Jean-Claude Schwartz, MD

Jean-Claude Schwartz, MD, PhD, FACS

Jean-Claude Schwartz, MD, is a cancer survivor, which enhances his understanding about the stresses and worries of his patients. This experience inspires him to make big differences in the lives of patients as both a cancer surgeon and reconstructive surgeon at Northside Gwinnett Surgical Associates.

Dr. Schwartz focuses on comprehensive breast surgical care, including biopsy, removal of benign and malignant breast lesions and breast reconstruction. He provides the most advanced, innovative care available for patients in Gwinnett County and nearby communities.

Dr. Schwartz is one of only a handful of breast cancer surgeons in the United States with extensive “oncoplastic training.” This unique expertise means most of his female patients with breast cancer can avoid a mastectomy, and he nearly eliminates common deformities associated with breast cancer surgery. He also performs less invasive lymph node surgery that minimizes the chance of developing lymphedema, the swelling associated with the damage of lymph nodes during cancer treatment.

Upon completing a fellowship in breast cancer surgery at Yale University, he then completed a year of additional training in reconstructive surgery in Paris, London, Milan, Brazil and New Zealand. Dr. Schwartz has also published numerous peer-reviewed articles in leading surgical journals and spoken at multiple national meetings.

Education and Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Residency, General Surgery, Emory University
  • Fellowship, Breast Cancer Surgery, Yale University
  • Reconstructive Surgery Training, Paris, London, Milan, Brazil, New Zealand

Certifications and Affiliations

  • Board Certified, General Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, American Society of Breast Surgeons

Published Articles