Neil Schwartz, MD, PhD

Stroke and vascular neurologist

Bio:   Dr. Schwartz joined the Stanford Stroke Center in 2004 as a Fellow in Vascular Neurology and has remained on as Faculty since 2007. Currently, his primary focus is the care of patients with cerebrovascular disease in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. His expertise extends to critically ill patients in the Neurointensive Care Unit with ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. He has a particular interest and expertise in cervical artery dissection, non-atherosclerotic vasculopathies, and stroke in young adults.

Dr. Schwartz is a national leader in neurological education and is the Program Director for the Stanford Neurology Residency Program and serves the Medical Director for Clinical Neurosciences (G1/H1) at Stanford Hospital & Clinics.

Learn more about the Neurology Residency Program: http://neurology.stanford.edu/education/adult_residency.html.
4.8 out of 5
82 Patient Ratings
7 Patient Comments

Stroke Center

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  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6469
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Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Vascular Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2008)
  • Board Certification: Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2006)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center (2005) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University Medical Center (2004) CA
  • Internship: California Pacific Medical Center (2001) CA
  • MD, Northwestern University (2000)
  • PhD, Northwestern University, Neurophysiology Neuropharmacology (1998)
  • Medical Education: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (2000) IL

Administrative Appointments

  • Program Director, Neurology Residency Program, Dept. of Neurology & Neurological Sciences (2010 - Present)
  • Medical Director, Clinical Neurosciences (G1/H1), Stanford Hospital & Clinics (2010 - Present)

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Explanations

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Includes you in decisions

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Clear Communication

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SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Dr. Schwartz is an "amazing," wonderful doctor - organized, detail, clear explanation, comprehensive, good listener, understanding, CARING wonderful doctor!!!

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Very thorough and helpful. Willingness to investigate to find root cause. Helpful practical suggestions.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Schwartz is wonderful; I feel that I am with the best doctor for my condition.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Schwartz provided very reassuring explanations about my condition and scary radiology report.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Schwartz is the best doctor I have known, he is expert in his field and care about his patients -

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Very good experience.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Always a GOOD experience.

4.8 out of 5
82 Patient Ratings
7 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Dr. Schwartz is an "amazing," wonderful doctor - organized, detail, clear explanation, comprehensive, good listener, understanding, CARING wonderful doctor!!!

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Very thorough and helpful. Willingness to investigate to find root cause. Helpful practical suggestions.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Schwartz is wonderful; I feel that I am with the best doctor for my condition.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Schwartz provided very reassuring explanations about my condition and scary radiology report.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Schwartz is the best doctor I have known, he is expert in his field and care about his patients -

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Very good experience.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Always a GOOD experience.