Aurthur L Schwartz MD

Doctor Details
Dr. Schwartz is a nationally recognized specialist in glaucoma and cataracts. He has pioneered the use of laser technology in the treatment of glaucoma. Colleagues selected him as one of only 69 glaucoma specialists nationwide to be included in the original publication "Best Doctors in America." In addition to his well-recognized clinical practice, Dr. Schwartz has given more than 150 lectures and has more than 100 published articles dealing with glaucoma, and has authored 8 book chapters. He directs the Glaucoma Service at the Georgetown-Washington Hospital Center facility. He has served as a principal investigator for the Normal-Tension Glaucoma Study and for two National Institutes of Health sponsored collaborative studies; the Advanced Glaucoma Intervention Study and the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study. Dr. Schwartz has particular  expertise and enjoys treating patients with coexisting cataracts and glaucoma, as well as patients suspicious for glaucoma.
Specialties
    •    Laser surgery for glaucoma both open-angle and narrow-angle
    •    Management of coexisting cataracts and glaucoma
    •    Evaluation of patients suspicious for glaucoma
    •    Decision making in the appropriateness of cataract surgery
    •    Microsurgical trabeculectomy
    •    Normal tension glaucoma
Education
    •    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL.
    •    National Institutes of Health 
Special Fellowship in Glaucoma
    •    Mount Sinai Medical School, New York City, NY. 
Ophthalmology Residency, Chief Resident
    •    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City, NY 
M.D.
    •    Columbia College, New York City, NY 
B.A.
Academic Appointments and Affiliations
    •    Georgetown University Medical Center, 
Clinical Associate Professor
    •    Washington Hospital Center, Glaucoma Review Board, 
Chairman
    •    Georgetown-Washington Hospital Center, Glaucoma Service, 
Director
    •    American Academy of Ophthalmology, 
Fellow
    •    American Glaucoma Society, 
Charter Member
    •    American Glaucoma Society Foundation Board,
Secretary
    •    Washington Academy of Ophthalmology,
President
Certification
    •    American Board of Ophthalmology
Honors and Awards
    •    Alpha Omega Alpha
    •    Honors Award American Academy of Ophthalmology
    •    Prevention of Blindness Society Professional Service Award
    •    Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctors
    •    "Best Doctors in America"
    •    Golden Apple Teaching Award
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Doctor Details
Board Certified
Yes
Primary Specialty
Glaucoma
Secondary Specialty
Cataracts
Title
Ophthalmologist (MD)
Additional Specialty
Colleagues selected him as one of only 69 glaucoma specialists nationwide to be included in the original publication "Best Doctors in America."