Professor Camile Farah is a registered specialist in both Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology with sub-specialty training in Oral Oncology. He is co-editor and co-author of the textbook “Contemporary Oral Medicine” which is the most authoritative and comprehensive textbook in the specialty of Oral Medicine. He has interests in clinical oral medicine (mucosal pathology, salivary gland diseases, orofacial pain), diagnostic head and neck pathology (oral cancer and precancer), and oral and maxillofacial radiology (bone diseases). In addition to maintaining private practice in Oral Medicine at Perth Oral Medicine & Dental Sleep Centre, he is Consultant Oral Pathologist to Qscan Radiology Group, Member of the Head and Neck Cancer Multidisciplinary Team at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Chairman of the Australian Dental Research Foundation, President of the Asia Pacific Region of the International Association for Dental Research, and Director of the Australian Centre for Oral Oncology Research & Education. 

Professor Farah is a Fellow of the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia, the International Academy of Oral Oncology, the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, the International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy, in addition to being a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Professor Farah obtained his undergraduate dental degree from the University of Western Australia, a PhD in Oral Pathology & Immunology, and his specialist training in Oral Medicine & Oral Pathology at the University of Queensland. He also holds a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership. He has held various leadership roles over the last 25 years in academia, research, industry and the private sector. He is the former Dean and Head of the UWA Dental School, and Director of the Oral Health Centre of WA at the University of Western Australia, Past President of the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia and served as its Inaugural President, Past President of the Australian & New Zealand Division of the International Association for Dental Research, and past Chairman of the Research Advisory Committee of the Australian Dental Research Foundation. 

Professor Farah has authored more than 165 peer reviewed publications including 18 book chapters, and has personally attracted $7.5 million in competitive research funding, in addition to being involved in raising another $10 million in research infrastructure funding. His research interests in oral oncology span optical imaging systems (Optical Fluorescence Imaging and Narrow Band Imaging), molecular genomics (Next Generation Sequencing), and clinical trials in early cancer detection and surgical margin delineation. He is Associate Editor of the “Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine” and the journal “Oral Cancer”, and a Reviewing Editor for the journal “Oral Diseases”, and is a regular speaker at national and international meetings. 

Professor Farah has owned and operated private practices in dentistry, oral medicine and diagnostic imaging. He established the Australian Centre for Oral Oncology Research & Education in an effort to leverage his academic, clinical and industry partnerships for the advancement of oral oncology translational research, personalised patient care, patient and clinician education and professional development, and overall advocacy for patients with head and neck cancer. 

  • Professional Affiliations Director, Australian Centre for Oral Oncology Research & Education; Chairman, Australian Dental Research Foundation; Professor of Oral Oncology UWA; Member, Head and Neck Cancer Multidisciplinary Team, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital; Fellow, Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia; Fellow, International Academy of Oral Oncology; Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (Oral Medicine); Fellow, International College of Dentists; Fellow, Pierre Fauchard Academy; Member, Australian Dental Association; Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Certifications BDSc, MDSc (OralMed OralPath), PhD, GCEd (HE), GCExLead, FRACDS (OralMed), FOMAA, FIAOO, FICD, FPFA, MAICD
  • Special Interests Oral Mucosal Diseases, Oral Cancer and Precancerous Pathology, Salivary Gland Disorders, Bone Pathology, Orofacial Pain
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Professor Camile Farah

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