Brian S. Schwartz

University of California, San Francisco

Brian Schwartz, MD is Associate Professor and Vice Chief for Clinical Affairs at the University of California, San Francisco, Division of Infectious Diseases. His clinical and research interests include the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infections in immunocompromised patients. 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, leads the Medical Education Workgroup for the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and chairs 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 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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