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Gabriel Schwartz


Nurse practitioner
Believer in cancer research and patient empowerment

Gabriel Schwartz is a nurse practitioner who manages symptoms and side effects of anticancer therapies for adults with gastrointestinal cancers. He helps patients maximize their quality of life during all stages of their journey, from diagnosis to treatment and life after treatment. With those who are newly diagnosed, he explores strategies for supportive care, such as interventions for treating nausea and pain.

In research, Schwartz has an interest in clinical trials of promising new cancer therapies and therapies for cancer symptom management.

Schwartz earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Haverford College and a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated summa cum laude. He then earned a master's degree in nursing through the school's family nurse practitioner program.

Prior to joining UCSF, Schwartz worked for 12 years caring for patients as well as contributing to research in cancer care and emergency medicine. He once earned a commendation from the Pennsylvania legislature for assisting with the successful delivery of breech-birth twins outside the hospital setting. He belongs to the Oncology Nursing Society and Alameda County Medical Reserve Corps.

Schwartz lives in the East Bay with his wife and dog. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, hiking and camping. He is a native Spanish speaker.

  • Education

    University of Pennsylvania, MSN, 2015

    Haverford College, BS, Chemistry, 2010

    University of Pennsylvania, BS, Nursing, 2014

  • Board Certifications

    Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center

    Advanced Oncology Certified NP, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation

  • Languages


My goal is to maximize patients' quality of life throughout their treatment journey while improving cancer care worldwide through research and education.

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