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Nabil Abaza

Nabil Abaza, PhD, MS, DMD

Professor Emeritus


Department: Surgery

Education

  • DMD - University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (1975)
  • PhD - Pathology, University of Pittsburgh (1973)
  • MS - Oral Surgery, University of Pittsburgh (1963)
  • Oral Surgery Residencies: Allegheny General Hospital (1963), Magee-Women's Hospital (1962), University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (1961)
  • Pathology Fellowship - U.S. Public Health Service, National Institute of Health (1972)

Awards & Honors

  • Award for top ranking of the Class of 1958 for the School of Dentistry at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt

Teaching Awards:

  • Special Golden Apple Award for outstanding contribution to student education. Presented by Class of 1998 at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University
  • Lindback Award for Excellence In Teaching the Basic Sciences
  • Golden Apple Award for best teacher of the sophomore class of 1989 at the Medical College of Pennsylvania
  • Golden Apple Award for best teacher of the sophomore class of 1983 at the Medical College of Pennsylvania

Dr. Nabil Abaza is a professor emeritus in the Department of Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine. He has retired from clinical practice.

Postgraduate Training

  • Organ Culture Training at W. Alton Jones Cell Science Center, Lake Placid, N.Y. (1972)
  • Special Fellowship to obtain a PhD in pathology at the U.S. Public Health Service, National Institute of Health (1972)
  • Tissue Culture and Electron Microscopy Training at the University of Pittsburgh (1971)
  • Electron Microscopy Training at Northeastern University (1971)
  • Trainee in General Pathology at Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. (1970)
  • Electron Microscopy Training at the University of Pittsburgh (1970)
  • Fellowship to obtain a PhD in pathology at the U.S. Public Health Service, National Institute of Health (1969)
  • General anesthesia trainee at Allegheny General Hospital (1963)

Research Interests

Dental pain

Research

Selected Research

"Etodalac: Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamic Dental Pain Study"
Principal investigator 1993-1994

"A Double-Blind, Single-Dose, Parallel Comparison of the Analgesic Efficacy, Safety, Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Relationships of PEM-420 (75, 50 and 25 mg), Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, and Placebo in patients following oral surgery"
Co-investigator 1993-1994

"A Comparative Analgesic Efficacy Study of Ibuprofen Effervescent vs. Placebo in Postsurgical Dental Pain with Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Evaluation"
Principal investigator 1991-1992

"A Double-Blind, Randomized, Parallel Group Study of the Acute Analgesic Efficacy of Naprelan in Patients Following Oral Surgery - Inpatient Phase"
Principal investigator 1991-1992

"A Double-Blind, Randomized, Parallel Group Study of the Acute Analgesic Efficacy of Naprelan in Patients Following Oral Surgery - Outpatient Phase"
Principal investigator 1991-1992

"Lornoxicam: A Therapeutic Dose Range Finding Study Using Pre- and Post-Surgical Dosing"
Principal investigator 1990-1992

"Tramadol Hydrochloride: Efficacy Compared to Codeine Sulfate, Aspirin with Codeine Phosphate and Placebo in Dental Extraction Pain"
Co-investigator 1988-1990

"Bladder Cancer - Meniscus Gradient and Matrix Culture"
National Bladder Cancer Project, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD (Grant)
Co-investigator 1979-1981

"Metaplasia and Neoplasia in the Heterotopic Rat Bladder"
National Bladder Cancer Project, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD (Grant)
Co-investigator 6-1-1975 thru 5-31-1978, Co-principal investigator 1977-1978

"Bladder Cancer - Meniscus Gradient and Matrix Culture"
National Bladder Cancer Project, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD (Grant)
Co-investigator 6-1-1975 thru 5-31-1978, Co-principal investigator 1977-1978

"Bladder Cancer in Meniscus Gradient Tissue Culture"
National Bladder Cancer Project, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD (Grant)
Co-investigator 6-1-1972 thru 5-31-1975

"Diagnostic Characterization of Mammary Tumors"
National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD (Contract)
Co-investigator 6-28-1972 thru 6-27-1975


Contact Information


Academic Office

Department of Surgery
245 N. 15th Street
Mail Stop 413
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.762.3451