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Sergio Schwartzman

Sergio Schwartzman MD

Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
New York, New York, United States of America

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Sergio Schwartzman, MD, is a world-renowned rheumatologist who brings more than 30 years of experience to his practice in the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. Dr. Schwartzman is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Additionally, he is the emeritus Franchellie M. Cadwell chair at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Dr. Schwartzman attended the State University of New York at Binghamton where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish literature. After graduating in 1978, Dr. Schwartzman attended the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, where he earned his medical degree in 1982.

In 1985, he completed a three-year internship and residency at Long Island Jewish Hillside Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York. This was followed by a fellowship in rheumatic diseases at the New York Hospital and the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City in 1987.

Dr. Schwartzman has authored, co-authored, and edited over 120 papers, abstracts, books, and book chapters on topics including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, axial spondyloarthritis, lupus, autoimmune eye disorders, Whipple’s disease, and other rheumatological and autoimmune conditions.

He is a member of the American College of Rheumatology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network (SPARTAN), the American Uveitis Society, and the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA). He is also on the medical board of the National Psoriasis Foundation and the Scientific Advisory Board of Myriad Genetics.

Dr. Schwartzman has received several awards during his distinguished career. These have included: Phi Beta Kappa, the C. Max Hull Award in Organic Chemistry, the National Institute of Health National Research Service Award, the New York Arthritis Foundation Fellowship Grant, the New York Arthritis Foundation Research Grant, and the Northeast Regional American Rheumatism Association Fellows Award.  He was also the recipient of the Franchellie M. Cadwell chair at the Hospital for Special Surgery.                                     

Dr. Schwartzman has provided clinical care in rheumatology for over three decades and has had a full-time affiliation with the Hospital for Special Surgery for nearly 34 years. He holds leadership positions on scientific and medical boards in rheumatology and has played a vital role in educating medical students, residents, fellows, and peers in rheumatology. From a consulting perspective, Dr. Schwartzman has been involved in the development and implementation of new innovative therapies for the management of rheumatic diseases.

His passion for rheumatology and autoimmune disorders continues to grow. His current research interests include psoriatic arthritis, the spondyloarthritis group of diseases, ankylosing spondylitis, and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as defining and treating autoimmune diseases of the eye.

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