Faculty ProfilesBrian Schwartz, MD
Brian Schwartz is a physician specializing in the treatment of infectious diseases. His clinical and research interests include the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infections in immunocompromised patients. He oversees the inpatient infectious diseases consultation service and the Infectious Diseases Faculty Practice.
He earned his undergraduate degree in biological anthropology from the University of Michigan and a medical degree from Rush Medical College. He completed an internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital followed by an infectious diseases fellowship at UCSF where he joined the faculty in 2008. Presently, he is an Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases.
His work on medical education includes serving as the course director for the Infection, Immunity, and Inflammation block in the School of Medicine, the Program Director for the Infectious Diseases Fellowship, member of the Education Committee for the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and he serves on the Microbiology/Immunology Item Writing Committee for the National Board of Medical Examiners. In 2012 he was elected into the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators and in 2014 he was received the Gold-Headed Cane Endowed Teaching Chair for Internal Medicine. He has served on national guideline committees to create recommendations for the management of Chagas disease and tuberculosis in transplant recipients. He also serves as a contributing editor to the Sanford Guide of Antimicrobial Therapy.
Education and Training
|Location||Degree or Training||Specialty||Date|
|University of California, San Francisco||Infectious Diseases Fellowship||2008|
|Massachusetts General Hospital||Internal Medicine Residency||2004|
|Rush Medical College||M.D.||2001|
Awards and Honors
Gold-Headed Cane Endowed Teaching Chair in Internal Medicine, UCSF, 2014
Essential Core Teaching Award for Commitment to Medical Student Teaching, UCSF, 2013
Member, Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF, 2012
Recent Articles (43)
Schwartz BS, Glass TA, Pollak J, Hirsch AG, Bailey-Davis L, Moran TH, Bandeen-Roche K. Depression, its comorbidities and treatment, and childhood body mass index trajectories. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016 Nov 2.
Baxi SM, Robinson ML, Grill MF, Schwartz BS, Doernberg SB, Liu C. Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes Among Individuals With Spinal Implant Infections: A Descriptive Study. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 Sep; 3(3):ofw177.
Schwartz BS, Rosen J, Han PV, Hynes NA, Hagmann SH, Rao SR, Jentes ES, Ryan ET, LaRocque RC. Immunocompromised Travelers: Demographic Characteristics, Travel Destinations, and Pretravel Health Care from the U.S. Global TravEpiNet Consortium. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Nov 4; 93(5):1110-6.
Berliner JG, Aldabagh B, Mully T, Yu SS, Schwartz BS, Berger TG. Non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections following cosmetic laser procedures: a case report and review of the literature. J Drugs Dermatol. 2015 Jan; 14(1):80-3.
Yu WY, Manrriquez E, Bhutani T, Chaganti RK, Ruben BS, Schwartz BS, Fox LP. Sweet heart: A case of pregnancy-associated acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis with myopericarditis. JAAD Case Rep. 2015 Jan; 1(1):12-4.
Watkins ER, Shamasunder S, Cascino T, White KL, Katrak S, Bern C, Schwartz BS. Visceral leishmaniasis-associated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in a traveler returning from a pilgrimage to the Camino de Santiago. J Travel Med. 2014 Nov-Dec; 21(6):429-32.
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. 2015 Jan; 24(1):e15-20.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nakamura K, Schwartz BS, Lindegårdh N, Keh C, Guglielmo BJ. Possible neuropsychiatric reaction to high-dose oseltamivir during acute 2009 H1N1 influenza A infection. Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Apr 1; 50(7):e47-9.
Koplowicz YB, Schwartz BS, Guglielmo BJ. Development of daptomycin-susceptible, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia during high-dose daptomycin therapy. Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Oct 15; 49(8):1286-7.
Pincus LB, Schwartz BS, Cunningham G, Saeed S, Berger TG. Cutaneous phaeohyphomycosis caused by Cladophialophora bantiana in a scar after treatment with intralesional corticosteroid injections. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2009 Sep; 61(3):537-8.
Schwartz BS, Graber CJ, Diep BA, Basuino L, Perdreau-Remington F, Chambers HF. Doxycycline, not minocycline, induces its own resistance in multidrug-resistant, community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clone USA300. Clin Infect Dis. 2009 May 15; 48(10):1483-4.
Liu C, Graber CJ, Karr M, Diep BA, Basuino L, Schwartz BS, Enright MC, O'Hanlon SJ, Thomas JC, Perdreau-Remington F, Gordon S, Gunthorpe H, Jacobs R, Jensen P, Leoung G, Rumack JS, Chambers HF. A population-based study of the incidence and molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus disease in San Francisco, 2004-2005. Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Jun 1; 46(11):1637-46.
Graber CJ, Schwartz BS. Failure of decolonization in patients with infections due to mupirocin-resistant strains of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008 Mar; 29(3):284; author reply 284-5.
Schwartz BS, Ngo PD, Guglielmo BJ. Daptomycin treatment failure for vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium infective endocarditis: impact of protein binding? Ann Pharmacother. 2008 Feb; 42(2):289-90.
Schwartz BS, Harris JB, Khan AI, Larocque RC, Sack DA, Malek MA, Faruque AS, Qadri F, Calderwood SB, Luby SP, Ryan ET. Diarrheal epidemics in Dhaka, Bangladesh, during three consecutive floods: 1988, 1998, and 2004. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006 Jun; 74(6):1067-73.