Dr. Schubert is a Professor in the Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry at the University of Washington and is the Director of Oral Medicine with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance as well as a Member in the Clinical Research Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Dr. Schubert’s research interests have focused on the oral complications of cancer and cancer therapy, especially as they relate to hematopoietic cell transplantation. A primary area of interest has been the management of oral mucositis associated with cancer therapy. Research in oral mucositis management has focused on topical anti-infectives (defensins), growth factors and cytokines (KGFs and IL-11), cytoprotective agents (benzydamine, amifostine), and low-level lasers therapy. Additional research interests include basic research and management strategies for other oral complications of cancer therapy including salivary gland dysfunction, oral graft-versus-host disease in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant recipients, and dental growth and development problems following hematopoietic cell transplant. Additionally, Dr. Schubert has been involved with research related to oral changes and infections in HIV-infected patients.
Dr. Schubert received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Washington, where he completed a residency in Hospital Dentistry, and later received his Masters of Dental Sciences degree from the University of Washington.