Dr. Howard Schwartz is a cardiologist treating patients in New York City and the surrounding communities. He applies an approach that embraces the developing discipline of integrative cardiology, introducing mindfulness and interdisciplinary techniques into his practice. Dr. Schwartz holds certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a member of professional organizations including the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and the Institute for Functional Medicine.
For his undergraduate degree, Dr. Schwartz attended the City University of New York, Flushing. He pursued his medical degree at the Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Schwartz continued his medical education at St. Barnabas Hospital, where he completed an internship program and received his residency training in internal medicine. He has also completed fellowship programs in cardiology and echocardiography.
Patients visiting Dr. Schwartz can receive a full range of cardiology services. He provides cardiovascular screening visits and general consultations. Treatment is available for issues including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, aortic disease, vascular disease, and family history of heart problems.
His approach focuses on caring for the whole patient. He provides guidance and support for patients to adopt and sustain health promoting lifestyle behaviors that are the foundation for achieving optimal Cardiovascular Health. Through understanding and applying the principles of Cardiovascular, Nutritional, Functional, and Mind-Body Medicine, scientifically valid options are offered that include that go beyond an emphasis.
Education & Training
Medical School - Ross University
Rush University Medical Center, Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease
Advocate Christ Medical Center, Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular Disease (Internal Medicine)
Awards and Publications
Fellow of the Year (1992)
Teacher of the Year (2002)
Grewal KS, Schwartz HR, Krichbaum D: Nifedipine and Acute Renal Failure (letter). J Gen Int Med. 1993;8:714.
Duffy CE, Bokowski JW, Rudolph NM, Schwartz HR, Macioch JE, Cutilletta AF: Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography In Children With Congenital and Acquired Heart Disease. The American Pediatric Society, The Society For Pediatric Research, Seattle, Washington, 1994.
Duffy CE, Bokowski J, Rudolph N, Barnes S, Schwartz HR, Macioch JE, Cutilletta A, Arcilla R: Pharmacologic Stress Testing In Children: Dobutamine Only Versus Dobutamine Preceded By Atropine. The American Pediatric Society, The Society For Pediatric Research, Seattle, Washington, 1994.
Duffy CE, Bokowski JW, Rudolph NM, Barnes S, Schwartz HR, Macioch JE, Cutilletta AF, Arcilla R: Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography In Children With Congenital and Acquired Heart Disease. J Am Soc Echocardiogram 1994;7:S21 (Abstract).
Schwartz HR, Macioch JE, Liebson PR: Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography: What Role In Today's ICU? J Critical Illness 1994, 9(7):702-708.
Schwartz HR, Macioch JE, Liebson PR: The Technique of Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography. J Critical Illness 1994;9(7):711-719.
Course Reviewer, The Institute for Functional Medicine’s 2012 Annual International Conference, A New Era in Preventing, Managing, and Reversing Cardiovascular and Metabolic Dysfunction: (2012)
Course Reviewer, Advanced Practice Module 5 - Cardiovascular Disease - Transforming the Assessment, Prevention, and Management of Chronic Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disorders, The Institute for Functional Medicine (2013)