Dr. Schwartz was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His college degree was from Temple University where he majored in chemistry and mathematics. At graduation, he received the Herbert M. Winegard Memorial Award for graduating first in his class and the Award of the American Institute of Chemists for excellence in chemistry. Dr. Schwartz received his medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1977. After an internship and residency in internal medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital, a major affiliate of Yale University, he completed his dermatology residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Schwartz is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. He has over 30 years’ experience in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Schwartz is on the medical staff of the University of Vermont Medical Center. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology & Aesthetic Surgery, the New England Dermatologic Society, and the Vermont Dermatology Society. He is a past president of the New Hampshire Dermatology Society. Dr. Schwartz practices medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology in South Burlington, Vermont. For several years, he was also the director and sole injector for the Aesthetic Institute of West Florida. Because of his experience and expertise in cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Schwartz was invited to be a member of the Medical Education Faculty for Bioform Medical Corporation, makers of Radiesse, a leading facial filler. He instructs and trains other physicians how to assess the aging face and how to use injection techniques to maximize results. Due to his experience and training, Dr. Schwartz is the only physician in Vermont who can inject Sculptra Aesthetic, a new longer term anti-aging treatment for facial volume replacement.

Dr. Schwartz has appeared numerous times on ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox 44 news discussing various skin related topics ranging from skin cancers and cold sore virus to sun damage and selection of sunscreens. He has also appeared on television demonstrating techniques for injecting facial fillers for rejuvenation and enhancement. In this bewildering climate of claims made by the various manufacturers, how can a consumer distinguish the truth from the hype? Dr. Schwartz’ extensive background as both a research chemist and as a dermatologist places him in the unique position to critically evaluate the various claims made by cosmeceutical companies about their skin care products.

Dr. Schwartz has authored numerous journal publications including recent articles in Professional Skier Magazine and Best of Burlington Magazine reviewing the damaging effects of ultraviolet light from the sun and how to select the proper sunscreen.  Additionally, either Dr. Schwartz or his staff uses every product he recommends.

Dr. Schwartz and his staff are available to provide consultation and answer your specific questions.  Please feel free to stop in any time to visit his new skin care store and Laser Focus Medspa for a complimentary skin analysis.