James A. McNamara

James A. McNamara, Jr. (Born in San Francisco) [http://www.mcnamaraortho.com/npjmcnamara.html McNamara, McNamara, Burkhardt & Nolan Orthodontic Practice, Staff Biography] ] is an American-trained board certified orthodontist well known for his contribution to the field of cephalometry with the form of cephalometric analysis that bears his name. [http://uscsd03.usc.edu/ce/pdfs/brochure_14steinerreg05.pdf Optimizing Orthodontic Treatment Timing: When to Start and What to Do, USC Dental School, February 11 2005] ] [ [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1944052 A comparative evaluation of Steiner's and McNamara's methods for determining the position of the bone bases, "Minerva Stomatol." 1991 Jun;40(6):381-5] ]

Biography

Training

James A McNamara, Jr., DDS PhD is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. He attended dental school at the University of California, San Francisco, and continued on to a postgraduate residency in orthodontics at the same insitution. He then attended the University of Michigan, where he received a doctorate is in anatomy in 1972. [http://uscsd03.usc.edu/ce/pdfs/brochure_14steinerreg05.pdf Optimizing Orthodontic Treatment Timing: When to Start and What to Do, USC Dental School, February 11 2005] ]

Current endeavors

McNamara currently serves as the "Thomas M. and Doris Graber Endowed Professor of Dentistry" in the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, professor of cell and developmental biology at the University of Michigan Medical School and research scientist at the Center for Human Growth and Development. [http://uscsd03.usc.edu/ce/pdfs/brochure_14steinerreg05.pdf Optimizing Orthodontic Treatment Timing: When to Start and What to Do, USC Dental School, February 11 2005] ]

McNamara is a member and past-president of the Midwest component of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists. [http://www.dent.umich.edu/depts/opd_php/faculty/McNamara.php University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Faculty Biography] ] He served as the chairman of the Council on Scientific Affairs of the American Association of Orthodontics from 1993 to 1996, and is currently the editor-in-chief of Craniofacial Growth Monograph Series, a 41-volume work published through the University of Michigan. [http://uscsd03.usc.edu/ce/pdfs/brochure_14steinerreg05.pdf Optimizing Orthodontic Treatment Timing: When to Start and What to Do, USC Dental School, February 11 2005] ]

McNamara is the author of over 190 scientific articles, has written, edited or otherwise contributed to 53 textbooks and has presented lectures in 30 countries. [http://uscsd03.usc.edu/ce/pdfs/brochure_14steinerreg05.pdf Optimizing Orthodontic Treatment Timing: When to Start and What to Do, USC Dental School, February 11 2005] ] Of particular note is his seminal work, "Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics", used as a text in many orthodontic courses. He developed a form of cephalometric analysis referred to as the McNamara method of analysis. [ [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1944052 A comparative evaluation of Steiner's and McNamara's methods for determining the position of the bone bases, "Minerva Stomatol." 1991 Jun;40(6):381-5] ]

He has maintained a private orthodontic practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan since 1971. [http://uscsd03.usc.edu/ce/pdfs/brochure_14steinerreg05.pdf Optimizing Orthodontic Treatment Timing: When to Start and What to Do, USC Dental School, February 11 2005] ] [http://www.mcnamaraortho.com/npjmcnamara.html McNamara, McNamara, Burkhardt & Nolan Orthodontic Practice, Staff Biography] ]

He lives with his wife, Charlene, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. [http://www.mcnamaraortho.com/npjmcnamara.html McNamara, McNamara, Burkhardt & Nolan Orthodontic Practice, Staff Biography] ]

Awards and accolades

* 1973 "Milo Hellman Research Award" from the American Association of Orthodontists [http://uscsd03.usc.edu/ce/pdfs/brochure_14steinerreg05.pdf Optimizing Orthodontic Treatment Timing: When to Start and What to Do, USC Dental School, February 11 2005] ]
* 1979 "E. Sheldon Friel Memorial Lecturer" of the European Orthodontic Society [http://uscsd03.usc.edu/ce/pdfs/brochure_14steinerreg05.pdf Optimizing Orthodontic Treatment Timing: When to Start and What to Do, USC Dental School, February 11 2005] ]
* 1983 "Research Recognition Award" from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons [http://uscsd03.usc.edu/ce/pdfs/brochure_14steinerreg05.pdf Optimizing Orthodontic Treatment Timing: When to Start and What to Do, USC Dental School, February 11 2005] ]
* 1994 "Jacob A. Salzmann Award" from the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation [http://uscsd03.usc.edu/ce/pdfs/brochure_14steinerreg05.pdf Optimizing Orthodontic Treatment Timing: When to Start and What to Do, USC Dental School, February 11 2005] ]
* 1997 "BF Dewel Biomedical Research Award" from the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation [http://uscsd03.usc.edu/ce/pdfs/brochure_14steinerreg05.pdf Optimizing Orthodontic Treatment Timing: When to Start and What to Do, USC Dental School, February 11 2005] ]
* 2001 "James E. Brophy Distinguished Service Award" from the American Association of Orthodontists [http://uscsd03.usc.edu/ce/pdfs/brochure_14steinerreg05.pdf Optimizing Orthodontic Treatment Timing: When to Start and What to Do, USC Dental School, February 11 2005] ]
* 2003 "Outstanding Research Award" from the Edward H. Angle Education and Research Foundation [http://www.chgd.umich.edu/faculty/mcnamara.html University of Michigan Center for Human Growth and Development, Faculty Biography] ]
* 2008 "Albert H. Ketcham Memorial Award" from the American Board of Orthodontics [ [http://www.americanboardortho.com/about/awards/ketcham/ American Board of Orthodontics] ]

References

External links

* [http://en.scientificcommons.org/james_a_mcnamara Partial listing of scientific papers]


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