Brian S. Schwartz


Infectious disease physician

Dr. Brian Schwartz specializes in treating infectious diseases. He has particular expertise in infections that develop in patients with suppressed immune systems, such as organ and stem cell transplant recipients. He serves as a director of UCSF's infectious diseases clinics.

Schwartz's research focuses on Staphylococcus aureus infections (commonly called staph infections), particularly the interaction between colonization and recurrent infection and the mechanisms of antibiotic resistance. Other interests include latent tuberculosis infection and Chagas disease in patients with suppressed immune systems, as well as tropical medicine (the study of conditions found in tropical climates).

Schwartz earned his undergraduate degree in biological anthropology at the University of Michigan. He earned his medical degree from Rush Medical College and completed an internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at UCSF.

Schwartz is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and American Society of Transplantation.

  • Education

    Rush Medical College, 2001

  • Residencies

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Internal Medicine, 2004

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Infectious Diseases, 2008

  • Academic Title


Clinics I work with

Infectious Diseases Clinic

400 Parnassus Ave., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

My reviews


Overall Experience
32 Reviews
Dr. Schwartz is smart kind compassionate and a huge asset to UCSF...doctors like him are rare!
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
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Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
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Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
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Knew the important information about your medical history
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The provider showed respect for what you had to say
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The provider spent enough time with me
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