Dr. Jess D. Schwartz
New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY - 1993
New York University Medical Center, New York, NY (2000-2002)
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN - 2003
Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA - 2004
Dr. Jess D. Schwartz holds the academic post of associate professor in the department of surgery, division of thoracic surgery at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. His clinical practice rotates between the University of New Mexico Health Science Center and the University of New Mexico Cancer Center—one of only 68 cancer centers in the country to earn the prestigious National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation which is awarded to institutions for scientific excellence, cancer research contributions, and delivery of advanced medical care to patients.
Dr. Schwartz received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine in New York, New York. He remained in New York where he completed residencies in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery at the New York University Medical Center. Dr. Schwartz relocated to Boston, Massachusetts for a fellowship at Harvard University’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he pursued and completed specialty training in thoracic surgical oncology in 2004.
Board-certified in surgery and thoracic surgery, Dr. Schwartz’s clinical focus is general thoracic surgery with a specialty of thoracic oncology. He is particularly interested in mediastinal and chest wall tumors and chest wall reconstruction, lung cancer, and esophageal cancer. Dr. Schwartz is trained in minimally invasive surgical procedures such as wedge resection and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy.
A fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), Dr. Schwartz has presented his research to several professional organizations, including the ACS, the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), and the Society of University Surgeons (SUS).
Clinical Research and Publications
In addition to authoring several book chapters, Dr. Schwartz has had his research published in over 25 articles in peer-reviewed journals such as The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Surgery, and the Journal of Surgical Research.
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