Robert A. Schwartz

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, USA

Robert A. Schwartz is an internationally renowned Dermatologist. In 1978, he first described florid cutaneous papillomatosis (Schwartz-Burgess syndrome), a marker of internal cancer. In 1982, Schwartz described acral acanthotic anomaly (acral acanthosis nigricans), a common disorder in healthy African-Americans. In 1981, Schwartz led one of the three groups that first described Kaposi's sarcoma-related AIDS (KS-AIDS). Schwartz's book, Skin Cancer: Recognition and Management, published originally by Springer-Verlag, is, in a second edition, published, 2008, by Wiley-Blackwell. Schwartz's latest book entitled Kaposi's Sarcoma is now in preparation. He is a member Honoris Causa of the Bulgarian society among others. Schwartz spent his four undergraduate years at the University of California at Berkeley, graduating with a B.A. in political science in 1969. Schwartz remained at UC Berkeley to earn an M.P.H. in medical administration in 1970. He works as Professor and Head of dermatology at the New Jersey Medical School. Schwartz was twice Secretary of the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society chapter, which he currently heads as Chapter Councilor. Schwartz received the "Faculty of the Year" Award at New Jersey Medical School in 2002 and has been chosen annually as "Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area", through 2009. He was President of the Dermatology Section of the New York Academy of Medicine (2004-2005). Schwartz is currently Editor of the Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Pannonica et Adriatica. Schwartz is also Deputy of Mycoses. He is an Assistant Editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, an Associate Editor of Cutis among others, and a Section Editor of the Journal of Surgical Oncology. He is a member of the editorial boards of numerous dermatology journals, including the International Journal of Dermatology.

Biography Updated on 14 October 2010

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