Dr. John Svirsky is a board certified oral and maxillofacial pathologist at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Svirsky has developed a broad background in research, published numerous articles in the dental literature, and earned a master’s degree in adult education.  He is a sought-after speaker with an international reputation as an informative and entertaining lecturer.


Dr. Svirsky is an honorary member of the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Society and the American Academy of Oral Medicine. Other honors and awards include a Presidential Citation from the American Dental Association for significant contributions to the health of the public and the profession of dentistry; William J. Gies Award from the Greater New York Dental Meeting for contributions to oral health; Outstanding Faculty Award from the American College of Dentists; Gordon J. Christensen Lecture Recognition Award from the Chicago Dental Society; Outstanding Alumnus Award from the Alumni Association of Virginia Commonwealth University and the Distinguished Service Award from the Dawson Academy for advancement of the Dental Profession through Research, Publication and Education. In 2019 Dr. Svirsky was awarded the Distinguished Career Professorship from VCU and in February 2020 Professor Emeritus from VCU.