Jason Schwalb

Jason M Schwalb, MD

medical group
4.7 / 5

Specialties: Neurological Surgery

Board Certification and Education

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery


  • Yale University, CT, 1996

Residencies & Internships

  • University of Pennsylvania Medical, Neurological Surgery, PA, 2003
  • Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Surgery, MD, 1997


  • University of Toronto, Neurosurgery Functio, 2005

About Me

I specialize in Deep Brain Stimulation, Trigeminal Neuralgia, and Epilepsy Surgery.


Biographical Statement:

Dr. Schwalb obtained his BA in Classical Greek summa cum laude from CUNY Brooklyn College, spurring a lasting interest in how the structure of language influences thought. He is the Surgical Director of the Movement Disorder and Comprehensive Epilepsy Centers at Henry Ford Health System and Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at Wayne State University. He also holds an appointment as a Research Scientist in the Center for Health Policy and Health Services Research at Henry Ford.

He obtained his MD from Yale University. He completed his surgical internship at Johns Hopkins University and his neurosurgical residency at the University of Pennsylvania with an infolded fellowship in spine surgery. He then completed a fellowship in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto, during which time he also obtained additional training in epilepsy and peripheral nerve surgery.

He has served on multiple committees in national Neurosurgical organizations. He is the current President of the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Pain and Chair of the Functional Neurosurgical Working Group of the Parkinson’s Study Group. He is the Vice President of the Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons and a co-Director for the Michigan Spine Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MSSIC). He serves on the Professional Advisory Board of the Michigan Parkinson Foundation and the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan.


Care Philosophy:

My goal is to provide a comprehensive evaluation to accurately diagnose what is causing your symptoms and provide you and your family with as much information as I can to help you make an informed decision about whether surgery is the right decision for you. If you decide to go forward with surgery, I try to provide the best and most compassionate surgical and postsurgical care possible. If you do not decide to proceed with surgery, I try to help coordinate care and obtain resources for you and your family. All care is coordinated with your other physicians, whether inside or outside of Henry Ford Health System.


Research & Interests:

Areas of interest include novel technologies in surgery for movement disorders and epilepsy, laser interstitial thermal therapy, robotic surgery, complex peripheral nerve surgery, normal pressure hydrocephalus, pain (including facial pain and cancer-related pain), racial and economic disparities, health care delivery, quality improvement and registry science.





Jason Schwalb, MD - Neurological Surgery, Henry Ford Health System


Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
6777 W Maple Rd
West Bloomfield, MI 48322

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  • Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital

Patient Ratings

Overall Patient Ratings:

4.7 out of 5
46 Ratings

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Excellent, very knowledgeable, very friendly.




Dr. Schwab was wonderful. He was very professional and treated me with respect. He was kind and treated me like a person not just as another patient with a medical problem. His sense of humor was delightful and put me at ease. His eye contact with me and not just with his computer screen displayed compassion as did his respectful handshake at the end of my appointment. I have seen a number of different physicians for my Essential Tremor but none of those physicians were as thorough in assessing my condition as Dr. Schwab was. He explained the Deep Brain Stimulation procedure in detail yet in terms which I could understand. I came into my appointment somewhat nervous and unsure if I wanted to proceed with the DBS surgery but I left with tears of gratitude in my eyes as I have no doubt that I would trust Dr. Schwab in performing that surgery to help improve my quality of life. i feel blessed to have found this wonderful physician.


Can't wait!!


*Dr. Schwalb was the first doctor to suggest that my nerve pain may be coming from my thigh. I am grateful to him for finding the source of my pain after 3 years of seeing various providers with no results.

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