Dr. Michael Alan Schwartz


Michael Schwartz, M.D. is co-Founding Editor of the journal Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine (PEHM). In 1998, he and his colleague Osborne Wiggins shared the Dr. Margrit Égnér Prize at the University of Zurich in Switzerland for “contributing to a more human world in which human beings with their mental needs stand in the center.” Author of numerous peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, monographs and edited volumes, he was Founding President of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (AAPP); and, since its inception, Associate Editor of  the journal Philosophy, Psychiatry, Psychology (PPP).  Currently, in addition to his role as Joint Professor of Humanities in Medicine at Texas A&M HSC College of Medicine, Round Rock, he is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and a Staff Psychiatrist at Austin State Hospital. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.  In 2000, Dr. Schwartz was named an “Exemplary Psychiatrist” by NAMI (The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill).

Dr. Schwartz graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University in 1965 and received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1969.  His residency in psychiatry was at New York Hospital-Cornell University.  Subsequently, he worked at the Lab of Neuropsychiatry at NIMH, Cornell and New York Medical College. He has served as Psychiatric Residency Training Director and Educational Vice Chair at university programs in Manhattan at New York Medical College and in Ohio at Case Western Reserve. For several decades, he has been involved in various initiatives balancing and intertwining scientific and humanistic perspectives in medicine, from the 1980’s Kaiser Family Foundation’s initiative on biopsychosocial vs. biomedical practice to current activities of the International College of Person Centered Medicine.

Contact: Schwartz at medicine.tamhsc.edu