Raja Kummoona

Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research

Professor Raja Kummoona is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FDSRCS), Emeritus professor of Maxillofacial Surgery of Iraqi Board for Medical Specializations, Fellow Royal Society of Medicine, Research Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of England from 1975 to 1977, President of Iraqi Dental Society (1977-1985), Registrar of Primary FDSRCS in Iraq (1985-1990), the most distinguished professor of the University of Baghdad (1991-1992), one of 40 top scientist in Iraq awarded a gold medal for 3 years (2000-2002) by presidential celebration. He has had many publications and contribution to science by advocating many surgical procedures and research in cancer surgery and flap reconstruction, TMJ surgery and maxillofacial injuries, orbit tumors and missile war injuries of the face with advancing surgery of war injuries of the face worldwide. He has contributed to research in cancer and has developed post graduate studies in maxillofacial surgery in Iraq. He is the Editor of Neck Dissection - Clinical Application and Recent Advances (February, 2012, IntechOpen), Surgical Reconstruction of the Temporomandibular Joint (2013), Germany, Editor of the book Disease of the TMJ, Surgical Reconstruction, Clinical & Experimental Studies (April, 2014, Science PG), Missile War Injuries of the Face, Maxillofacial Injuries in Road Traffic (book published by Science PG, 2014), and Jaw Lymphoma and Orofacial Tumors (2015, book published by Science PG), editor of the book "Bone Grafting - Recent Advances with Special References to Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery" (December, 2018, IntechOpen), editor of the book Craniofacial Deformity and Normal Variations of Jaws Relationship (OMICS International, in press). He is Co-editor of the book Maxillofacial Surgery and Craniofacial Deformity (2020, IntechOpen). He is a member of the editorial board of 29 international distinguished journals, President of Society of Iraqi Maxillofacial Surgery, a founding member of the International Society of Head Neck Trauma, 2015, London, and Chairman of the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad 1982-2000. He is a member of the Council of College of Dentistry (1975-2000), Founder and Chairman council of Maxillofacial Surgery, Iraqi Board for Medical Specializations (1993-2010). He has about 129 papers published and is an eminent figure in craniofacial surgery in the Middle East. He published 131 original papers in distinguished national and international journals.

2books edited

5chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Raja Kummoona

This valuable book presents clinical experiences and research of bone grafting. Bone grafting is an essential technique practiced by craniofacial, maxillofacial, orthopedic, neuro, reconstructive and oral surgeons. Bone grafting can be used for reconstruction and restoring missing bone in trauma and tumor surgery of the facial bone or in road traffic accidents with multiple injuries and in post-traumatic missile war injuries to the face or limbs. Bone grafts, in the form of Kummoona Chondro-Ossous graft or Costo-Chondral graft, are used for reconstruction of damage TMJ for restoration of growth, function, and repair. Bone grafting is a surgical procedure where the iliac crest or rib or tibia is used to perform grafting. In this book, we examine the experimental studies on rabbits to understand the cellular changes associated with bone grafting. From this, we noticed that mesenchymal stem cells and growth factor are released from platelets and these play an important role in healing the bone graft. We recommend this valuable book to all cranio-maxillofacial, orthopedic, plastic, reconstructive, neuro and oral surgeons and to all postgraduate students studying bone grafting.

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