Title: Healthcare Consultant
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Jared Schwartz, Health Care Consultant, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pathology, medical microbiology and cytopathology.
Dr. Schwartz’ earliest ambitions were to help others, and he originally intended on carrying out these services through a career in the military. When he was medically deferred and given a one-year referral, he decided to study microbiology at Virginia Military Institute. He received a bachelor’s degree in microbiology, and followed up with an MSc at Ohio State University in 1969. He ventured forth with an MD at Duke University in 1973, but after starting a medical internship, he realized his true interest was in pathology. In 1975, Dr. Schwartz received a PhD from Duke University. He is AP/CP, cytopathology and medical microbiology certified through the American Board of Pathology. Dr. Schwartz was greatly influenced by professors he had in the field, who in a span of five years, had left academia to chair pathology departments at the top medical centers across the country. When he was 34, this opportunity presented itself to him.
Dr. Schwartz directed pathology and lab medicine for Presbyterian Healthcare from 1983 to 2009. He served as the president of the College of American Pathologists from 2007 to 2009 and then took on a position as the Chief Medical Officer of Aperio from 2009 to 2012. Following this, he accepted a CMO role with Leica Bio Systems from 2012 to 2014. After many long years of leading departments and studies in the field of pathology, Dr. Schwartz has been an individual healthcare consultant since 2014. On top of these roles, he has served as the President of the Board of Trustees at Presbyterian Healthcare, and on the board of directors for different committees for the Harvard Annual Symposium on Personalized Medicine, the Personalized Medicine Coalition, the American Registry of Pathology and the American Pathology Foundation. He was also the President and Chief Medical Staff of Mecklenburg County Medical Society from 1987 to 1988. Dr. Schwartz was involved with CLIAC from 2003 to 2009.
On a civic level, Dr. Schwartz has held many executive roles, such as serving as President of the Metrolina Lung Association and Leadership Charlotte. He has been a trusted member on the board of directors for United Way, Charlotte Jewish Federation and the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation. There is a particular reason that he is a pathologist; in the 70 years he was involved in the health system, he was only the second pathologist to be elected to be president. The first was his mentor, with nearly 30 years between them. Above everything, he is most proud of the people he has worked with. They weren’t all doctors, but young people working in health care or for companies that developed tools. He helped them understand why they were there. He believes leaders need to know they are important in order to make a difference.
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