• The University of Western Australia (M512), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 936 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
20052020

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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Omar Kujan received his PhD degree from the University of Manchester, School of Dentistry in 2006. He was then appointed by the University of Manchester as a Clinical Research Fellow to develop and assess an innovative oral cytobrush. Afterwards, he took a training post at the Oral Pathology Department, Guy's Hospital, King's College of London, United Kingdom. He has most recently joined the Oral Health Centre and School of Dentistry at the University of Western Australia in 2016 as a senior lecturer and lead discipline in oral pathology.

His research expertise areas fall in the field of oral cancer screening, oral potentially malignant disorders, biomarkers for the prediction and prognostication of oral cancer and potentially malignant disorders, molecular pathology of oral carcinogenesis, and chemopreventive approaches.

His work has been rewarded by his contribution to the 2020 updated classification of oral potentially malignant disorders by WHO Collaborating Centre for Oral Cancer. His proposed binary grading system of oral epithelial dysplasia has been adopted by the WHO classification of Head and Neck Tumours. Dr Kujan is the lead of Oral Medicine & Pathology research group at UWA Dental School and he has achieved a remarkable track record demonstrated by his successful research grant applications and publication of high-impact research papers. He currently supervises 4 PhD students and several DMD students. He is acting as an associate editor to BMC Oral Health and he regularly reviews to leading journals in the field of dentistry, cancer and oral diseases.

Roles and responsibilities

-Research Coordinator

-Graduate Research Coordinator

-Research Integrity Advisor

-DENT4121, DENT4122 (Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences), DENT5401, DENT5405  Unit Coordinator

Teaching overview

He has developed an extensive teaching experience built on his academic work for 12 years. He was responsible for delivering dental courses in relation to oral diagnostic sciences theoretically and clinically on both levels undergraduate and postgraduate.

Research

His research expertise areas fall in the field of oral cancer screening, oral potentially malignant disorders, biomarkers for the prediction and prognostication of oral cancer and potentially malignant disorders, molecular pathology of oral carcinogenesis, and chemopreventive approaches, as well as dental education.

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Research Output

  • 936 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
  • 47 Article
  • 12 Review article
  • 4 Chapter
  • 1 Abstract/Meeting Abstract

Chronic disease comorbidity in patients with oral leukoplakia: A matched case-control study

Giudice, L. W., Graff, E. A., Haripersad, Y., Frydrych, A. M., Parsons, R., Kujan, O. & Farah, C. S., 27 Feb 2020, In : Oral Diseases.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Clinico-pathological correlation of optical fluorescence imaging in oral mucosal lesions

    Tiwari, L., Kujan, O. & Farah, C., 21 Mar 2020, In : Oral Diseases.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders: A Systematic Review

    Kujan, O., van Schaijik, B. & Farah, C., 2020, In : Cancers. 12, 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
    File
    16 Downloads (Pure)

    Is individualism suicidogenic? Findings from a multi-national study of young adults from 12 countries

    Eskin, M., Tran, U. S., Carta, M. G., Poyrazli, S., Flood, C., Mechri, A., Shaheen, A., Janghorbani, M., Khader, Y. S., Yoshimasu, K., Sun, J. M., Kujan, O., Abuidhail, J., Aidoudi, K., Bakhshi, S., Harlak, H., Moro, M. F., Phillips, L., Hamdan, M., Abuderman, A. & 2 others, Tsuno, K. & Voracek, M., 3 Apr 2020, In : Frontiers in Psychiatry. 11, 259.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • 106 Downloads (Pure)

    Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer in Arab Nations

    Kujan, O., Idrees, M. & Farah, C., 2020, Handbook of Healthcare in the Arab World. Laher, I. (ed.). Netherlands: Springer

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter