Dr. Elangovan joined the UI College of Dentistry Department of Periodontics in 2011 after completing his doctor of medical science at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and his postdoctoral research fellow at the Forsyth Institute, both in Boston. In 2016, Dr. Elangovan received a secondary appointment in the College of Pharmacy.
Dr. Elangovan's primary research focus is biomaterials and tissue engineering. He is also involved in translational and health outcomes research pertaining to the field of periodontology and implant dentistry.
Dr. Elangovan teaches in the undergraduate periodontal clinic, undergraduate comprehensive care program, and also in the periodontal resident clinics.