Robert G. Schwartz, MD
Dr. Schwartz’s drive to figure out how to eradicate pain has led him to embrace the spirit of innovation. As a result of his work he has achieved numerous Board Certifications, published hundreds of articles, and has been Guest Professor at Medical Universities around the world. He has lectured extensively and spoken at the World Health Organization in the United Nations. But for him education is not a thing of the past. His mission is to find the best possible way to treat pain at its source. Dr. Schwartz’s commitment to patients is to treat every aspect of their pain, whether it be the result of one or multiple conditions, with the never ending goal or improving quality of life.
“My mother had serious health issues, including three separate surgeries on her back. Eventually, she died from her problems. Like most families, her ordeal was also mine. I was right there with her, saw firsthand what she was going through and shared in the emotional part of her pain. It left a mark on my life.
“From that experience, and from two decades of practice as a complex-pain and physical and vascular medicine specialist, I know that pain, weakness, numbness, muscle-motor problems and other severe conditions affect the whole person. In other words, your mind and your spirit are also part of equation. It’s your whole life that is changed. For these reasons, I am completely dedicated to finding and treating pain at its source. This has driven me to intensive research, a spirit of innovation and a holistic approach that addresses all aspects of your condition. I’m proud to have achieved such dramatic results, even for people with long-term unresolved problems. For me, the reward is in helping people like you get back to living life.”
Board-Certified: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Board-Certified: American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Board-Certified: American Academy of Pain Management
Board-Certified: American Academy of Thermology
Board-Certified: American Academy of Orthopedic Medicine
Fellow: Society for Vascular Medicine & Biology
Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX
MD: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
BS: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Instructor: Adjunct Instructor, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX, 1982-83; Greenville Memorial Hospital Teaching Staff, Department of Family Medicine, Greenville, SC, 1985-2004; Clinical Instructor, Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Family Medicine, Charleston, SC, 1985-2008; Clinical Instructor, Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Charleston, SC, 1988-2003; Clinical Instructor, Medical University of South School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Columbia, SC, 1993-2000; Clinical Adjunct Faculty, Clemson Department of Bioengineering, Clemson, SC, 1998-2003
Guest Professor: New York University School of Medicine, Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York, NY; Northwestern University School Medicine, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Bowman Gray University, Winston-Salem, NC; Schmerz Clinic, Rotenberg, Germany; World Health Organization, United Nations, NY, NY; Korean and Asian Society of Thermology, Seoul, South Korea; Departments of Medical Thermology and Regenerative Medicine, Sao Paulo Medical University, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Lecturer/ Presenter: More than 300 lecturers/ Presentations in the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia on a wide range of topics for professional societies, medical institutions, research foundations, symposia, support groups & more
Author: Numerous articles & chapters covering a variety of healthcare topics published in Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neurology, Physiatrist, Advances In Therapy, Rehab Management, Journal of Neurological & Orthopedic Medicine & Surgery, Orthopedics, Journal Of Orthopedic Medicine, Physiatric Procedures, Patient Care, Journal of Back & Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Electricity & Magnetism in Biology & Medicine, Pain Procedures in Clinical Practice , The pain Clinic & others
Researcher: Lead researcher for sponsored studies, comparison trials & clinical trials
Medical Director: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, St. Francis Community Hospital, Greenville, SC
Medical Director: South Carolina Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Support Group
Medical Director: South Carolina Fibromyalgia Support Group
Medical Director: Palmetto Post Polio and Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group
Chairman of the Board: American Academy of Thermology
Member: American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, American Medical Association, South Carolina Medical Association, South Carolina Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Greenville County Medical Society, International Association for the Study of Pain, American Pain Society, American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, American Academy of Orthopedic Medicine, American Academy of Physicians & Surgeons, American Academy of Thermology, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Reflex Dystrophy Syndrome Association, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, Bioelectromagnetics Society, American Academy of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, American Peripheral Neuropathy Association, National Migraine Foundation.