Dr. Justin Kirkwood
We are excited to announce the addition of Dr. Justin Kirkwood to our practice at Greater Philadelphia Oral Surgery. Dr. Kirkwood joined our practice on July 24th, 2023 and is available at our Elkins Park location Monday-Friday.
Dr. Kirkwood is originally from Ithaca, NY and is the oldest of four children. He received a BS in Microbiology with a minor in Medical Humanities from Davidson College in 2015. He then attended University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where he graduated with his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry Degree in 2019. While at Penn he also received honors in Community Oral Health and Medically Complex Care Clinic. As a fourth year dental student he was also awarded the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Undergraduate Dental Student Award.
He subsequently relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio to complete his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC). He graduated with his certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in July 2023, and had the privilege of serving as chief resident during his final year. His training gained him experience in all faucets of oral and maxillofacial surgery, with emphasis on: dentoalveolar surgery, general anesthesia/procedural sedation, orthognathic surgery, maxillofacial trauma surgery, surgical and non-surgical management of TMJ disorders, and placement of dental implants. He also had the unique opportunity of completing his pediatric anesthesia training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (CCHMC), currently ranked the #1 children’s hospital in the country. Dr. Kirkwood is up to date and maintains certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS).
Dr. Kirkwood has publications in the areas of bone grafting and recently co-authored a text book chapter on orthognathic surgery. He volunteers his time and has been active in the Relay for Life for several years and has been involved with Mercy Ships. He looks forward to participating in future medical/dental mission trips.
When not in the office Justin enjoys spending time with friends and family, working out, traveling, and re-discovering downtown Philadelphia. His fiancée Lin is originally from the area and practices as a pharmacist. They are both very excited for their upcoming wedding in September.
We are pleased to welcome him to our office and can’t wait for you all to meet him.