awards from the American Cancer Society, including the Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award (2005), the Capitol Dome Award (1996) and the National St. George Medal Award (2009).

In 2010, Dr. Melrose was awarded the prestigious Service to Society Award from the Northwestern University Alumni Association for his long standing efforts for state, national and international tobacco control. Dr. Melrose also received, on multiple occasions, the award for Most Outstanding Volunteer Faculty Member at Keck School of Medicine of USC and LAC+USC County Hospital for the Department of Pathology.

Dr. Melrose held Board Certification as an Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist and was also a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.  Sadly, Dr. Melrose passed away in October 2018.  Although he is no longer with us, his memory will live on not only as a fantastic diagnostician but also as a wonderful human being.  He will be missed.