Dr Schwartz received his MD from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and his MPH from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He completed an Internal Medicine residency & Hematology Fellowship in Israel and a Transfusion Medicine/Blood Banking Fellowship at New York Blood Center. Upon completion of training, he pursued a decades-long career in promoting excellence in the field of Transfusion Medicine, Apheresis & Cellular Therapy across a multitude of facilities. He had served as a Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and then as a Professor of Pathology, Molecular, and Cell-based Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai before moving to the Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute as a Senior Member Member in the Department of Pathology/Hematopathology and Laboratory Medicine. In these capacities, He amounted many years of experience directing Transfusion Medicine, Apheresis & Cellular Therapy Services.
He was part of the codification efforts of evidence-based best-in-class clinical Therapeutic Apheresis. Furthermore, he promoted quality and standardization through the dissemination of the FACT-JACIE international standards for cellular therapy (Standards Committee Chair, Inspector, Workshop Speaker). He plans to strengthen collaboration, streamline communication, and enhance standardization between the patient-facing needs of blood and tissue products and utilization and laboratory operations, and he is committed to service optimization.