Dr. Fouad obtained his DDS, Certificate of Endodontics and MS at the University of Iowa. He served as Assistant then Associate Professor of Endodontology at the University of Connecticut Health Center from 1992 – 2004, and as Chair of the Department of Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at the University of Maryland, from 2005 – 2015. He assumed the position of Distinguished Professor and Chair of Endodontics at the University of North Carolina in January 2016. Dr. Fouad has published over 75 manuscripts and textbook chapters, over 110 abstracts, and edited and co-authored the textbooks: Endodontic Microbiology and the fifth edition of Endodontics: Principles and Practice. He is a Diplomate and Past President of the American Board of Endodontics, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Endodontics. He has lectured widely in the U.S. and internationally, and his research interests include: endodontic molecular microbiology, effectiveness of antibiotic therapy, dental pulp regeneration, endodontic treatment outcomes and the pathogenesis and healing of periapical lesions in the host with normal and compromised systemic health.