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Caroline Shiboski


Oral medicine specialist
Oral disease specialist, epidemiologist, avid cook and hiker

Dr. Caroline H. Shiboski cares for adult and pediatric patients with oral mucosal diseases and other oral disorders. These include inflammatory conditions (lichen planus, pemphigus, pemphigoid), infectious diseases (such as candidiasis and herpes virus infections), certain oral pain conditions (such as burning mouth syndrome) and the oral complications of graft-versus-host disease, which may develop following a stem cell transplant. She is also involved with the initial diagnosis of oral cancer and precancerous conditions, and works closely with the head and neck surgery team for timely referral and treatment.

Shiboski's research focuses on the possible oral manifestations of immune system dysfunction, oral cancer and Sjögren's syndrome.

Shiboski earned her doctor of dental surgery degree from Paris Descartes University in France. She completed a residency in oral medicine at UCSF. She earned a master of public health degree in epidemiology and a doctorate in epidemiology at the University of California, Berkeley.

Shiboski is a member of the American Association for Dental Research, International Association for Dental Research, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, American Academy of Oral Medicine, San Francisco Dental Society and American College of Rheumatology.

  • Education

    Paris Descartes University Faculty of Dental Surgery, 1984

    UC Berkeley, MPH, Epidemiology, 1992

    UC Berkeley, PhD, Epidemiology, 1997

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Oral Medicine, 1998

  • Academic Title


Fetal surgery firsts

The first open fetal surgery in the world was performed at UCSF in the early 1980s.