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DR. BRIAN L. SCHMIDT has been named the new Director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research

September 24, 2010

Dr. Brian Schmidt is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon specializing in symptom management and care of oral cancer patients and Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.


Dr. Schmidt, who holds an MD degree and a PhD in oral biology, as well as a DDS degree, will bring a medically related focus to the Bluestone Center, which is dedicated to the development, implementation, performance, and analysis of clinical research in an environment that combines academic excellence with industry’s efficiency and speed.


Prior to joining NYU, Dr. Schmidt was at the University of California, San Francisco, as Director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Oncology Fellowship and of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Training Program, and, more recently, as Vice Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.


Dr. Schmidt’s research has been consistently funded by the NIH. Most recently, he was given a gift of more than $3.5 million by an anonymous donor to advance his research in his new position at the NYU College of Dentistry.