Richard A. Schwartz, M.D. has been in private practice in the Northern Virginia area since 1974. He was founder and medical director of a group cardiology practice in Arlington and Alexandria, VA. from 1974 to 2000. Dr. Schwartz received his medical degree from Cornell University in 1965. He served his Internship at Philadelphia General Hospital. His residency training was done in the Georgetown University Hospital program at D.C. General Hospital. Cardiology Fellowships were completed at Georgetown University Hospital and the Washington Center Hospital. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Schwartz held the rank of Lieutenant Commander during his military service in the U.S. Public Health Service.Dr. Schwartz is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University Hospital of Medicine.
At the University of Maryland, he served as a consultant in cardiology, sports medicine and physical fitness. He has been a Director of the Northern Virginia Institute for Continuing Education, Chairman of the Board for the Medical Society Services and Treasurer of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia. Dr. Schwartz is past Chairman of the D.C. Medical Society Committee on Physical Fitness and a charter member and past President of the Sports Medicine Association of Greater Washington. He is a frequent guest speaker and author on a variety of health care and fitness topics. Active in rowing for over 30 years, Dr. Schwartz is a senior master sculler and has participated in the sport as a crew member, coach, and team physician. He has been a member of the national championship crews and rowed on the 1963 Pan American team.