Dr. Brian Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD, FACS, is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who specializes in the comprehensive surgical management of patients with oral cancer. He earned a DDS, MD and PhD at the University of California San Francisco. He then completed a fellowship in head and neck oncology at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland Oregon. He currently is an Associate Professor, Residency Program Director and Oncology Fellowship Director in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of California San Francisco. His research interest focus is on biomarkers of oral cancer and oral cancer pain. He is the principal investigator of several NIH funded research studies on oral cancer.