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Harold Charles Slavkin

biologist , dean

Harold Charles Slavkin, American dean, biologist. Research scholar University College London, 1980.


Slavkin, Harold Charles was born on March 20, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


Bachelor in English literature, University Southern California, 1961. Doctor of Dental Surgery, University Southern California, 1965. Doctorate (honorary), Georgetown University, 1990.

Doctorate (honorary), University Paris, 1996. Doctorate (honorary), University Maryland, 1997.


Member faculty University Southern California School Dentistry, Los Angeles, since 1968, member faculty gerontology institute, 1969, chairman department biochemistry and nutrition, 1969—1975, professor, since 1974, chairman graduate program in craniofacial molecular biology, 1975-1985, founding director Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology, 1989-1995, George & Mary Lou Boone professor craniofacial molecular biology, 1989-1995, dean, since 2000, G. Donald and Marian James Montgomery Dean's Chair in Dentistry, since 2000. Director National Institute Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1995—2000. Visiting professor Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, 1987-1988.

Consultant United States News and World Report, 1985-1995, Los Angeles Education Partnership, 1983-1995, Torstar Books, Inc., 1985-1995.


  • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member science advisory board California Museum of Science and Technology, 1985-1995. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association Anatomists, American Institute Biological Sciences, American Society for Cell Biology, American Association for Dental Research (president 1993-1994), New York Academy of Sciences, Institute Medicine of National Academy of Sciences, International College Dentistry, American College Dentistry, Los Angeles County Art Museum Associates.


Married Lois S. Slavkin. Children: Mark D., Todd P.

Lois S. Slavkin

Mark D. Slavkin

Todd P. Slavkin