Dr. Barootchi joined the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine at the University of Michigan on August 2017. He served as a post-doctoral research fellow until July 2019 at which point he started the 3-year residency training program that leads to a master's degree in Periodontology.
During his time as a post-doctoral fellow he had been involved in numerous research projects, ranging from human randomized clinical trial and cross-sectional studies, small and large animal models, in-vitro and other translational and basic research, many of which have been published in well-known peer-reviewed journals.
He is also the recipient of the Donald Kerr Endowed Scholarship in Periodontics and Oral Medicine that recognizes an outstanding graduate student entering the advanced education program in periodontics. His current research focuses on periodontal and peri-implant hard and soft tissue regeneration as well as contemporary methods for the treatment of peri-implantitis.