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Robert Schwartz, MD

Goodstein Professor of Medicine


Division of Geriatrics
University of Colorado Denver
Anschutz Medical Campus

12631 East 17th Avenue - L15
PO Box 6511, Mail Stop B179
Aurora CO 80045

Dr. Schwartz graduated from the Ohio State University Medical School in 1974 and completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Washington Medical Center in 1977. In 1980,he completed a Fellowship in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition and Gerontology at the University of Washington Medical Center, where he studied fat metabolism, obesity, and exercise.

Dr. Schwartz was recruited to the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in July 1999 as the new Head of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Goodstein Professor of Medicine.

Dr. Schwartz's present research explores several areas related to nutrition and exercise training in the elderly. These include: the effect of exercise training and/or dietary weight loss on body fat distribution and the relationship to the metabolic abnormalities associated with obesity and aging; the potential importance of growth factors with and without exercise on strength, endurance, function, and body composition in older individuals; and the mechanisms, incidence, and clinical importance of anorexia and involuntary weight loss in the elderly.