Title: Clinical Professor of Medicine
Company: St. Louis University Hospitals, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Location: Chesterfield, Missouri, United States
Martin W. Schwarze, Clinical Professor of Medicine at St. Louis University Hospitals and Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of medicine.
Dr. Schwarze became involved in his profession because he grew up in a medical family and was named after his grandfather, a physician and surgeon, who attended Washington School of Medicine at the turn of the 20th century. A young Dr. Schwarze would accompany his grandfather to the hospital as well as go to his office, and all the time he spent with his grandfather inspired Dr. Schwarze to pursue medicine. He earned a BS in chemistry from St. Louis University in 1968 as well as a DO from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1973 and is certified under the Subspecialty of Cardiovascular Disease, the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine, and is licensed to practice in Missouri.
Affiliated with St. Louis University Hospitals since 1981, Dr. Schwarze first held the role of assistant clinical professor of medicine within the division of cardiology before becoming a full professor in 1999. He also shares his knowledge with others as a clinical instructor within the department of medicine at the New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and as a clinical professor with the department of medicine at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to his responsibilities with St. Louis University Hospitals, Dr. Schwarze has been the chief of cardiology at DesPeres Hospital from 1994 to 2010 and director of both the non-invasive cardiology department from 1987 to 2000 and of cardiac rehabilitation at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital.
Throughout his career, Dr. Schwarze enjoyed being president of the St. Louis chapter of the American Heart Association for two years and was he was on the board about 30 years. He has also been on the board of governors of the Missouri Chapter of the American College of Cardiology from 1997 to 2002, on the medical executive committee of the Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital Quality Assurance Committee from 1989 to 1991 and president of the board of directors of the American Heart Association from 1990 to 1992. As a testament to his success, Dr. Schwarze has been named a Best Doctor of St. Louis, a master fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists (MACOI) in 2017, and was presented with the American Heart Association’s Hugh D. McCulloch Medical Honoree Award in 2008.
What Dr. Schwarze finds the most rewarding in his profession is seeing the patients improve and get better. He appreciates his patients’ appreciation of him and is glad to be a part of the healing process. Dr. Schwarze advises those entering his profession that if they take good care of the patients, everything else will follow. He plans to continue seeing patients and in his spare time enjoys antique convertible automobiles, model trains, and horticulture.
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