Neil Schwartz, MD, PhD

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
134 Patient Ratings
30 Patient Comments

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Neurocritical Care Program

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

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

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Friendliness

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Recommended to others

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Explanations

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Listens

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Includes you in decisions

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Clear Communication

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Confidence in your doctor

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Wait times

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Schwartz has been a wonderful doctor. He shows compassion & takes his time to answer all of my questions.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Outstanding physician.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

I'm very fortunate to have all these good folks helping me recovery.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr Schwartz spent a lot of time with me in my prior visit explaining my medical conditions and the options for treatment. He has a very soothing manner and above all else, I felt safe. It was the individual time that he spent with me that made me feel at that moment he was 100% present for me. For that I am deeply grateful.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Excellent. Very patient, articulate, understandable!

SHC Patient, May 2016

My experience with Dr. Schwartz and his team has been exemplary. Never have I experienced such excellent, competent, thorough, care.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Schwartz spent quite a bit of one on one time with me going over my condition & options. He was 100% attentive & made me feel cared for & safe.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Appreciate Dr. Lee (?) who met with us & especially Dr. Schwartz to stop in. Sometimes the other docs don't do that. Also appreciate referral to Hematology to see if we can better control Dad's BP.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Schwartz and nurse Spokoyna took their time to explain my health problem. They were not rushed; very kind indeed.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Lots of info understandably and empathetically supplied.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Very knowledgeable and courteous doctor.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. had read my concerns on pt. questionnaire prior to coming in. Was very good in explaining and reassuring me. Acknowledged my fear & ordered an ultrasound which gave us added information crucial to my condition. Very smart MD.

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4.8 out of 5
134 Patient Ratings
30 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Schwartz has been a wonderful doctor. He shows compassion & takes his time to answer all of my questions.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Outstanding physician.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

I'm very fortunate to have all these good folks helping me recovery.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr Schwartz spent a lot of time with me in my prior visit explaining my medical conditions and the options for treatment. He has a very soothing manner and above all else, I felt safe. It was the individual time that he spent with me that made me feel at that moment he was 100% present for me. For that I am deeply grateful.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Excellent. Very patient, articulate, understandable!

SHC Patient, May 2016

My experience with Dr. Schwartz and his team has been exemplary. Never have I experienced such excellent, competent, thorough, care.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Schwartz spent quite a bit of one on one time with me going over my condition & options. He was 100% attentive & made me feel cared for & safe.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Appreciate Dr. Lee (?) who met with us & especially Dr. Schwartz to stop in. Sometimes the other docs don't do that. Also appreciate referral to Hematology to see if we can better control Dad's BP.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Schwartz and nurse Spokoyna took their time to explain my health problem. They were not rushed; very kind indeed.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Lots of info understandably and empathetically supplied.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Very knowledgeable and courteous doctor.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. had read my concerns on pt. questionnaire prior to coming in. Was very good in explaining and reassuring me. Acknowledged my fear & ordered an ultrasound which gave us added information crucial to my condition. Very smart MD.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Concerns about my welfare.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Schwartz was awesome!

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Schwartz is a wonderful doctor who explains things well.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Excellent care; very professional. On my 1st visit with Dr. Schwartz - I felt as if he was MY neurologist & I would definitely see him again if needed.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr S & his fellow were truly excellent.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Vegetiy and Dr. Schwartz is the finest doctors I've ever had. I have total confid. in them.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

His follow-up notes to my doctor did not match what I'd told him/them. Were they listening?

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

I get the best care from Dr. Schwartz and his team.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

This is a very professional organization!

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Schwartz is a wonderful doctor who responds quickly, very knowledgeable, and is very understanding.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

This was my first visit. I left feeling completely satisfied with consultation.

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.