Dr. Nofrat Schwartz earned her Medical Degree from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. She was listed three times in the Dean’s honor list and had graduated with honors. She served as a Physician Officer in the Israeli Defense Force for four years, during which she commanded and supervised a large infirmary and had key administrative roles. During her service, Dr Schwartz was awarded both the Honorary Medical Officer of Israeli Air Forces and Honorary Officer of Chief Medical Officer Israeli Defense Force awards.
Dr Schwartz then completed a residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Meir Medical Center in Israel. During residency Dr. Schwartz was awarded the Israeli Society of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology Award for Best Research. She completed her board certification with honors. Subsequently, she pursued advanced Fellowship training in Neurotology and skull base surgery at the University of North Carolina.
Currently, Dr. Schwartz is an Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Medicine in the Section of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery who specializes in Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery. Her clinical practice focuses on treating both adult and pediatric patients for a variety of middle and inner ear diseases. Her clinical/surgical interests include cochlear implantation, middle ear implants, chronic ear disease, cholesteatoma, tympanoplasty, facial nerve disorders, otosclerosis (stapes surgery), superior semicircular canal dehiscence, glomus tumors, cerebellopontine angle tumors (e.g. acoustic neuromas), cerebrospinal fluid leaks (CSF leaks), and skull base surgery.