Dr. Gary Schwartz, MD

Dr. Gary Schwartz, MD

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Medical Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
61 y/o
(13)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Gary Schwartz, MD is a medical oncology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 30 years. He specializes in medical oncology and internal medicine.Read his story

Columbia University Medical Center Division of Hematology/Oncology

161 Fort Washington Ave Fl 9

New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MultiPlan
  • QualCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Schwartz performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Soft Tissue Sarcoma
very high
more than 94% of peers
Cancer
normal
more than 75% of peers
Secondary Malignancies
normal
more than 34% of peers

Dr. Schwartz's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Schwartz's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Schwartz "I am a board-certified medical oncologist and internist and chief of Columbia University Medical Center's Division of Hematology and Oncology. I am actively involved in translational and clinical research. The lab, which I direct, focuses on the identification of new targeted agents for cancer therapy, especially in the treatment of sarcoma and melanoma. However, these agents are not disease specific and hold promise in the treatment of all solid-tumor malignancies. These laboratory studies allow for a bridge between the laboratory and the clinic, and many of these drugs that originated in the lab are now being evaluated in clinical trials. My research studies have been supported by the National Cancer Institute, the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer, the Department of Defense for Breast Cancer Research, the Byrne Foundation, and the Food and Drug Administration. I am active in a number of professional organizations, including ALLIANCE for Clinical Trials in Oncology, the American Association of Cancer Research, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and Radiotherapy Oncology Group. For several years, I have worked closely with the National Institutes of Health and served on a number of NIH review committees. Over the course of my career, I have received many awards, including the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Research, Jeannik M. Littlefield-AACR Award in Metastatic Colon Cancer and the New York State Teaching Award in the Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program. I have also been awarded a K12 award from the NCI for the training of the next generation of physician-scientists in cancer therapy. I am involved in the teaching and mentorship of junior faculty and fellows, and I take great pride in my active participation in patient care. I have served on the editorial boards of a number of scientific journals, and I serve as associate editor on both the Journal of Clinical Oncology and Clinical Cancer Research. I am the author of nearly 200 papers and 17 book chapters."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schwartz "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

2  Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

78  Conditions Treated

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2  Procedures

  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Albany Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • North Shore University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • North Shore University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schwartz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schwartz's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schwartz to family and friends
13 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Schwartz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

The best . An absolute professional caring considerate thorough
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everyone at the office is very courteous,the wait time is not long. Dr Schwartz is a gem a D4r who explains everything you need to know,will answer any question you have.If you are having a procedure done they have a facility there that allows them to do it.At the procedure Dr.Schwartz makes you...more
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