Brian S. Shumway, D.D.S., M.S.

Associate Professor

Department of Surgical and Hospital Dentistry


Oral Pathology Laboratory, 501 S. Preston St., Rm 313 502-852-5083 (Office) 502-852-5654 (Biopsy Supplies) 502-852-5988 (Fax) brian.shumway@louisville.edu

Background (includes education)

  • B.S. in Microbiology, Brigham Young University
  • D.D.S, The Ohio State University
  • Advance Education in General Dentistry Certificate, Audie L. Murphy Veteran’s Memorial Hospital, San Antonio, TX
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology residency, The Ohio State University
  • M.S., The Ohio State University
  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Research Interests

  • Chemoprevention of oral premalignant lesions
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) in benign and malignant oral lesions

Teaching Activities

  • Pre-doctoral and post-doctoral instruction (DMD, dental specialty residencies) in systemic and oral and maxillofacial pathology
  • Dental hygiene student instruction in systemic and oral and maxillofacial pathology.

Support Staff

  • Donna Phillips (department) – (502) 852-5083
  • Kathy Baum (laboratory service) – (502) 852-5654

Journal Articles

  1. Blakey GH, Kushner GM, Vickers AM, Han B, Pei P, Stoner GD. Topical application of a mucoadhesive freeze-dried black raspberry gel induces clinical and histologic regression and reduces loss of heterozygosity events in premalignant oral intraepithelial lesions: results from a multicentered, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Apr 1;20(7):1910-24. doi:10.1158/1078-0432. CCR-13-3159. Epub 2014 Jan 31. PubMed PMID: 24486592; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3975696.
  2. Eskan MA, Greenwell H, Hill M, Morton D, Vidal R, Shumway B, Girouard ME.  Platelet-rich Plasma Assisted Guided Bone Regeneration for Ridge Augmentation: A Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial. J Periodontol. 2013 Jul 29.  PMID:23895252
  3. Shumway BS, Eskan MA, Bernstein ML. Recurrent Gingival Fibrous Lesions: Comparison of 2 Cases and Potential Need for Additional Classification.  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2013 Apr 10. doi:pii: S2212-4403(13)00060-6. 10.1016/j.oooo.2013.02.004.
  4. Poulias E, Greenwell H, Hill M, Morton D, Vidal R, Shumway B, Peterson T. Ridge Preservation Comparing a Socket Allograft Alone to a Socket Allograft Plus a Facial Overlay Xenograft: A Clinical and Histologic Study In Humans.  J Periodontol. 2013 Jan 23.
  5. Shumway BS, Rawal YB, Allen CM, Kalmar JR, Magro CM.  Oral Atypical Cellular Blue Nevus: An Infiltrative Melanocytic Proliferation. Head Neck Pathol. 2012 (DOI) 10.1007/s12105-012-0386-z.
  6. Shumway BS, Foster TS.  Pathology of the Jaw:  The Importance of Radiographs. J Can Dent Assoc 2011;77:b132.
  7. Accurso BT, Warner BM, Knobloch TJ, Weghorst CM, Shumway BS, Allen CM, Kalmar JR. Allelic imbalance in oral lichen planus and assessment of its classification as a premalignant condition. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2011 Sep;112(3):359-66.
  8. Yakirevich E, Sabo E, Klorin G, Alos L, Cardesa A, Ellis GL, Shumway BS, Gnepp DR. Primary mucin-producing tumours of the salivary glands: a clinicopathological and morphometric study. Histopathology. 2010 Sep;57(3):395-409.
  9. Whitt JC, Shumway BS, Magidson EA, Cole  RE.  Clinical–Pathological Conference: Case 6. Head Neck Pathol. 2010 Sep;4(3):238-41
  10. Shumway B, Islam N, Kapoor R, et al. Clinico-Pathologic Conference: Case 3. Head and Neck Pathology. 2009;3(4):286-289.
  11. Shumway B, Kalmar J, Rawal Y, Allen C. Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Buccal Mucosa in a Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome Patient. Int J Surg Pathol. Jan 4, 2009. DOI: 10.1177/1066896908329596.
  12. Mallery SR, Zwick JC, Pei P, Tong M, Larsen PE, Shumway BS, Lu B, Fields HW, Mumper RJ, and Stoner GD.  Topical Application of a Bioadhesive Black Raspberry Gel Modulates Gene Expression and Reduces Cyclooxygenase 2 Protein in Human Premalignant Oral Lesions. Cancer Res 2008;68 4945-4957.
  13. Shumway BS, Kresty LA, Larsen PE, Zwick JC, Lu B, Fields HW, Mumper RJ, Stoner GD, Mallery SR.  Effects of a Topically Applied Bioadhesive Berry Gel on Loss of Heterozygosity Indices in Premalignant Oral Lesions.  Clin. Cancer Res 2008;14(8):2421-2430.
  14. Rawal YB, Kalmar J, Shumway B, Mallery S. Presentation of an epithelioid cell histiocytoma on the ventral tongue. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod.  2005 Jul;100(1):75-83.