Dr. Michael Schwartz was appointed regional chair at Round Rock campus.

(ROUND ROCK, Texas) – The Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) College of Medicine has appointed Michael Schwartz, M.D., as regional chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science for the college in Round Rock, effective June 1.

Dr. Schwartz is a staff psychiatrist at Austin State Hospital and clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at the TAMHSC-College of Medicine in Round Rock. Board certified in psychiatry, he is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. In 2000, he was named an “Exemplary Psychiatrist” by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

Dr. Schwartz is co-founding editor of the journal Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine. Author of numerous peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, monographs and edited volumes, he is founding president of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry and, since its inception, associate editor of the journal Philosophy, Psychiatry, Psychology. His textbook Brain Norephinephrine: Neurobiology and Therapeutics (Cambridge Press), co-edited with Greg Ordway and Alan Frazer, will be republished in the coming year in soft-cover and Internet editions.

Dr. Schwartz graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University in 1965 with a degree in biology (biochemistry) and received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1969. His residency in psychiatry was at New York Hospital-Cornell. Subsequently, he worked at the Lab of Neuropsychiatry at the National Institute of Mental Health, Cornell and New York Medical College. He has served as psychiatric residency training director and educational vice chair at university programs in New York at NY Medical College and in Ohio at Case Western Reserve. 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.”

Dr. Schwartz is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians, the American Association of Community Psychiatrists, and the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry.

— Sheila De Guzman