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Ronald E. Schwartz, MD

Adam Smith, MD

Dr. Ronald E. Schwartz is a Board Certified otolaryngologist/head and neck surgeon and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology. He has been practicing in Richland, Washington since 1997. He was born in Washington, DC and graduated from the University of Maryland in 1982 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree. He then attended Georgetown University where he received a Master’s Degree in Physiology in 1983 and his Medical Degree in 1988.

He was on active duty in the US Army from 1988 – 1997 and completed his internship and residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington in 1995. He was the Post Surgeon at the Yakima Firing Center and was a staff otolaryngologist at Ft. Bragg, NC before leaving the military.

Since arriving in Richland, Dr. Schwartz has been practicing otolaryngology. He has become and remained an active member of the medical community. He was Chief of the Department of Surgery at Kadlec Medical Center in 2002 and 2003 and has been Chairman of the Credentials Committee of the hospital since 2004. Dr. Schwartz is also a trustee on the Board of the Kadlec Health System.

He is the Chairman of the Quality Improvement Committee and Chairman of the Medical Executive Committee of the Tri-City Regional Surgery Center in Richland.

He volunteers his service on the Central Washington Cleft Palate Team and serves on the Advisory Board of The Columbia Basin College Surgical Technologist Program.

Prior to his career as a physician, Dr. Schwartz was a technician in the Laboratory of Molecular Pharmacology at the National Cancer Institute from 1979 to 1984 and had numerous publications on which he is an author. He has continued his interest in basic research since moving to Richland and has collaborated with scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to study absorption of inhaled toxic materials from the back of the throat.

Dr. Schwartz is married to his wife, Shawn. He has two children. His interests include: golf, traveling, photography and playing with his border collie, Max.