Dr Ilan Schwartz

Ilan Schwartz is an infectious disease clinician-researcher and Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Alberta. After completing his clinical training at the University of Manitoba and Queen's University, Dr. Schwartz moved to Cape Town, South Africa, where he studied clinical and environmental aspects of a novel pathogenic fungus, Emergomyces africanus, ultimately earning a PhD for this work from the Global Health Institute, University of Antwerp. Thereafter, Dr. Schwartz obtained further training in the study of invasive fungal infections at the San Antonio Center for Medical Mycology at University of Texas Health San Antonio. Dr. Schwartz was recruited to the University of Alberta in 2018, where his research is focused on emerging fungal infections in immunocompromised hosts and endemic mycoses. Dr. Schwartz has authored or co-authored over 35 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 5 textbook chapters. His research has been recognized with research awards from the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Canada (2015 & 2017) and the Prowse Prize for Clinical Research from the University of Manitoba.