Nicholas Schwartz, MD, PhD


  • Neurology Residency: Stanford Health Care (2021 – 2024)
  • Preliminary Intern Year: California Pacific Medical Center (2020 – 2021)
  • MD/PhD: Stony Brook University (2020)
  • Undergraduate: Duke University with Distinction, Magna Cum Laude (2012)


Clinical and Research Interests

  • Behavioral Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Research
  • Medical Education



Nirsch J, Rogawski D, McDonald J, Nie E, Schwartz NU, Scott B, Gratzinger D, Gold C, Kipp L, Vogel H. Primary central nervous system histiocytic sarcoma presenting as neuromyelitis optica. Multiple Sclerosis Journal. Accepted April 2022.

Schwartz NU. Charcot-Marie-Tooth 2F (Hsp27 mutations): A review (2019). Neurobiology of Disease. 130,

Schwartz NU, Mileva I, Gurevich M, Snider J, Hannun YA, Obeid LM. Quantifying 1-deoxydihydroceramides and 1-deoxyceramides in mouse nervous system tissue (2019). Journal of Prostaglandins and Other Lipid Mediat. 141,

Snider JM, Trayssac M, Clarke CJ, Schwartz NU, Snider AJ, Obeid LM, Luberto C, Hannun, YA (2018). Flux analysis reveals regulation of the sphingolipid network by doxorubicin in breast cancer cells. Journal of Lipid Research. 60(7),

Schwartz NU, Linzer RW, Truman JP, Gurevich M, Hannun YA, Senkal CE, Obeid LM (2018). Decreased ceramide underlies mitochondrial dysfunction in Charcot-Marie-Tooth 2F. The FASEB Journal, 32(3), fj.201701067R. *Selected for cover of March 2018 edition.

Leung W, … Schwartz NU, … Elgin SCR (2017). “Retrotransposons Are the Major Contributors to the Expansion of the Drosophila ananassae Muller F Element.”, G3: GENES, GENOMEs, GENETICS, 7(8),

Leung W, … Schwartz NU, … Elgin SCR (2015). “The Drosophila Muller F elements maintain a distinct set of genomic properties over 40 million years of evolution.” G3: GENES, GENOMEs, GENETICS, 5(5),

Schwartz NU, Zhong L, Bellemer A, Tracey WD. (2012). Egg laying decisions in Drosophila are consistent with foraging costs of larval progeny. PLoS One. 7:e37910.


Honors and Awards

  • Futures in Neurological Research Scholarship, American Academy of Neurology Travel Award (postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic), 2020
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Society, 2019
  • Outstanding Manuscript of the Year Award, Stony Brook University Program in Neuroscience, 2017
  • Combining Clinical and Research Careers in Neuroscience Travel Award, 2017
  • American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting Travel Award, 2017
  • Stony Brook Three Minute Thesis Competition Finalist, 2017
  • Stony Brook University Graduate Student Organization Distinguished Travel Award, 2016
  • RIKEN Brain Science Institute Summer Lecture Course Travel Award, 2015
  • NIGMS/UAB Metabolomics Workshop Travel Award, 2015
  • NIMH MD/PhD Meeting and Molecular Psychiatry Meeting Travel Award, 2014
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society, Beta Chapter of North Carolina, 2012
  • Duke University Faculty Scholar Award Finalist, 2012
  • Trinity College Research Forum in Neuroscience Fellow, Duke University, 2011



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  • Traveling
  • Eating delicious food
  • Philosophy