Oral Surgeon Washington DC
Dr. Leonel Perez
Serving Washington DC and Arlington, VA, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr. Leonel Perez is a native of Texas and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas of San Antonio. He then went on to pursue his degree in Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA) in 2008. Dr. Perez continued his training at UTHSCSA and earned his Medical Degree in 2011. During this time, he completed his one-year General Surgery internship and subsequently completed his Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training in 2014 under the notable names of Dr. Edward Ellis III and Dr. Daniel Perez.
Dr. Perez is currently active duty in the Navy at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, MD. He is a Diplomate and Committee Examiner for the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Perez is a board member of the craniofacial committee for craniofacial and cleft lip / palate anomalies at the WRNMMC. Dr. Perez’s other notable accomplishments include being awarded Associate Master Clinician for WRNMMC in 2019-20 for his excellent performance, superior patient satisfaction, high clinical volume, and contributions to training, education, and research.
A Nationally-Recognized Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Perez’s clinical teaching appointments include both national and local positions for the AO Craniomaxillofacial North American Branch, a faculty member for Medstar Hospital Washington Center in DC, University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center, Inova Fair Oaks, and Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery for the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine at Uniformed Services University. Additionally, he was the 2018 recipient of the Faculty Educator Development Award from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Perez’s special interests include orthognathic surgery, TMJ surgery / reconstruction surgery for idiopathic condylar resorption, rheumatoid or juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and reconstruction for facial trauma, as well as dentoalveolar surgery, dental implants, bone grafting surgeries, and cleft lip / palate surgeries.