Dr. Rawle Philbert is the Chief of the Department of Dentistry/Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) at Lincoln Medical Center and the Director of Dental Services at the two satellite clinics of Morrisania and Belvis Diagnostic and Treatment Centers. He is also the Program Director of the Lincoln Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency training program.
Rawle graduated from Howard University College of Dentistry and completed the post-graduate Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Training Program at Harlem Hospital Center. After graduation, he completed attending assignments at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center (now Montefiore North), St. Barnabas Hospital, Harlem Hospital Center, North General Hospital and private practice before joining the staff at Lincoln Medical Center. He is also a member of numerous professional organizations and holds academic appointments at Weill Cornell Medical Center and Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Philbert is involved in a wide range of leadership responsibilities on a local and national level. He served as the Chair of the New York Chapter of the American College of Dentist; appointed to a three-year term as a member of the Governmental Affairs Committee of American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons; appointed as an OMS Residency Training Program Accreditation Site Surveyor; served a six-year term as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Board Examiner and completed three two-year terms as the President of the Medical/Dental Staff at Lincoln Medical Center. Dr. Philbert was recently selected to be a member of the New York State Board of Dentistry Office of Professions and elected as a Secretary/Treasurer of the New York Dental Affiliates-PAGNY.
During his professional experience at Lincoln, Dr. Philbert received many recognition awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award from Lincoln Medical Center Auxiliary and The Doctor of the Year Award from the Health and Hospital Corporation, Doctors Day Physician recognition Award and Doctors Day Medical Board Presidents Award.
His love for writing has allowed him to publish widely in peer review journals and magazines.