Damian Findlay DMD, MD, FACS
Dr. Damian Findlay is originally from Kingston, Jamaica. He migrated to the United States with his parents at an early age as his parents followed the rich tradition of many Jamaicans and matriculated to Tuskegee University. After graduating from Tuskegee University, his parents went on to complete their doctorates at Auburn University and ultimately returned to Tuskegee University where they served as faculty. He followed in his parents’ footsteps and attended Tuskegee University. While at Tuskegee, he became a member of the Gamma Epsilon chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. He went on to graduate cum laude with a B.S. in Biology. After graduating from Tuskegee, he went on to obtain his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. As a student at the University of Connecticut, he was an active member of the Student National Dental Association and the Hispanic Student Dental Association where he served as president and vice-president. He was awarded the Richard G. Topazian Award and the Bridge to the Future Mentorship Award while a student at the University of Connecticut. He then completed a two-year general practice residency program at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. Dr. Findlay went on to complete his training in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, where he also obtained a Doctor of Medicine degree from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. As a student in the school of medicine, Dr. Findlay was awarded honors in his sub-internship in medicine and was also inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. After residency, he completed a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) and maxillofacial trauma surgery fellowship at Mercy Hospital in Saint Louis, which is designated as a level one-trauma center. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In October of 2018, he was inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Surgeons. He is an associate surgeon at Oral Facial Surgical Institute and is the current Chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Mercy Hospital. His surgical interests include temporomandibular joint surgery, orthognathic surgery, maxillofacial trauma, maxillofacial reconstruction and complex dental implantology. He is one of the main editors of Oral Board Review for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, which is a textbook, geared toward preparing board eligible oral and maxillofacial surgeons that aspire to become board certified.
He is married to Dr. Torri Findlay (née Chatman) and they have two beautiful children. When he is not spending time with family, you can catch Dr. Findlay listening to reggae music, reading, watching comedies or watching NBA basketball.
ACTIVE STAFF PRIVILAGES
- Mercy Hospital Saint Louis
- Mercy Hospital South