Soraya Beiraghi, DDS, MSD, MS

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Office Address

6-150 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences,
Division of Pediatric Dentistry


Director, Division of Pediatric Dentistry


MSD, Indiana University
Major: Pediatric Dentistry

MSD, Indiana University
Major: Oral Health and Preventive Science

DDS, Indiana University School of Dentistry

BS, University of Kentucky
Major: Biology

MS, University of Kentucky
Major: Clinical Nutrition


Medicine & Molecular Genetics, Fellowship NIH/NIDR, Indiana University School of Medicine

Licensures and Certifications

Medical Genetics, Indiana University School of Dentistry
Oral Health Research, Indiana University School of Dentistry

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Dr. Beiraghi is Professor and Director of the Division of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry and has been a staff member of craniofacial programs for over 25 years at UNMC/BTNRH and UMN. She was the Director of the IADR/AADR Craniofacial Biology Section as well as a member of the Society of Craniofacial Genetics and ASHG. She has been trained as NIH/NIDCR Fellow at Indiana University School of Medicine, both in medical and molecular genetics. Her primary research focus is in the area of craniofacial anomalies; specifically she is currently working on genotype-phenotype correlation and underlying molecular mechanisms. This includes congenital craniofacial syndromes and degenerative musculoskeletal defects, both of which may involve the oral cavity, face, and temporomandibular joint. She is interested in signaling pathway variations during skeletogenesis and growth, including abnormalities in the synthesis and metabolism of collagen and other connective tissue proteins.

Grants and Patents

Selected Grants

Award: Pediatric Residency Hospital Outreach Program
Principal Investigator: Beiraghi, Soraya M
Sponsoring Organization: MN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Award Dates: 2010 - 2012