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Richard (Rick) H. Swartz

Richard (Rick) H. Swartz MD, PhD, FRCPC
Medical school/ training:
MD, PhD, University of Toronto; FRCPC (Neurology)
Hospital Affiliation:
Sunnybrook HSC
University Appointment:
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology and Division of Obstetrical Medicine
Clinical Specialty:
Research Interests:
Dr. Swartz’s research focuses on diseases affecting the blood vessels of the brain, including: vasculitis, Moya-moya, pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, PRES, migraine, atherosclerosis and vascular dementia, and on using brain imaging to improve the diagnosis and management of these diseases.

Through his medical school and resident training Dr. Swartz received scholarship support in Obstetrics and Gynecology and pursued additional clinical training in the neurology of pregnancy. With the Women & Babies campus moving from to Sunnybrook’s Bayview campus, Dr. Swartz will build a clinical and research program in neurovascular issues in pregnancy. Clinically, Dr. Swartz sees patients in the stroke prevention clinic, will attend consults on the Obstetrical ward, and is especially interested in patients with intracranial vascular diseases, stroke-in-the-young, and both stroke and migraine in pregnancy.