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Martin Schwarze, DO, FACC, MACOI

Dr. Martin Schwarze is a Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology of St. Louis University Hospitals and the past Chief of Cardiology at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He is currently a physician with the Barnes-Jewish Christian Medical Group.

Dr. Schwarze graduated from the AT Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri, in 1973. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Normandy Osteopathic Hospitals in St. Louis, Missouri.  He completed his Fellowship in Cardiology at St. Louis University Hospital, where he continued to teach echocardiology part-time for 15 years. Upon completing the fellowship, Dr. Schwarze established a private practice, which existed for 32 years.  His group is now part of the BJC Medical Group in the Metropolitan St. Louisarea. Dr. Schwarze is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Schwarze has researched echocardiology, congestive heart failure, and lipid therapy, which has resulted in several publications in these areas. He has spoken at numerous national programs and has been the program chairman of many educational symposia in cardiology. Dr. Schwarze has received four "Educator of the Year" awards and is a Master Fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Internists and a Fellow in the American College of Cardiology. He is also the past President of the St. Louis Chapter of the American Heart Association (AHA). He has received the Hugh McCollough Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the St. Louis Chapter of the AHA and a lifetime teaching award from Des Peres Hospital.

Dr. Schwarze discloses that he received speaker fees from Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS)/Pfizer, Amgen, and Esperion