Board Certification and Education
- American Board of Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery
- Yale University, CT, 1996
- University of Pennsylvania Medical, Neurological Surgery, PA, 2003
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Surgery, MD, 1997
- University of Toronto, Neurosurgery Functio, 2005
I specialize in Deep Brain Stimulation, Trigeminal Neuralgia and Epilepsy Surgery.
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 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.
Recruited to Henry Ford Medical Group in 2009, he is the Surgical Director of the Movement Disorder and Comprehensive Epilepsy Centers at Henry Ford Health System, practicing at both the West Bloomfield and Detroit campuses. He also holds appointments as Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at Wayne State University and as a Research Scientist in the Center for Health Policy and Health Services Research at Henry Ford.
He has served on multiple committees in national Neurosurgical organizations. He is the former 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 President of the Michigan Association of Neurosurgeons, President of the Michigan Parkinson Foundation, and a co-Director for the Michigan Spine Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MSSIC). He serves on the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan and is the Chair of the Professional Advisory Board of the Michigan Parkinson Foundation.
"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.