Jeffrey Schwartz, M.D., Named Chair of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center

Loyola Medicine has announced the appointment of Jeffrey Schwartz, M.D., as chair of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) and Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Schwartz first joined the medical staff at LUMC in 1998.

At LUMC, Dr. Schwartz has established himself as a leader in adult cardiac surgery with a special interest in complex aortic surgery, heart & lung transplantation and cardiac mechanical assist device therapies. He has served in various leadership positions during his tenure and is currently the surgical director of lung transplantation, co-director of the Center of Aortic Diseases and departmental quality medical director. Dr. Schwartz is the principal and co-investigator on numerous clinical and basic science research projects. He has numerous publications to his name and has been invited to lecture locally, regionally and nationally. He has been repeatedly listed among Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” list published in Chicago magazine.

“Dr. Schwartz has helped cement Loyola’s reputation as a premiere center for exceptional cardiothoracic care,” saidRichard K. Freeman, M.D., MBA, FACS, executive vice president and regional chief clinical officer for Loyola Medicine. “We are confident that the department of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery will thrive under his leadership.”   

WittKieffer’s Linda Komnick, Imran Ali, M.D., and Jason Petros led this search.

Read the full announcement.