Dr. Jerry Schwartz graduated from the University of Sydney in January 1979, as the first of the new five year course with two surgical prizes.
He then trained extensively in the public hospital system in Australia, and the U.K. firstly in emergency medicine, surgery (including cardiothoracic, neurosurgery, plastic surgery and burns), ophthalmology (including laser eye surgery), oculoplastic surgery, cosmetic and finally in laser surgery. Dr. Schwartz trained in cosmetic and laser surgery under the “masters” in these fields, including Giorgio Fischer in Rome, Pierre Fournier in Paris, and Gregor de la Cruz from Sweden.
He has postgraduate degrees in ophthalmology, and holds certification in various cosmetic and laser surgery societies; including holding a fellowship with the Australasian college of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeon, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, the International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons and the Asia Pacific Society of Cosmetic Surgeons.
Dr. Schwartz has had training and still practices in a variety of allied medical fields. He is Medical Director of the Matraville Medical Complex and associated Aesthetic Surgery Centre. In 2000 Dr. Schwartz obtained a Masters in Family Medicine from Monash University. He has special interests in Travel Medicine, and Worker’s Compensation.
He practices in the Eastern Sydney suburb of Matraville.
Dr. Schwartz has volunteered his services in several ways. He spent some time performing oculoplastic surgery in Mongolia and in India for S.E.E; in East Timor establishing clinics in the countryside; on cruiseships as “ship’s doctor”, on bicycle trips as “ride doctor”; and in both the Sydney 2000 Olympics, and Paralympic Games.