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Brian Schwartz, M.D.

Infectious disease specialist

Dr. Brian Schwartz specializes in treating infectious diseases, particularly infections that develop in patients who have suppressed immune systems, such as solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. His research focuses on Staphylococcus aureus infection particularly the interaction between colonization and recurrent infection as well as antibiotic resistance mechanisms. Other interests include latent tuberculosis infection and Chagas disease in patients with suppressed immune systems as well as tropical medicine.

Schwartz earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan in biological anthropology and his medical degree from Rush Medical College before completing an internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He also held an infectious diseases fellowship at UCSF, where he is now an assistant professor of clinical medicine and director of the infectious diseases clinics. Schwartz is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Society of Transplantation.

Clinics

Infectious Disease at Parnassus
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0327
Phone: (415) 353-2626
Fax: (415) 353-2568

Hours: Thursday
8:20 – 11:40 a.m.

More about Brian Schwartz

Education

Rush Medical College 2001

Residencies

Massachusetts General Hospital, Internal Medicine 2004

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Infectious Disease 2008

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Zhang AL, Feeley BT, Schwartz BS, Chung TT, Ma CB. Management of deep postoperative shoulder infections: is there a role for open biopsy during staged treatment? J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014 Jun 24.
  2. Levi ME, Kumar D, Green M, Ison MG, Kaul D, Michaels MG, Morris MI, Schwartz BS, Echenique IA, Blumberg EA. Considerations for Screening Live Kidney Donors for Endemic Infections: A Viewpoint on the UNOS Policy. Am J Transplant. 2014 May; 14(5):1003-11.
  3. Kanada KN, Schwartz BS, Pincus LB, Berger TG, Jacobs RA, Shinkai K. A therapeutic trial of antituberculous therapy for suspected lupus vulgaris: How long does it take to see clinical improvement? J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Nov; 69(5):e252-4.
  4. Rabe IB, Schwartz BS, Farnon EC, Josephson SA, Webber AB, Roberts JP, de Mattos AM, Gallay BJ, van Slyck S, Messenger SL, Yen CJ, Bloch EM, Drew CP, Fischer M, Glaser CA. Fatal transplant-associated west nile virus encephalitis and public health investigation-california, 2010. Transplantation. 2013 Sep 15; 96(5):463-8.
  5. Schwartz BS, Mawhorter SD. Parasitic infections in solid organ transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2013 Mar; 13 Suppl 4:280-303.
  6. Sayah DM, Schwartz BS, Kukreja J, Singer JP, Golden JA, Leard LE. Scedosporium prolificans pericarditis and mycotic aortic aneurysm in a lung transplant recipient receiving voriconazole prophylaxis. Transpl Infect Dis. 2013 Apr; 15(2):E70-4.
  7. Doyon JB, Sutton DA, Theodore P, Dhillon G, Jones KD, Thompson EH, Fu J, Wickes BL, Koehler JE, Schwartz BS. Rasamsonia argillacea pulmonary and aortic graft infection in an immune-competent patient. J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Feb; 51(2):719-22.
  8. Manuel O, Husain S, Kumar D, Zayas C, Mawhorter S, Levi ME, Kalpoe J, Lisboa L, Ely L, Kaul DR, Schwartz BS, Morris MI, Ison MG, Yen-Lieberman B, Sebastian A, Assi M, Humar A. Assessment of cytomegalovirus-specific cell-mediated immunity for the prediction of cytomegalovirus disease in high-risk solid-organ transplant recipients: a multicenter cohort study. Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Mar; 56(6):817-24.
  9. Morris MI, Daly JS, Blumberg E, Kumar D, Sester M, Schluger N, Kim SH, Schwartz BS, Ison MG, Humar A, Singh N, Michaels M, Orlowski JP, Delmonico F, Pruett T, John GT, Kotton CN. Diagnosis and management of tuberculosis in transplant donors: a donor-derived infections consensus conference report. Am J Transplant. 2012 Sep; 12(9):2288-300.
  10. Schwartz BS, Larocque RC, Ryan ET. In the clinic. Travel medicine. Ann Intern Med. 2012 Jun 5; 156(11):ITC6-1, ITC6-2, ITC6-3, ITC6-4, ITC6-5, ITC6-6, ITC6-7, ITC6-8, ITC6-9, ITC6-10, ITC6-11, ITC6-12, ITC6-13, ITC6-14, ITC6-15; quiz ITC6-16.
  11. Tattevin P, Schwartz BS, Graber CJ, Volinski J, Bhukhen A, Bhukhen A, Mai TT, Vo NH, Dang DN, Phan TH, Basuino L, Perdreau-Remington F, Chambers HF, Diep BA. Concurrent epidemics of skin and soft tissue infection and bloodstream infection due to community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Sep; 55(6):781-8.
  12. LaRocque RC, Rao SR, Lee J, Ansdell V, Yates JA, Schwartz BS, Knouse M, Cahill J, Hagmann S, Vinetz J, Connor BA, Goad JA, Oladele A, Alvarez S, Stauffer W, Walker P, Kozarsky P, Franco-Paredes C, Dismukes R, Rosen J, Hynes NA, Jacquerioz F, McLellan S, Hale D, Sofarelli T, Schoenfeld D, Marano N, Brunette G, Jentes ES, Yanni E, Sotir MJ, Ryan ET. Global TravEpiNet: a national consortium of clinics providing care to international travelers--analysis of demographic characteristics, travel destinations, and pretravel healthcare of high-risk US international travelers, 2009-2011. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Feb 15; 54(4):455-62.
  13. Naidus E, Damon L, Schwartz BS, Breed C, Liu C. Experience with use of Zostavax(®) in patients with hematologic malignancy and hematopoietic cell transplant recipients. Am J Hematol. 2012 Jan; 87(1):123-5.
  14. Lopez-Vergès S, Milush JM, Schwartz BS, Pando MJ, Jarjoura J, York VA, Houchins JP, Miller S, Kang SM, Norris PJ, Nixon DF, Lanier LL. Expansion of a unique CD57?NKG2Chi natural killer cell subset during acute human cytomegalovirus infection. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Sep 6; 108(36):14725-32.
  15. Bercovitch RS, Catanzaro A, Schwartz BS, Pappagianis D, Watts DH, Ampel NM. Coccidioidomycosis during pregnancy: a review and recommendations for management. Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Aug; 53(4):363-8.
  16. Schwartz BS, Paster M, Ison MG, Chin-Hong PV. Organ donor screening practices for Trypanosoma cruzi infection among US Organ Procurement Organizations. Am J Transplant. 2011 Apr; 11(4):848-51.
  17. Chin-Hong PV, Schwartz BS, Bern C, Montgomery SP, Kontak S, Kubak B, Morris MI, Nowicki M, Wright C, Ison MG. Screening and treatment of chagas disease in organ transplant recipients in the United States: recommendations from the chagas in transplant working group. Am J Transplant. 2011 Apr; 11(4):672-80.
  18. Vinh DC, Schwartz B, Hsu AP, Miranda DJ, Valdez PA, Fink D, Lau KP, Long-Priel D, Kuhns DB, Uzel G, Pittaluga S, Hoover S, Galgiani JN, Holland SM. Interleukin-12 receptor ß1 deficiency predisposing to disseminated Coccidioidomycosis. Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Feb 15; 52(4):e99-e102.
  19. Liu C, Schwartz BS, Vallabhaneni S, Nixon M, Chin-Hong PV, Miller SA, Chiu C, Damon L, Drew WL. Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 infection in patients with hematologic malignancy. Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Dec; 16(12):1910-7.
  20. Miller SA, van Zante A, Schwartz BS. Cytologic evaluation can predict microbial culture results for infectious causes of pulmonary nodules in patients undergoing fine needle aspiration biopsy. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2010 Nov; 68(3):330-3.

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