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Dr. Marc S. Schwartz, MD
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Dr. Marc S. Schwartz, MD

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    Overview

    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.In addition to his clinical work, 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 Womens 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.UC San Diego Health LinksFor more information, see https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/surgery/otolaryngology/areas-expertise/Pages/acousticneuroma.aspx and https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/neuro/Pages/default.aspx.
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    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Neurological Surgeon

    Surgeon

    Hematology / Oncology Specialist

    Education & Training

    Lsu Hlth Sci Ctr-Univ Hosp, Cardiovascular Diseases; Dallas Co Hp-Parkland Mem, Internal Medicine (Residency)

    Medical Degree - Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

    Other Degree - Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

    Other Degree - Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR

    Medical Degree - Neurosurgeon

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Neurological Surgery

    Insurances

    Please contact Dr. Schwartz's office to confirm accepted insurance plans.

    Locations

    UC San Diego Health La Jolla - Moores Cancer Center - Brain Tumors (Neurooncology)

    3855 Health Sciences Drive

    La Jolla, CA 92037

    (858) 822-6100

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    UC San Diego Health - La Jolla Executive Drive - Neurological Institute

    4510 Executive Drive

    San Diego, CA 92121

    (858) 657-8540

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    UC San Diego Health - Perlman Medical Offices - ENT/Head & Neck Surgery

    9350 Campus Point Drive

    La Jolla, CA 92037

    (858) 657-8590

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    UC San Diego Health

    200 West Arbor Dr

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (858) 657-7000

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    UC San Diego Health - La Jolla Executive Drive

    4510 Executive Drive

    San Diego, CA 92121

    (858) 657-7000

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    UC San Diego Health - Perlman Medical Offices

    9350 Campus Point Drive

    La Jolla, CA 92037

    (858) 657-7000

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Marc Schwartz accepting new patients?

    Yes, Marc Schwartz is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Marc Schwartz offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Schwartz's office at (858) 822-6100 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Marc Schwartz offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Schwartz's office at (858) 822-6100 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Marc Schwartz speak?

    Marc Schwartz speaks English.

    Which board certifications does Marc Schwartz have?

    Marc Schwartz is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

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