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Dan Schwartz, M.D.



Retina and Vitreous Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave, 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0344
Phone: (415) 353–2800
Fax: (415) 353–2713

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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UCSF 1984


Johns Hopkins, Ophthalmology 1988


Medical College of Wisconsin, Viteoretinal Surgery 1989
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Ultrasound 1995

Selected Research and Publications

  1. McClintic SM, Kim DY, Fingler J, Garcia S, Zawadzki RJ, Morse LS, Park SS, Fraser SE, Werner JS, Ruggiero JP, Schwartz DM. Detection of pigment epithelial detachment vascularization in age-related macular degeneration using phase-variance OCT angiography. Clin Ophthalmol. 2015; 9:1299-305.
  2. Afshar AR, Loh AR, Pongsachareonnont P, Schwartz DM, Stewart JM. Dexamethasone intravitreal implant trapped at the macula in a silicone oil-filled eye. Ophthalmology. 2013 Dec; 120(12):2748-2749.e1.
  3. Schwartz DM, Fingler J, Kim DY, Zawadzki RJ, Morse LS, Park SS, Fraser SE, Werner JS. Phase-variance optical coherence tomography: a technique for noninvasive angiography. Ophthalmology. 2014 Jan; 121(1):180-7.
  4. Bhalodia VM, Schwartz DM, Sestokas AK, Bloomgarden G, Arkins T, Tomak P, Gorelick J, Wijesekera S, Beiner J, Goodrich I. Efficacy of intraoperative monitoring of transcranial electrical stimulation-induced motor evoked potentials and spontaneous electromyography activity to identify acute-versus delayed-onset C-5 nerve root palsy during cervical spine surgery: clinical article. J Neurosurg Spine. 2013 Oct; 19(4):395-402.
  5. Kolomeyer AM, Schwartz DM. Spontaneous epiretinal membrane separation. Oman J Ophthalmol. 2013 Jan; 6(1):56-7.
  6. Motaghiannezam R, Schwartz DM, Fraser SE. In vivo human choroidal vascular pattern visualization using high-speed swept-source optical coherence tomography at 1060 nm. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Apr; 53(4):2337-48.
  7. Gelfand JM, Nolan R, Schwartz DM, Graves J, Green AJ. Microcystic macular oedema in multiple sclerosis is associated with disease severity. Brain. 2012 Jun; 135(Pt 6):1786-93.
  8. Kim DY, Fingler J, Zawadzki RJ, Park SS, Morse LS, Schwartz DM, Fraser SE, Werner JS. Noninvasive imaging of the foveal avascular zone with high-speed, phase-variance optical coherence tomography. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Jan; 53(1):85-92.
  9. Schwartz DM, Sestokas AK, Dormans JP, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Flynn JM, Li PM, Shah SA, Welch W, Drummond DS, Albert TJ. Transcranial electric motor evoked potential monitoring during spine surgery: is it safe? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Jun; 36(13):1046-9.
  10. Kim DY, Fingler J, Werner JS, Schwartz DM, Fraser SE, Zawadzki RJ. In vivo volumetric imaging of human retinal circulation with phase-variance optical coherence tomography. Biomed Opt Express. 2011 Jun 1; 2(6):1504-13.
  11. Lichtinger A, Sandstedt CA, Padilla K, Schwartz DM, Chayet AS. Corneal endothelial safety after ultraviolet light treatment of the light-adjustable intraocular lens. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2011 Feb; 37(2):324-7.
  12. Lichtinger A, Sandstedt CA, Schwartz DM, Chayet AS. Correction of astigmatism after cataract surgery using the light adjustable lens: a 1-year follow-up pilot study. J Refract Surg. 2011 Sep; 27(9):639-42.
  13. Coassin M, Duncan KG, Bailey KR, Singh A, Schwartz DM. Hypothermia reduces secretion of vascular endothelial growth factor by cultured retinal pigment epithelial cells. Br J Ophthalmol. 2010 Dec; 94(12):1678-83.
  14. Mattson MS, Huynh J, Wiseman M, Coassin M, Kornfield JA, Schwartz DM. An in vitro intact globe expansion method for evaluation of cross-linking treatments. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010 Jun; 51(6):3120-8.
  15. Duncan KG, Hosseini K, Bailey KR, Yang H, Lowe RJ, Matthes MT, Kane JP, LaVail MM, Schwartz DM, Duncan JL. Expression of reverse cholesterol transport proteins ATP-binding cassette A1 (ABCA1) and scavenger receptor BI (SR-BI) in the retina and retinal pigment epithelium. Br J Ophthalmol. 2009 Aug; 93(8):1116-20.
  16. Fingler J, Readhead C, Schwartz DM, Fraser SE. Phase-contrast OCT imaging of transverse flows in the mouse retina and choroid. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2008 Nov; 49(11):5055-9.
  17. Schwartz DM, Wolins NE. A simple and rapid method to assay triacylglycerol in cells and tissues. J Lipid Res. 2007 Nov; 48(11):2514-20.
  18. Bose B, Sestokas AK, Schwartz DM. Neurophysiological detection of iatrogenic C-5 nerve deficit during anterior cervical spinal surgery. J Neurosurg Spine. 2007 May; 6(5):381-5.
  19. Schwartz DM, Sestokas AK, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR, Bose B, Li M, Albert TJ. Neurophysiological identification of position-induced neurologic injury during anterior cervical spine surgery. J Clin Monit Comput. 2006 Dec; 20(6):437-44.
  20. Ishida BY, Duncan KG, Bailey KR, Kane JP, Schwartz DM. High density lipoprotein mediated lipid efflux from retinal pigment epithelial cells in culture. Br J Ophthalmol. 2006 May; 90(5):616-20.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.