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Marisa Schwab, M.D.

Marisa Schwab, M.D.

  • Chief Resident (PGY-5)
  • General Surgery

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Marisa Schwab, M.D. is a general surgery resident at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Schwab is interested in a career in pediatric and fetal surgery and spent her research years working in Dr. Tippi MacKenzie's lab, investigating fetal molecular therapies for various genetic diseases.

Originally from Switzerland, Dr. Schwab completed her undergraduate education at Occidental College, graduating magna cum laude with a degree in Biology and a minor in History. She received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Schwab has published numerous peer-reviewed papers in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery, the American Journal of Surgery, the Journal of Surgical Research, among others. She has also authored chapters in multiple textbooks, including Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fetal and Neonatal Surgery, and Queenan's Management of High-Risk Pregnancy. During her dedicated research time in Dr. MacKenzie's lab, Dr. Schwab performed fetal surgery in various animal models, including delivering in utero gene therapy in a sheep model for spinal muscular atrophy. In addition, she led regulatory efforts to successfully open a phase I clinical trial for in utero enzyme replacement therapy in fetuses with certain lysosomal storage diseases (NCT04532047).
  Dept or School    
  End Date    
  • University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco
  • Resident, General Surgery
  • 06/2023
  • University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco
  • Intern, General Surgery
  • 06/2017
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.
  • M.D.
  • Medicine
  • 05/2016
  • Occidental College, Los Angeles
  • B.A.
  • Biology, History
  • 05/2011
  •   Award  
      Confired By    
  • FAVOR T32 Grant (T32AI125222)
  • National Institutes of Health
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Keith and Marion Moore Blue Box Award for best student-authored paper
  • AACA
  • 2016
  • Richter Grant for Independent Research
  • Occidental College
  • 2010
  • Dean's Scholarship
  • Occidental College
  • 2007 - 2011
    • University of California San Francisco Medical Center - General Surgery Intern - 2016-2017
    • University of California San Francisco Medical Center - General Surgery Resident - 2017-present
    • Pediatric surgery
    • Pediatric surgery
    • General surgery
    • Fetal surgery
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    1. Schwab ME, Hernandez S, Watanaskul S, Chern H, Varma M, Sarin A. Comparison of advanced techniques for local excision of rectal lesions: a case series. BMC Surg. 2022 Mar 27; 22(1):117. View in PubMed
    2. Fergus KB, Schwab ME, Butler C, Cattle CJ, Breyer BN, Copp HL, Nagata JM. Young Adult Healthcare Exposure and Future Opioid Misuse: A Prospective Cohort Study. Am J Prev Med. 2022 06; 62(6):914-920. View in PubMed
    3. Schwab ME, Brown JEH, Lianoglou B, Jin C, Conroy PC, Gallagher RC, Harmatz P, MacKenzie TC. Fetal therapies and trials for lysosomal storage diseases: a survey of attitudes of parents and patients. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2022 01 29; 17(1):25. View in PubMed
    4. Schwab ME, Kramer SP, Bashi A, Chung TP, Mueller CM. A problem at any age: a case report of congenital malrotation with bowel ischemia in an 84-year-old. BMC Surg. 2022 Jan 29; 22(1):35. View in PubMed
    5. Schwab ME, Crennan M, Burke S, Sang H, Klarich MK, Keller RL, Vu LT. Oral Feeding in Infants After Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair While on Non-invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation: The Impact of a Dysphagia Provider-Led Protocol. Dysphagia. 2022 10; 37(5):1305-1313. View in PubMed
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