Dr. Richard Schwartz (1938 - 2017)
Dr. Schwartz practiced medicine for 43 years and was the founding physician of Advanced Pediatrics. He received his B.S. in zoology and then studied and trained in pediatric medicine at Georgetown University and Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC. In his lifetime, he travelled to 78 countries, had more than 400 medical articles published in his name, saw hundreds of thousands of patients, trained too many physicians and providers to count and was named to the Washingtonian's List of Top Doctors 10 different years; including as recently as 2016.
After a year long battle with cancer, Dr. Schwartz died Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at home with his loving family by his side. He was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on June 13, 2017.
We here at Advanced Pediatrics owe an enormous debt of gratitude to this brilliant and generous man. He not only built a home for us here, but has been instrumental in the professional growth of so many of us. His philosophy on pediatric care and the importance of "Thinking Big while Staying Small" was recently highlighted in the Independent Pediatrician Magazine. Even if not here in person, he will forever remain at the heart of Advanced Pediatrics and the work that we do. He is that little voice inside our heads urging us to do more, to do better. He was truly one of a kind.