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Marisa Schwab, M.D.

Marisa Schwab, M.D.

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  • General Surgery Residency Program, 2023

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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. Cohen JL, Chakraborty P, Fung-Kee-Fung K, Schwab ME, Bali D, Young SP, Gelb MH, Khaledi H, DiBattista A, Smallshaw S, Moretti F, Wong D, Lacroix C, El Demellawy D, Strickland KC, Lougheed J, Moon-Grady A, Lianoglou BR, Harmatz P, Kishnani PS, MacKenzie TC. In Utero Enzyme-Replacement Therapy for Infantile-Onset Pompe's Disease. N Engl J Med. 2022 12 08; 387(23):2150-2158. View in PubMed
    2. Schwab ME, Lianoglou BR, Gano D, Gonzalez Velez J, Allen IE, Arvon R, Baschat A, Bianchi DW, Bitanga M, Bourguignon A, Brown RN, Chen B, Chien M, Davis-Nelson S, de Laat MWM, Ekwattanakit S, Gollin Y, Hirata G, Jelin A, Jolley J, Meyer P, Miller J, Norton ME, Ogasawara KK, Panchalee T, Schindewolf E, Shaw SW, Stumbaugh T, Thompson AA, Towner D, Tsai PS, Viprakasit V, Volanakis E, Zhang L, Vichinsky E, MacKenzie TC. The impact of in utero transfusions on perinatal outcomes in patients with alpha thalassemia major: the UCSF registry. Blood Adv. 2023 01 24; 7(2):269-279. View in PubMed
    3. Watanaskul S, Schwab ME, Chern H, Varma M, Sarin A. Robotic transanal excision of rectal lesions: expert perspective and literature review. J Robot Surg. 2023 Apr; 17(2):619-627. View in PubMed
    4. Schwab ME, Lee H, Tsao K. In Utero Therapy for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Clin Perinatol. 2022 Dec; 49(4):863-872. View in PubMed
    5. Bakhtary S, Panchalee T, Crowe EP, Schwab ME, Zakieh A, Josephson CD, Sobhani NC, Gonzalez-Velez JM, Goel R. Survey of intrauterine red blood cell (RBC) transfusion practices in the United States. Transfusion. 2022 Dec; 62(12):2449-2453. View in PubMed
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