About Dr. Schwartz

Benjamin Schwartz, MD

Benjamin J. Schwartz, MD is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of arthritis of the hip and knee including total joint replacement and revision.  Dr. Schwartz attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA where he was one of a select group of incoming freshman designated as a James Monroe Scholar. While in college, Dr. Schwartz participated in scientific research investigating the effect of retinoic acid on the development of the vascular system in frog embryos. After graduating with high honors from William and Mary, Dr. Schwartz attended the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, graduating in the top 10% of his class.

Following his medical school training, Dr. Schwartz performed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Boston Medical Center where he participated in research involving the treatment of hip fractures in the elderly as well as athletic activity after total joint replacement. For his work, Dr. Schwartz was awarded the Lahey Clinic Resident Research Award during his Chief Resident year. After completing residency, Dr. Schwartz performed a fellowship at the prestigious Anderson Orthopedic Institute during which he spent a year focusing solely on the treatment of hip and knee arthritis. During his fellowship, Dr. Schwartz worked with some of the pioneers of modern hip and knee replacement including Dr. Charles Engh, MD, a world renowned surgeon who pioneered the use of cementless implants in total hip arthroplasty and Gerard Engh, MD, one of the world’s foremost experts in partial knee replacement.

While Dr. Schwartz is specially trained to treat complex surgical problems of the hip and knee, the main goal of his practice is to develop a close relationship with his patients and provide clear and concise understanding of the patient’s problem and spectrum of treatment options both surgical and non-surgical.  His practice philosophy leans heavily on the idea that successful treatment is dependent on a strong doctor-patient relationship and the ability of the patient to be an active participant in their care.

Credentials

Board Certification

He is a board certified orthopedic surgeon.

Clinical Interests

Adult Hip & Knee Reconstruction

Medical School

Virginia Commonwealth university School of Medicine, Alexandria, VA

Internship

Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

Residency

Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

Fellowship

Anderson Orthopedic Institute, Alexandria, VA

Specialty

  • Orthopedics

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