01. Doctor Overview

Doctor Overview

Dr. Jess D. Schwartz is a thoracic surgeon at the Northside Hospital in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Prior to this position, Dr. Schwartz practiced as a thoracic surgeon at the University of New Mexico Cancer Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He served as an assistant professor in thoracic surgery and he had clinical duties at the University of New Mexico Health Science Center and the University of New Mexico Cancer Research and Treatment Center. With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Schwartz is board-certified in surgery and thoracic surgery.

His 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. As 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).

02. Fast Facts

Doctor Fast Facts

Main Specialty: Thoracic Surgery

Other Interests & Specialties: Thoracic surgical oncology, lung cancer and minimally invasive thoracic surgery, esophageal cancer and Barrett’s esophagus, GERD/anti-reflux surgery, chest wall tumors, mediastinal tumors, chest wall reconstruction and hyperhidrosis.

Certifications, Awards & Accolades: American Board of Surgery Certification in Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery Certification in Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, American Chemical Society Fellow, American College of Surgeons Fellow, Pharmacia & Upjohn Young Investigators Award for Cancer Research

Education & Experience:

  • Medical Degree from New York University School of Medicine
  • Residency in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at the New York University Medical Center
  • Research Fellowship at NYU Cardiothoracic Research Laboratory
  • Fellowship in Thoracic Surgical Oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
  • Fellowship at Vanderbilt University of Medicine
03. Publications


A simplified technique of full-thickness transabdominal laparoscopic repair of Morgagni herniaThe Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. February 2011;141(2):594-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2010.06.046

Effects of Indoor and Ambient Black Carbon and on Pulmonary Function among Individuals with COPDEnvironmental Health Perspectives. 2018 Dec;126(12):127008. doi: 10.1289/EHP3668

Prenatal Exposure to Traffic Pollution and Childhood Body Mass Index TrajectoryFrontiers in Endocrinology. January 2019;9:771. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2018.00771