Dr. Salim Afshar DMD, MD, FACS

Dr. Salim Afshar practices the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH), with a specific focus on Vascular Anomalies and maxillofacial pathology. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a fellow in the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Afshar is an attending surgeon in the Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery at Boston Children's Hospital where he trains and teaches surgical residents and students. Dr. Afshar is also part of the Head and Neck Surgical  and the Vascular Anomalies Teams. In addition to surgically managing maxillofacial vascular malformations, tumors and cysts, he also performs corrective jaw (orthognathic) surgery, reconstructive surgery and dentoalveolar surgery including dental implants and extraction of wisdom teeth.

For more information regarding patient care please contact his clinical office at 617-355-2099

 

Fields of Interest

Dr. Salim Afshar’s research interests are in three main areas:  innovation, global healthcare delivery, and vascular anomalies. He is a faculty member in the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC) at Harvard Medical School and currently has multiple projects in both India and Zambia. In addition, Dr. Afshar is part of the Innovation & Digital Health Accelerator Program at Boston Children’s Hospital where he has co-developed and founded the surgical innovation fellowship. The fellowship focuses on both digital health and medical devices, and exposes surgical residents to all aspects of innovation. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Afshar has designed a numbre of devices and has launched several companies including ClinicalBox and ImplantBox. He continues to advise companies and is an active mentor at the Harvard Innovation Lab.

Background

Raised in Boston, Dr. Afshar completed his undergraduate work at Boston University focusing on engineering/design and human physiology before receiving his DMD from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM). He then received his MD degree from Harvard Medical School (HMS)and completed his surgical residency training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). 

Being a native to Boston, Dr. Afshar continues to live in the area with his wife and three kids.

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U.S. PATENTS:

 

1. Adaptive Medical Testing

Publication number: 20150269339

Abstract: A computer-based system and method improves the efficiency (quality and/or cost) of healthcare services provided to a patient by dynamically adapting the tests that are performed on the patient. Such adaptation may include one or both of selecting the tests to be performed and modifying the contents and/or methods of the tests to be performed. Tests may be adapted based on a wide variety of data, such as any one or more of sensor data, coordination data, clinical data, contextual data, test outcome data, clinical outcome data, and epoch of care data. In particular, tests may be adapted based on data in a model of an epoch of care of the patient so that the tests are selected and/or modified in ways that are tailored to the patient's epoch of care.

Type: Application

Filed: October 15, 2013

Publication date: September 24, 2015

Applicant: ClinicalBox, Inc.

Inventors: Farbod Hagigi, Murali Menon, Salim Afshar

 

2. Epoch of Care-Centric Healthcare System

Publication number: 20150286784

Abstract: A computer-based system and method improves the efficiency of healthcare services provided to a patient by modeling an epoch of care (EOC) of the patient and by using the EOC model to assist in the provision of healthcare services to the patient, such as by generating predictions of healthcare outcomes for the patient and by making recommendations for actions to be taken in connection with the provision of healthcare services to the patient. An EOC of a patient may include all services, products, and outcomes that are related to a particular medical condition or complaint of the patient over a period of time. Embodiments of the present invention may model multiple EOCs for the same patient and may model EOCs for multiple patients. Predictions and recommendations may be made based on the EOC data, possibly in addition to external data outside of the EOC.

Type: Application

Filed: October 15, 2013

Publication date: October 8, 2015

Applicant: ClinicalBox, Inc.

Inventors: Farbod Hagigi, Murali Menon, Salim Afshar