Michael Schwartz is the Associate Dean for Curriculum at the Yale University School of Medicine and an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurobiology. Dr. Schwartz received his PhD. from George Washington University and has been a member of the Yale Department of Neurobiology faculty since 1985. He is the Director of Medical Studies in Neurobiology and is also the Director of the Medical Neurobiology course.
Dr. Schwartz is currently responsible for the oversight and development of the Yale School of Medicine curriculum and for ensuring that the school meets all accreditation standards. He oversees the approval and implementation of curricular innovations in pedagogy and is the leader of the Yale School of Medicine Strategic Planning Team charged with implementing a new medical school curriculum. Dr. Schwartz has been a featured expert and consultant in Apple’s Standout Schools Live Webcast series and is on the advisory board of MacHealthcare.
The research in his laboratory is focused on the organization and development of the mammalian cerebral cortex, the influence of prenatal and neonatal experiences on the final organization of these regions and the impact on behavioral function.