Published on July 25, 2016

Peter A. Schwartz, MD, Elected to American Medical Association Council

Peter Schwartz

Peter A.Schwartz, MD, was elected to be one of eight physicians on the American Medical Association's Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA). The American Medical Association is a 217,000 physician organization. The CEJA has the responsibilities of maintaining and updating the 171 year old Code of Medical Ethics through its policy development function and of promoting adherence to the professional ethical standards set out in the Code through its judicial function.

Dr. Schwartz currently works as a consultant and speaker in the areas of medical ethics and residency education. He also serves on the Board of the Frontier Nursing University and is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Drexel University School of Medicine.

At Reading Health, Dr. Schwartz served as Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 1987 to 2005 and 2012 to 2014, Residency Program Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 1987 to 2005, and Chair of the Ethics Committee at Reading Health System. He also served the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) as Chair of the Pennsylvania Section, Vice President, ACOG, Chair, Ethics Committee, Chair, Grievance Committee, and member of the ACOG Government Relations Committee.

Dr. Schwartz completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT., after earning his bachelor's degree from Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass. and serving in the United States Peace Corps.