Dr. Paul Schwartz joined Pitt Dental Medicine July, 2018, returning to his roots at Pitt. Dr. Schwartz will be an important addition to our full-time faculty in the Department of Dental Anesthesiology to expand our ability to provide superior anesthesia care for the patients of our community. He also will have an appointment in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, having trained in multiple disciplines. Dr. Schwartz was a student and trainee at the School of Dental Medicine and considers Pittsburgh his home.
Dr. Schwartz received his undergraduate training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. He completed two post-graduate training programs—one in anesthesiology and critical care medicine in 1982-84, and a surgical residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery from 1984-87—at UPMC. He received his doctorate degree in dental medicine in 1982. Dr. Schwartz is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS).
Currently, he serves on the executive committee of the Maryland Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is a founding member and officer of the Patuxent Dental Society, and has served both societies as president. He is past chairman and consultant to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Committee on Anesthesia (AAOMS CAN) and a committee member of the American Dental Association (ADA) Committee on Anesthesiology.
Recently, Dr. Schwartz was elected to serve as a director of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. This organization provides a national forum for education and research in order to promote safe and effective patient care in anesthesiology. Dr. Schwartz provides an even more broad platform for the Department of Dental Anesthesiology to fulfill their mission.