Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz is a board certified plastic surgeon, a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He earned a bachelor degree in cellular and molecular biology from Tulane University, and went on to attend Georgetown University School of Medicine, one of the top 5 most selective schools in the country. While pursuing his medical degree, he furthered his expertise in breast cancer by studying tumor biology and the molecular basis of cancer at the National Cancer Institute designated Lombardi Cancer Center.
Upon graduation from medical school, Dr. Schwartz was accepted into the prestigious integrated plastic surgery training program at Georgetown University Hospital after scoring in the top 3% in the United States on the medical licensing examination. The Department of Plastic Surgery is recognized for its expertise in breast reconstruction and aesthetic surgery. Dr. Schwartz went on to accept a fellowship in facial and body aesthetic and reconstructive surgery at the internationally renewed Cleveland Clinic. Here he worked side by side with the physicians who performed the first “face transplant” in the United States.
Recognized for his expertise in breast reconstruction and breast surgery, Dr. Schwartz was one of 10 plastic surgeons in the country invited to develop national guidelines on breast reconstruction for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has developed guidelines for techniques using tissue expanders and implants as well as utilizing “autologous” or our own bodies’ tissue. Dr. Schwartz is committed to promoting advances in surgery and safety by servicing on numerous committees for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. These include Health Policy, Patient Safety, Public Education, Emerging Trends, Quality and Performance Measurement and the Clinical Trials Network. Dr. Schwartz remains on the cutting edge of technology and innovative medicine through his active involvement in FDA-approved clinical trials. He is currently developing new techniques in breast reconstruction surgery aimed at decreasing pain and recovery time for women.