Dr. John Killip | CureTalks
Dr. John W. Killip, D.D.S., has been a long time leader in dental education and an advocate for strengthening effective teaching. He earned his B.S. from Northern Arizona University in 1964 and his D.D.S. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry in 1968. Dr. Killip retired on December 1, 2012, as Associate Dean for Student Programs, capping off a 45-year dental career-including over 25 years at the UMKC School of Dentistry-and he currently holds the academic rank of Clinical Professor Emeritus.Diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma Dr. Killip has been treated at the Kansas University Medical Center Hospital, Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit with two autologous stem cell transplants (March of 2008 and October of 2012). He is being treated with a regime of maintenance mediation (Velcade) and is currently in remission. Dr. Killip is a member to the TBA Foundation (Their Best Advice) which provides myeloma patient education and support. Additionally John serves on the Kansas University Cancer Center Patient Advocacy Committee, the IMF Advocacy Committee and speaks locally as well as nationally on the importance of peer to peer patient support and the autologous transplant procedure as a member of the Sanofi Journey Partners program.
Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ) is a condition associated with a loss of blood supply to the jaw, causing the jawbone tissue death.…