Physician’s Profile

Elizabeth Philipone, DMD

College of Dental Medicine
Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Department of Pathology & Cell Biology
Director, Oral Pathology Residency Program

Dr. Philipone is an Associate Professor of Dental Medicine (in Pathology and Cell Biology) at the Columbia University Medical Center. Her clinical and research interests include the diagnosis and treatment oral mucosal diseases including vesiculobullous conditions, viral and fungal infections, and pre-cancerous/cancerous conditions of the oral cavity. She has published in both the dental and medical literature and has taught oral pathology at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Areas of Expertise:
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Oral Pathology
Honors & Awards:

2016 Edward J Zegarelli Teaching Award recipient, Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine



Yoon A, Wang S, Shen J,  Robine N, Philipone E, Oster M, Nam A, Santella R. MicroRNA Marker Based Prognostication of Early Stage Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma. American Journal of Translational Research. 2015

Philipone E, Yoon , Bhagat G, Alobeid B. Lymphoma and Plasma Cell Neoplasms in the Oral Cavity: a 15 year single institution experience. New York State Dental Journal. 2014

Rockafellow A, Sternberg R, Yoon A, Koslovsky D, Philipone E. Oral Ulcerations as a Sequelae of Tacrolimus and Mycophenolate Mofetil Therapy.  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2014

Rockafellow A, Ko E, Philipone E. Asymptomatic gingival lesion occurring in an 83-year-old man.  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2014 Jul;118(1):5-8.

Son JY, Park A, Mandel L, Philipone E.  Reclassification of OKC to KCOT and Redefinition of its Treatment. CDR, 2011-2012;16:32-34.

Kacher JE, Philipone E. Clinical pathologic conference case 2: Langerhans cell histiocytosis. Head & Neck Pathol. 2011;5(3):273-5.

Calsina M, Philipone E, Patwardhan M, Eisig S, Prat J, Kazim M. Solitary orbital  myofibroma: clinical, radiographic, and histopathologic findings. A report of two cases.  Orbit. 2011; 30(4):180-2.

J.Rinnagio, Philipone E, R. Wilk. Solitary Neurofibroma of the Inferior Alveolar Nerve. J Orofac Sci, 2(2)2010. 44-46.

Philipone E, Yoon A, Zegarelli D. Large fibro-lipoma of tongue removed via punch  biopsy: an intraoral application of the narrow whole extrusion technique. J Orofac Sci,  2010;2(2): 41-43.

Philipone E, Yoon A, Zegarelli D. Intraoral Telangiectasias in association with Raynaud’s Disease: A report of Two Cases. Quintessence International 2010;41:17–20.

Gruenbaum T, Yandresco Q, Philipone, EM, Zegarelli DJ, Yoon, AJ. Human immunodeficiency virus-neagtive, Epstein-Barr virus positive oral plasmablastic lymphoma. CDR 2009;13:15-18

Yoon AJ, Cheng B, Philipone E, Turner R, Lamster IB. Inflammatory biomarkers in saliva: assessing the contribution of diabetes mellitus and periodontal status to the oral inflammatory burden. J Clin Periodontol 2012;39:434-440.

Singer S, Mupparapu M, Philipone E.  Cone Beam Computed Tomography findings in a case of  plexiform ameloblastoma. Quintessence International 2009;40-627-630.