Nadeem Karimbux

Nadeem Karimbux

(617) 636-6636
Research/Areas of Interest:

Dr. Karimbux conducts educational research, clinical trials and systematic reviews of the literature


  • M.M.Sc., Harvard School of Dental Medicine, United States, 1993
  • D.M.D., Harvard School of Dental Medicine, United States, 1991
  • B.Sc., University of Massachusetts, United States, 1986


Dr. Nadeem Karimbux was appointed dean of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in July 2019. He also serves as professor in the Department of Periodontology.

Before joining TUSDM in 2012, Dr. Karimbux served in numerous positions at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), including director of predoctoral periodontology, program director of the Advanced Graduate Education Program in Periodontology and in 1998, assistant dean for dental education. Dr. Karimbux has served on the board of editors for the Journal of Dental Education and as an associate editor for the Journal of Periodontology and MedEdPORTAL. He is the editor for the Journal of Dental Education and the online editor for Carranza's Clinical Periodontology textbook.

Dr. Karimbux has received numerous honors during his academic career, including the G.W. Teuscher Award from the American Society of Dentistry for Children, the Periodontal Educator Award from the American Academy of Periodontology, and Distinguished Faculty Awards from Harvard School of Dental Medicine. In 2010, he received the Presidential Citation from the American Dental Education Association. He has published more than 100 papers, authored textbooks, and lectured worldwide. In 2015, he received the Provost's Award for Outstanding Teaching and Service from the University.

Dr. Karimbux received his D.M.D. from HSDM in 1991 and his M.M.Sc. and Graduate Certificate in periodontology from HSDM in 1993.