Board Profile

Peter A. Schwartz, M.D.

  • :FNU Board Member & Foundation Board Member
  • :April 01, 2020
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Biography

Dr. Schwartz graduated from the Roxbury Latin School, received his Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard College, and his MD from Boston University. After an internship at the University of Utah and two years in the United States Peace Corps in Western Samoa, he did his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale University.  

He spent thirteen years in Northampton Massachusetts, where he was a member of the Council of the Massachusetts Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and was also on the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Medical Society. From 1987 until November 2005, and again from November 2012 until November 2014 he was the Chair of the Department of Ob Gyn at Reading Health System. Prior to returning to The Reading Hospital he spent seven years as Senior Medical Consultant at Stevens & Lee, a 220 attorney law firm, dedicated to improving quality of obstetrical care and the quality of the physician patient relationship.

Dr.  Schwartz served on the Council of the Obstetrical Society of Philadelphia, eventually becoming its President; on the Council of the Pennsylvania Section of the ACOG, eventually becoming its Chair; on the Ethics Committee of ACOG, eventually becoming its Chair; and on the Ethics Committees of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He served two terms on the Council for Resident Education and three terms on the Ob Gyn Residency Review Committee, was an Examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology for ten years was elected to ACOG’s Executive Committee as both Assistant Secretary and Vice President. 

Dr. Schwartz has been the recipient of the CREOG National Faculty Award on multiple occasions, the J. Robert Willson Award from the Obstetrical Society of Philadelphia for long and meritorious service to the Society and the profession, and ACOG's Distinguished Service Award from District III. He currently serves as an ACOG Delegate to the American Medical Association and Chairs the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Committee to Nominate Delegates and Alternates to the AMA.

He currently serves on the Board of the Frontier Nursing University.

His major academic interests have been medical ethics and medical liability and patient safety. He was Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania and is currently a Professor at Drexel University.