Brian Lee Schmidt

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Brian Lee Schmidt, M.D., Ph.D., D.D.S.

Departments of Plastic Surgery (Fac), Otolaryngology (Otolaryngology), Surgery (Fac) and Neuroscience and Physiology (Neuro/Phys)

Clinical Addresses

NYU College of Dentistry
NEW YORK, NY 10010
Hours: Tue. 9 - 2
Handicap Access: yes
Phone: 212-998-9310
Fax: 212-995-4843

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Medical Specialties


Medical Expertise

Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

Clinical Responsibilities

Dr. Schmidt is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who specializes in the surgical management of head and neck cancer. His professional training includes a medical degree, a dental degree, and a PhD as well as surgical oncology training. He completed his advanced degrees at the University of California, San Francisco. Following his training he was appointed to the faculty of the University of California San Francisco. In this position he was the residency program director for oral and maxillofacial surgery. He also started and directed the oral and maxillofacial oncology fellowship. In July, 2010 he became the Director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research at New York University. He was appointed as Professor in the Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Department of Physiology and Neuroscience.

Co-Leader, Epidemiology and Cancer Control Program, Perlmutter Cancer Center

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Board Certification

2002 — Znyu P Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (Aboms)


1992-1993 — University of California - San Francisco (Oral & Max Surgery), Internship
1996 — University of California, San Francisco, Medical Education
1996-1997 — University of California - San Francisco (Surgery (Gen)), Residency Training
1997-1999 — University of California - San Francisco (Oral & Maxillofacial), Residency Training
2001-2002 — Legacy Emanuel Hospital (Surgery Oncology), Clinical Fellowships

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Research Summary

Brian Schmidt is a clinician scientist whose clinical practice and laboratory research program are closely integrated. His research is focused on the identification of diagnostic and predictive cancer biomarkers and symptomatology related to cancer, especially cancer pain. His clinical practice is focused on the comprehensive surgical management of patients with head and neck cancer. Over the last ten years he has developed an independent laboratory and clinical research program that has been both creative and productive in the area of cancer pain and biomarker discovery. He is the author and/or co-author of more than 80 articles that have been published in peer-reviewed journals. He is the principal investigator of numerous NIH-funded studies.

Research Interests

Head and Neck Cancer Biomarkers, Cancer Pain