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About Marc S. Schwartz, MD

Marc Schwartz, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon who is an internationally renowned expert on the treatment of patients with acoustic neuromas, skull base tumors, and neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2). He is also the recognized neurosurgical leader in the field of auditory brainstem implants. In addition, Dr. Schwartz treats complex cranial problems, meningiomas, brain tumors, pituitary tumors, cranial nerve disorders, and intradural spine tumors.

Dr. Schwartz conducts research in tumor biology and genetics, especially in relation to schwannomas and neurofibromatosis type 2. He is a national leader in the development and refinement of the auditory brainstem implant, which is used for hearing restoration in deaf adults and children who are unable to benefit from hearing aids or cochlear implants.

Dr. Schwartz has published numerous articles and book chapters in his areas of interest. These articles focus not only on basic and clinical science but also on the psychological and social aspects of clinical decision-making. He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and has been a visiting professor at medical schools on three continents.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Schwartz was the senior neurosurgeon at the House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles, where he treated over 2,000 patients with acoustic neuromas and associated disorders. Prior to this, he was the director of the Skull Base Surgery Program at the Albany Medical College.

Dr. Schwartz completed fellowship training in skull base surgery at Oregon Health and Sciences University. He did his neurosurgical residency at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He is board certified in neurosurgery.

Dr. Schwartz is a member of many professional societies, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the California Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Western Neurosurgical Society, and the North American Skull Base Society. He is on the editorial board of Skull Base: Operative Videos and regularly reviews manuscripts for a number of other journals. He is a member of the medical advisory board of the Acoustic Neuroma Association.

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For more information, see Acoustic Neuroma and Neurological Institute.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Fellowship

  • Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Residency

  • Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2017-11-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery

Conditions and Treatments

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Meningioma
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Cranial Nerve Disorders
  • Auditory Brainstem Implant
  • Complex Cranial Problems
  • Intradural Spinal Tumors
  • Neurofibromatosis Type 2
  • Vestibular Schwannoma
  • Brain Tumors
  • Skull Base Tumors
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted