Michael Brant-Zawadzki, M.D., F.A.C.R.

  • Senior Physician Executive, Hoag
  • Ron and Sandi Simon Executive Medical Director Endowed Chair, Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute

Michael Brant-Zawadzki, M.D., F.A.C.R., is the Senior Physician Executive at Hoag, facilitating business and strategic relationships with specialist clinicians, overseeing a platform for programmatic care that integrates specialized services with population health. He helps Hoag transform health care strategy by focusing on specific health conditions using a program driven, physician led, multi-disciplinary team approach, measured by patient focused outcomes. He also oversees the Hoag Center for Research and Education.

He holds the Ron and Sandi Simon Executive Medical Director Endowed Chair of Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute at Hoag, having led the Institute from its inception. The institute coordinates Neurosurgery, Neurology, Psychiatry, Pain, Addiction and Sleep Services.

Dr. Brant-Zawadzki has a BA from Stanford, and earned his MD from the University of Cincinnati, graduating first in his class. His training in diagnostic radiology and in interventional neuroradiology were at Stanford. He spent six years in the Department of Radiology at UCSF, and still holds an Adjunct Professorship at Stanford. He lectures inter/nationally. Dr. Brant-Zawadzki has authored over 250 papers, numerous textbooks (including the first text on Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Central Nervous System), serves on a variety of editorial boards for professional journals, and has sat on numerous professional organization boards and committees. He is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology, a Gold Medal recipient from the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

He is the past Medical Director of Radiology at Hoag, and earned the Certificate in Leadership for Health Care Transformation from UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business. He is a founder of, and consultant to, a number of companies in the biotech and radiology fields.