Brian 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 serves as the Vice Chief for Clinical Affairs in the Division of Infectious Diseases. He devotes much of his time on medical education, with a focus on improving the way we teach microbiology and infectious diseases across spectrum of medical learners (medical students, resident, fellows, and faculty). He is a course director for the Pathogens and Host Defense block in the School of Medicine, the Program Director for the Infectious Diseases Fellowship, Chairs the Medical Education Community of Practice for the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and previously chaired 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 between 2014-2019 he held 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.
2017 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
Infectious Diseases Fellowship, 2008 - , University of California, San Francisco
Internal Medicine Residency, 2004 - , Massachusetts General Hospital
M.D., 2001 - , Rush Medical College
Honors and Awards
UCSF Excellence and Innovation Award in Graduate Medical Education, UCSF, 2017 Service Award, The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators at UCSF, UCSF, 2015 Gold-Headed Cane Endowed Teaching Chair in Internal Medicine, UCSF, 2014-2019 Essential Core Teaching Award for Commitment to Medical Student Teaching, UCSF, 2013 Member, Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF, 2012