Raja Kummoona

Iraqi Board for Medical Specializations

Prof. Raja Kummoona, Emeritus Professor of Maxillofacial Surgery at the Iraqi Board for Medical Specializations, is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (FRS), and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FDSRCS) in the UK. He was a Research Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (1975‒1977), President of the Iraqi Dental Society (1977‒1985), and Registrar of Primary FDSRCS in Iraq (1985‒1990). He was awarded the title of most distinguished professor of the University of Baghdad (1991‒1992), and was one of the 40 top scientists in Iraq to be awarded a gold medal by the president for 3 years (2000‒2002). He has pioneered many TMJ surgical procedures and treatments for maxillofacial injuries, orbit tumors and facial war injuries worldwide. He contributed to research in cancer and developed postgraduate studies in maxillofacial surgery in Iraq. He is the editor of eight books on maxillofacial surgery, he has published 136 original papers in distinguished national and international journals and is a member of the editorial board of 29 international distinguished journals. He is the President of the Iraqi Society of Maxillofacial Surgery, a founder member of the International Society of Head and Neck Trauma, and Founder and former Chairman of the Council of Maxillofacial Surgery, Iraqi Board for Medical Specializations (1993‒2010).

Raja Kummoona

3books edited

7chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Raja Kummoona

Temporomandibular Joint - Surgical Reconstruction and Management is an outstanding book that deals with recent advances in the surgical and therapeutic management of temporomandibular disease. The book discusses the most difficult diseases of the TMJ including ankylosis of the joint in both adults and children. The series of operations carried out for the treatment of first arch syndrome, and recent techniques advocated by the editor for dislocation and subluxation are described. Among the therapeutic and diagnostic tools used and advocated by the authors are the electronic stethoscope for the detection of disc movements and hypermobility of the joint, and orthodontic treatment for the correction of occlusions and to eliminate pain in the joint. This book is highly recommended to all surgeons practicing TMJ surgery, including oral,maxillofacial, craniofacial and ENT surgeons, neurosurgeons, and postgraduate students.

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