Erik Ziegler, DDS, MD

Commercial Translation Architect

Works primarily in commercial translation critical path evaluation and strategy development for dental, oral and craniofacial projects.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Resident

Completing a six-year residency training program that focuses on the diagnosis and surgical management of pathology in the face, mouth, and jaws.

Education and Experience

Erik is a resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center earning his specialty certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Prior to residency, Erik received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. As part of his residency training program he is also earning his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Erik joined the sciVelo team in 2017 to provide commercial translation support for the new Michigan-Pittsburgh-Wyss Regenerative Medicine Resource Center.


Specialty Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, Expected 2020
MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2018
DDS, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, 2014
BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Biology & Psychology, 2009

Research Experience

Graduate Research
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Mentor: Dr. Massimo Costalonga
  • Measured the gain in bone volume in patients that underwent maxillary sinus lift procedures using data from cone-beam computed tomography scans.
Undergraduate Research
Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mentor: Dr. Rick Cai
  • Developed and performed experiments relating to motion blindness and visual perception in human subjects.
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Megan Breski, MS

Clinical and Translational Science Institute Program Manager