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Orthodontic Faculty

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Timothy Levine, DMD, CDABO

Director of Orthodontics, Jacobi Medical Center

Dr. Timothy Levine is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Connecticut in 2008 and did a hospital-based general practice residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, NY. He received his certificate in orthodontics, also from St, Barnabas Hospital. During his orthodontic residency, he was awarded Orthodontic Resident of the Year and was also the recipient of the prestigious Herzberg Award. In 2012, he became the first fellow in surgical orthodontics and craniofacial orthopedics at Jacobi Medical Center. Following his fellowship, he continued to work at Jacobi as Clinical Director or Orthodontics, under his mentor, Dr. Myron Gurman. After Dr. Gurman's well-earned retirement in 2017, Dr. Levine stepped into the role of Director of Orthodontics. He is a member of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Levine focuses his orthodontic treatment on patients with congenital or acquired craniofacial deformities that require surgical intervention. He is also the director of the Congential Craniofacial Care Center, Jacobi's craniofacial team.


Lydia Salama, DDS

Attending Orthodontist

Dr. Lydia Salama is a Board certified Orthodontist.  She is a Duke University graduate from which she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University. Following her General Practice Residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center (now Bronxcare Health System), Dr. Salama practiced as a general dentist for several years before returning to Bronxcare Health System to complete her training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. Salama has completed the Craniofacial Orthodontics Fellowship at Jacobi Medical Center. In addition to her appointment at Jacobi, She is a faculty member at Lincoln Hospital and is in private practice in the Bronx. Dr. Salama is certified by the American Board of Orthodontics.

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Shoachi Chiou, DDS

Attending Orthodontist

Dr. Shaochi Chiou graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University. Dr. Chiou continued her education at Columbia University's AEGD program and received her specialty certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at St Barnabas Hospital. She is also a graduate of the the Craniofacial Orthodontics Fellowship at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Chiou is certified by the American Board of Orthodonics and also works in private practice.

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