Brent Benson Ward MD, DDS

Associate Professor, Surgery
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Surgery
Clinical Interests:

Oral/Head and Neck Cancer and Reconstruction


U of M Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Med Inn, Floor 2, Suite C213
1500 E Medical Center Dr SPC 5831
Ann Arbor


Medical School or Training

  • University of Southern California School of Medicine, 1996

  • University of Michigan Medical School, 2001


  • University of Michigan Health System, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, MI, 2000

  • University of Michigan Health System, Surgery General, MI, 2003

Professional Organizations

  • Maxillofacial Surgeons

  • American Head and Neck Society

  • International Academy of Oral Oncology

  • International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Board Certification

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery


Nanodevice Drug Delivery, Squamous Cell Carcinoma


Dr. Ward joined the University of Michigan faculty in 2003 as the Residency and Oncology Fellowship Program Director and is currently an Associate Professor.  His extensive training included both degrees in medicine and dentistry as well as residency and fellowship training. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Ward's primary clinical interest lies in treatment of oral and oropharyngeal cancer in the head and neck.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Ward is a funded researcher in drug delivery with projects ranging from targeted therapies for cancer to novel pain medications with automated antidote release.

Dr. Ward has served locally as the President of the Detroit Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, nationally as past Chairman of the pathology and reconstruction clinical interest group for the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, and internationally as the co-chair of the Research Interest Group in Oncology for the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.