Faculty Bio

Dr. Donita Dyalram

Dr. Dyalram is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She is also the Program Director for the OMFS Residency Program.  

Dr. Dyalram attended New York University College of Arts and Science for her undergraduate degree.  She then obtained her Dental Degree from New York University College of Dentistry and her Medical Degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center.  At the completion of Oral Maxillofacial Surgical Residency training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center / Kings County Hospital Center in NYC, she left her hometown, to pursue fellowship training in Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Following these two years of fellowship training, she accepted an academic position at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. 

Since completion of fellowship, Dr. Dyalram has remained at the University of Maryland and she is presently the Program Director of the OMFS residency training program and the Associate Program Director of the Head and Neck Oncology / Microvascular Fellowship.  

Dr. Dyalram has been awarded the prestigious Faculty Educator Development Award by the Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation.  This echoes her commitment as an educator to students, residents, and fellows.  Dr. Dyalram is board certified by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.  She is also a member of the Face Transplant Team at the University of Maryland Medical Center.  

Dr. Dyalram maintains a clinical interest in tumors of the jaw, benign and malignant; salivary gland tumors, osteoradionecrosis and medication related osteonecrosis of the jaw, head and neck reconstruction including microvascular surgery, sialoendoscopy, and immediate trigeminal nerve repair.  


  • Head and neck oncology
  • Microvascular reconstruction
  • Maxillofacial trauma 
  • Sialoendoscopy
  • Trigeminal Nerve Reconstruction