Dentist Profile

Ellen Eisenberg, D.M.D.

Professor and Section Chair, Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences, UConn School of Dental Medicine
Associate Professor, Division of Anatomic Pathology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UConn School of Medicine
Director, Oral Pathology Biopsy Service
Office Locations:

University Dentists
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030

Board Certifications:
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Education and Training:
Undergraduate SchoolCity College of New YorkPre-Medical/Pre-Dental Biology
Dental SchoolUniversity of Pennsylvania School of Dental MedicineDentistry
FellowshipHarvard University School of Dental MedicineOral Medicine and Pathology
ResidencyHarvard University School of Dental MedicineOral Medicine and Pathology
Honors and Awards:
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Distinguished Faculty AwardUniversity of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine Alumni Board
Medical Staff Award of Excellence, John Dempsey HospitalUniversity of Connecticut Health Center
Kaiser-Permanente Outstanding Teacher Award (1987, 1988, 2000)University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, Phi Chi ChapterUniversity of Connecticut
Hospital Affiliation:
  • Connecticut Children's Medical Center
  • Hartford Hospital
  • John Dempsey Hospital
Clinical Interests:

Oral mucous membrane diseases (autoimmune), oral cancer and precancer, and oral and maxillofacial diagnostic challenges related to hard and soft tissues

Research Interests:

Clinical Research:
Diagnosis and pathogenesis of oral premalignant and cancerous lesions

Basic Science Research:
Oral carcinogenesis

Selected Publications:

Peer Reviewed Publications

Contemporary concepts in the diagnosis of oral cancer and precancer. Natarajan, Easwar; Eisenberg, Ellen. (2011). Dental clinics of North America, 1, (55), 63-88.

Smoking and drinking in relation to depressive symptoms among persons with oral cancer or oral epithelial dysplasia. Morse, Douglas E; Psoter, Walter J; Baek, Linda S; Eisenberg, Ellen; Cohen, Donald; Cleveland, Deborah; Mohit-Tabatabai, Mirseyed; Reisine, Susan. (2010). Head & neck, 5, (32), 578-87.

Breast cancer metastatic to the mandible misdiagnosed as parotitis: report of a case. Panossian, Marieange; Gady, Jacob; Natarajan, Easwar; Eisenberg, Ellen. (2009). Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 6, (67), 1333-7.

Smoking and drinking in relation to oral cancer and oral epithelial dysplasia. Morse, Douglas E; Psoter, Walter J; Cleveland, Deborah; Cohen, Donald; Mohit-Tabatabai, Mireseyed; Kosis, Diane L; Eisenberg, Ellen. (2007). Cancer causes & control : CCC, 9, (18), 919-29.

Oral lichen planus and oral lichenoid lesions: diagnostic and therapeutic considerations. Al-Hashimi, Ibtisam; Schifter, Mark; Lockhart, Peter B; Wray, David; Brennan, Michael; Migliorati, Cesar A; Axéll, Tony; Bruce, Alison J; Carpenter, William; Eisenberg, Ellen; Epstein, Joel B; Holmstrup, Palle; Jontell, Mats; Lozada-Nur, Francina; Nair, Raj; Silverman, Bud; Thongprasom, Kobkan; Thornhill, Martin; Warnakulasuriya, Saman; van der Waal, Isaäc. (2007). Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics, SUPPL., (103 Suppl), S25.e1-12.