Brian Schwartz, MD

Infectious disease physician

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 director of the infectious diseases clinics. Schwartz is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Society of Transplantation.


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.

Board Certification

Infectious Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Brian Schwartz


Rush Medical College 2001


Massachusetts General Hospital, Internal Medicine 2004


UCSF Medical Center, Infectious Disease 2008

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Hirsch AG, Herman RJ, Rebman A, Moon KA, Aucott J, Heaney C, Schwartz BS. Obstacles to diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease in the USA: a qualitative study. BMJ Open. 2018 Jun 11; 8(6):e021367.
  2. Koehler K, Ellis JH, Casey JA, Manthos D, Bandeen-Roche K, Platt R, Schwartz BS. Exposure Assessment Using Secondary Data Sources in Unconventional Natural Gas Development and Health Studies. Environ Sci Technol. 2018 May 15; 52(10):6061-6069.
  3. Luther VP, Shnekendorf R, Abbo LM, Advani S, Armstrong WS, Barsoumian AE, Beeler CB, Bystritsky R, Cherabuddi K, Cohen S, Hamilton KW, Ince D, Justo JA, Logan A, Lynch JB, Nori P, Ohl CA, Patel PK, Pottinger PS, Schwartz BS, Stack C, Zhou Y. Antimicrobial Stewardship Training for Infectious Diseases Fellows: Program Directors Identify a Curriculum Need. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Apr 16.

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