Deepak Krishnan is the chief of Oral Maxillofacial surgery both at the University of Cincinnati and at Cincinnati Children’s hospital and medical center. He is an associate professor of Surgery at the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, USA, where he teaches and practices. Deepak started his training at Bangalore University, India, and then joined the advanced training program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Emory University’s College of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Upon completion of the residency, Deepak pursued further fellowship training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery focusing on orthognathic surgery at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. Deepak’s clinical interests are in facial reconstructive surgery, maxillofacial trauma, pediatric maxillofacial surgery, temporomandibular joint surgery, ambulatory anesthesia, and clinical research and simulation. He currently serves as the chair of the AAOMS Committee on Anesthesia (CAN) and serves on the Committee of Education and Training (CET) of the AAOMS as well as the Committee on Academic Mentorship. He is the secretary and treasurer of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ACOMS). He is a past-president of the Ohio State Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the current president of the Ohio Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He is a senior examiner for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). He is the chief editor of “Face to Face” – a publication from the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (IAOMS).