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School of Dental Medicine

Kanchan Ganda

Professor and Head, Division of Medicine

Kanchan Ganda

Kanchan Ganda

Professor and Head, Division of Medicine

Phone (617) 636-4055
1 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA 02111
Biography: 

Kanchan Ganda, MD is Professor and Head, Division of Medicine, Department of Comprehensive Care at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) and Associate Staff at the Department of Dentistry, Tufts Medical Center. She is a licensed physician and has been on faculty at TUSDM since 1980. Dr. Ganda serves as the Course Director & teacher for the Pre-doctoral Year 1-3 Medicine Programs as well as the Post-doctoral Medicine Course. In addition to her curriculum development and teaching responsibilities, Dr. Ganda holds numerous other appointments overseeing programs and initiatives for HIV/AIDS patients (Ryan White HIV/AIDS Dental Reimbursement Program), medically complex patients, victims of domestic violence-intimate partner violence (Dental Outreach To Survivors/DOTS Program), and urgent care in the underserved populations (SUPPORT Program). She is sole author of the text, “Dentists Guide to Medical Conditions, Medications & Complications”, initially published in 2008, and then republished again as a second edition, in 2013. She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, research grants and community recognition. Dr. Ganda earned her medical degree in 1973 from G.S. Medical College and upon graduation, completed her Medical Internship and Residency in Anesthesiology at King Edward Memorial Hospital, Bombay India.

Education: 
Medical, Seth G.S. Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Bombay, India, 1973
Premedical, Jai Hind College, Bombay, India, 1969
Professional Experience: 
2017-Present:

Director, Oral Medicine Resident Formal Project, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

2017-Present:

Creator & Principal Collaborator: Intercollegiate DOTS Program with Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

2002-Present:

Professor, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1994-Present:

Graduate Faculty, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1992-Present:

AHA Regional Faculty, American Heart Association (AHA) BLS CPR Training Center (TC) Lead

1991-Present:

Associate Staff, Department of Dentistry, New England Medical Center Hospital

1991-Present:

Head, Division of Medicine, Department of Comprehensive Care, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1991-Present:

Medical Consultant, Pre & Post Doctoral Dental Clinics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1995-2002:

Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1991-1995:

Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Selected Honors and Awards: 
The Dean’s Award for Excellence in Pre-Clinical Teaching, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 2012
The Dean’s Award for Excellence in Basic Science Teaching, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 2011, 2007
Richard Allard Award for Excellence in Prevention of Abuse and Neglect, Massachusetts Dental Society’s (MDS) Committee, 2009
Commendation by Tufts University President, Lawrence S. Bacow, for contributing Dental Medicine I to the Tufts Open Course Ware (OCW) initiative, 2006
Excellence in Implementation of Health Policies at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine: Recognized in Accreditation Committee Reports, 2008 & 2001
Outstanding Faculty Award, Tufts University, 1999
The Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1996
Selected to Honorary Membership, XI-XI Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Dental Honor Society, 1995
Excellence in Predoctoral Medicine Program, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine: Recognition by Accreditation Committee Chair, 1994
Professional Memberships: 
2006-Present: Boston AIDS Consortium, Appointed Member