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Brian Schwartz, MD

TitleAssociate Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentMedicine
Phone415-353-2626
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    University of California, San FranciscoInfectious Diseases Fellowship2008
    Massachusetts General HospitalInternal Medicine Residency2004
    Rush Medical CollegeM.D.2001
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    UCSF2017UCSF Excellence and Innovation Award in Graduate Medical Education
    UCSF2014Gold-Headed Cane Endowed Teaching Chair in Internal Medicine
    UCSF2013Essential Core Teaching Award for Commitment to Medical Student Teaching
    UCSF2012Member, Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators

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    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.


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    1. MacDougall C, Schwartz B, Kim L, Nanamori M, Shekarchian S, Chin-Hong PV. An Interprofessional Curriculum on Antimicrobial Stewardship Improves Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Appropriate Antimicrobial Use and Collaboration. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017; 4(1):ofw225. PMID: 28480231.
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    2. Baxi SM, Robinson ML, Grill MF, Schwartz B, 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. PMID: 27704027.
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    3. Chou J, Wallender E, Schwartz B, et al. Respiratory Failure in a Woman 8 Months After an Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant. JAMA Oncol. 2016 Aug 25. PMID: 27559706.
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    4. Shekarchian S, Schwartz B, Teherani A, Irby D, Chin-Hong PV, et al. Is it time for a coordinated and longitudinal approach to antibiotic stewardship education? Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Jun 25. PMID: 27343546.
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    5. Melber D, Teherani A, Schwartz B. A Comprehensive Survey of Preclinical Microbiology Curricula Among US Medical Schools. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Jul 15; 63(2):164-8. PMID: 27126343.
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    6. Schwartz B, 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. PMID: 26304922.
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    7. Schwartz B, Armstrong WS, Ohl CA, Luther VP. Create Allies, IDSA Stewardship Commitments Should Prioritize Health Professions Learners. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Nov 15; 61(10):1626-7. PMID: 26224002.
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    8. Chow FC, Schwartz B, Josephson SA. Opinion and special articles: An interdisciplinary neuroinfectious diseases clinic to improve patient care and training. Neurology. 2015 Jan 6; 84(1):e1-4. PMID: 25548243; PMCID: PMC4336095 [Available on 01/06/16].
    9. Berliner JG, Aldabagh B, Mully T, Yu SS, Schwartz B, 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. PMID: 25607912.
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    10. Yu WY, Manrriquez E, Bhutani T, Chaganti RK, Ruben BS, Schwartz B, Fox LP. Sweet heart: A case of pregnancy-associated acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis with myopericarditis. JAAD Case Rep. 2015 Jan; 1(1):12-4. PMID: 27075127.
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    11. Watkins ER, Shamasunder S, Cascino T, White KL, Katrak S, Bern C, Schwartz B. 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. PMID: 25145768.
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    12. Zhang AL, Feeley BT, Schwartz B, 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. PMID: 24972813.
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    13. Levi ME, Kumar D, Green M, Ison MG, Kaul D, Michaels MG, Morris MI, Schwartz B, 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. PMID: 24636427.
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    14. Kanada KN, Schwartz B, 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. PMID: 24124850.
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    15. Rabe IB, Schwartz B, 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. PMID: 23823653.
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    16. Schwartz B, Mawhorter SD. Parasitic infections in solid organ transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2013 Mar; 13 Suppl 4:280-303. PMID: 23465021.
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    17. Sayah DM, Schwartz B, 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. PMID: 23387799.
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    18. Doyon JB, Sutton DA, Theodore P, Dhillon G, Jones KD, Thompson EH, Fu J, Wickes BL, Koehler JE, Schwartz B. Rasamsonia argillacea pulmonary and aortic graft infection in an immune-competent patient. J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Feb; 51(2):719-22. PMID: 23241382; PMCID: PMC3553912.
    19. Manuel O, Husain S, Kumar D, Zayas C, Mawhorter S, Levi ME, Kalpoe J, Lisboa L, Ely L, Kaul DR, Schwartz B, 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. PMID: 23196955.
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    20. Morris MI, Daly JS, Blumberg E, Kumar D, Sester M, Schluger N, Kim SH, Schwartz B, 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. PMID: 22883346.
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    21. Tattevin P, Schwartz B, 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. PMID: 22670044; PMCID: PMC3657511.
    22. Schwartz B, 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. PMID: 22665823.
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    23. LaRocque RC, Rao SR, Lee J, Ansdell V, Yates JA, Schwartz B, 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. PMID: 22144534.
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    24. Naidus E, Damon L, Schwartz B, 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. PMID: 22052650.
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    25. Lopez-Vergès S, Milush JM, Schwartz B, 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. PMID: 21825173; PMCID: PMC3169160.
    26. Bercovitch RS, Catanzaro A, Schwartz B, Pappagianis D, Watts DH, Ampel NM. Coccidioidomycosis during pregnancy: a review and recommendations for management. Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Aug; 53(4):363-8. PMID: 21810749.
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    27. Schwartz B, Paster M, Ison MG, Chin-Hong PV. Organ donor screening practices for Trypanosoma cruzi infection among US Organ Procurement Organizations. Am J Transplant. 2011 Apr; 11(4):848-51. PMID: 21426487.
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    28. Chin-Hong PV, Schwartz B, 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. PMID: 21401868.
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    29. 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. PMID: 21258095; PMCID: PMC3060907.
    30. Liu C, Schwartz B, 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. PMID: 21122221; PMCID: PMC3294592.
    31. Miller SA, van Zante A, Schwartz B. 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. PMID: 20955918.
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    32. Nakamura K, Schwartz B, 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. PMID: 20192728.
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    33. Elicker BM, Schwartz B, Liu C, Chen EC, Miller SA, Chiu CY, Webb WR. Thoracic CT findings of novel influenza A (H1N1) infection in immunocompromised patients. Emerg Radiol. 2010 Jul; 17(4):299-307. PMID: 20111882; PMCID: PMC2880241.
    34. Koplowicz YB, Schwartz B, 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. PMID: 19780665.
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    35. Pincus LB, Schwartz B, 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. PMID: 19700025.
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    36. Schwartz B, 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. PMID: 19374563.
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    37. Liu C, Graber CJ, Karr M, Diep BA, Basuino L, Schwartz B, 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. PMID: 18433335.
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    38. Graber CJ, Schwartz B. 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. PMID: 18257694.
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    39. Schwartz B, 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. PMID: 18172014.
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    40. Schwartz B, 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. PMID: 16760521; PMCID: PMC1626162.
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