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Welcome to the Department of Medicine

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the Chair for the Department of Medicine, where the dedicated healers, educators, mentors and investigators strive to transform the way we take care of patients and understand disease. 

As I reflect back upon my tenure, I am in awe of what we’ve been able to achieve as a department, most notably: 
2-fold increase in clinical activity
4-fold increase in the diversity of our housestaff
50 percent increase in federal research support
Outpaced growth of NIH 2:1
50 percent increase in endowed funds
Salary equity and parental leave

We’ve made tremendous strides with a laser-focused attention to our core values and an unwavering commitment to our vision. Together, we’ve taken a balanced approach to growth and development across all of our mission areas, where patient care, education and training, and research and scholarship continue to thrive. 

This would not be possible without our exceptional faculty, APP's, trainees and staff whose unwavering commitment and dedication impact the lives of our patients every day. 

From our humble beginnings in 1883, to extraordinary medical firsts and incredible scientific breakthroughs – the Department of Medicine continues to transform the future of health care.  

David A. Schwartz, MD
Professor of Medicine and Immunology
Robert W. Schrier Chair of Medicine

For more information about David Schwartz, MD, please view his profile.