Robert Schwartz, MD
Professor, Medicine-Geriatrics

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Medical School:
  • MD, Ohio State University College of Medicine (1974)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Michigan (MI) (1970)
Internship:
  • University of Washington Program (1975)
Residency:
  • University of Washington Program, Internal Medicine (1977)
Fellowships:
  • University of Washington Program, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (1980)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Geriatrics

Professional Titles

  • Professor, Medicine-Geriatrics
  • Division Head, Geriatric Medicine
  • Director, Center on Aging
  • Director, Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine
  • Goodstein Professor of Medicine/Geriatrics
  • Director, Eastern Colorado VA Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center

Recognition & Awards

  • America's Top Doctor, National edition (2016)
    awarded yearly since inception 2001
  • Best Doctors in America, National edition (2016)
    Awarded yearly since inception 1992
  • Hartford Foundation Senior Leadership Award, Hartford Foundation/ADGAP (2008)

Research Interests

My research focuses on hormone supplementation, exercise, diabetes/metabolism, cognition and clinical/translational research.

Publications

  • Abbate LM, Jeffreys AS, Coffman CJ, Schwartz TA, Arbeeva L, Callahan LF, Negbenebor NA, Kohrt WM, Schwartz RS, Vina E, Allen KD. Demographic and Clinical Factors Associated with Non-Surgical Osteoarthritis Treatment Use Among Patients in Outpatient Clinics. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 Nov 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29125899
  • Lum HD, Sudore RL, Matlock DD, Juarez-Colunga E, Jones J, Nowels M, Schwartz RS, Kutner JS, Levy CR. A Group Visit Initiative Improves Advance Care Planning Documentation among Older Adults in Primary Care. J Am Board Fam Med. 2017 Jul-Aug;30(4):480-490. PubMed PMID: 28720629
  • Roberts WO, Schwartz RS, Garberich RF, Carlson S, Knickelbine T, Schwartz JG, Peichel G, Lesser JR, Wickstrom K, Harris KM. Fifty Men, 3510 Marathons, Cardiac Risk Factors, and Coronary Artery Calcium Scores. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017 Dec;49(12):2369-2373. PubMed PMID: 28719492
  • Ginde AA, Blatchford P, Breese K, Zarrabi L, Linnebur SA, Wallace JI, Schwartz RS. High-Dose Monthly Vitamin D for Prevention of Acute Respiratory Infection in Older Long-Term Care Residents: A Randomized Clinical Trial. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Mar;65(3):496-503. PubMed PMID: 27861708
  • Ginde AA, Blatchford P, Breese K, Zarrabi L, Linnebur SA, Wallace JI, Schwartz RS. High-Dose Monthly Vitamin D for Prevention of Acute Respiratory Infection in Older Long-Term Care Residents: A Randomized Clinical Trial. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Nov 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27861708
  • Lum HD, Jones J, Matlock DD, Glasgow RE, Lobo I, Levy CR, Schwartz RS, Sudore RL, Kutner JS. Advance Care Planning Meets Group Medical Visits: The Feasibility of Promoting Conversations. Ann Fam Med. 2016 Mar;14(2):125-32. PubMed PMID: 26951587
  • Ozemek C, Hildreth KL, Van Pelt RE, Schwartz RS, Moreau KL. Pioglitazone Or Exercise Effects On LV Diastolic Function In Adults With MCI And Insulin Resistance: 755 Board #71 June 1, 3: 30 PM - 5: 00 PM. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 May;48(5 Suppl 1):206. PubMed PMID: 27359898
  • Howell KW, Cleveland JC Jr, Meng X, Ao L, Su X, Schwartz RS, Fullerton DA. Interleukin 6 production during cardiac surgery correlates with increasing age. J Surg Res. 2016 Mar;201(1):76-81. PubMed PMID: 26850187
  • Betz ME, Jones J, Genco E, Carr DB, Diguiseppi C, Haukoos JS, Lowenstein SR, Schwartz R. Perspectives on Tiered Older Driver Assessment in Primary Care Settings. Gerontologist. 2014 May 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24793645
  • Betz ME, Dickerson A, Coolman T, Schold Davis E, Jones J, Schwartz R. Driving rehabilitation programs for older drivers in the United States. Occup Ther Health Care. 2014 Jul;28(3):306-17. PubMed PMID: 24971897
  • Betz ME, Carr DB, DiGuiseppi C, Haukoos JS, Lowenstein SR, Schwartz R. Recruitment of older drivers from primary care clinics for on-road fitness-to-drive testing: results of a pilot study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Jul;62(7):1388-90. PubMed PMID: 25039512
  • Casey BA, Kohrt WM, Schwartz RS, Van Pelt RE. Subcutaneous adipose tissue insulin resistance is associated with visceral adiposity in postmenopausal women. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Jun;22(6):1458-63. PubMed PMID: 24420961
  • Justice JN, Pierpoint LA, Mani D, Schwartz RS, Enoka RM. Motor function is associated with 1,25(OH)(2)D and indices of insulin-glucose dynamics in non-diabetic older adults. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2014 Jun;26(3):249-54. PubMed PMID: 24155214
  • Van Pelt RE, Gozansky WS, Wolfe P, Kittelson JM, Jankowski CM, Schwartz RS, Kohrt WM. Estrogen or raloxifene during postmenopausal weight loss: adiposity and cardiometabolic outcomes. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Apr;22(4):1024-31. PubMed PMID: 24311443
  • Hildreth KL, Barry DW, Moreau KL, Vande Griend J, Meacham RB, Nakamura T, Wolfe P, Kohrt WM, Ruscin JM, Kittelson J, Cress ME, Ballard R, Schwartz RS. Effects of testosterone and progressive resistance exercise in healthy, highly functioning older men with low-normal testosterone levels. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 May;98(5):1891-900. PubMed PMID: 23533227
  • Ginde AA, Moss M, Shapiro NI, Schwartz RS. Impact of older age and nursing home residence on clinical outcomes of US emergency department visits for severe sepsis. J Crit Care. 2013 Oct;28(5):606-11. PubMed PMID: 23683561
  • Jankowski CM, Gozansky WS, MacLean PS, Shulman B, Wolfe P, Schwartz RS, Kohrt WM. N-acetyl-4-aminophenol and musculoskeletal adaptations to resistance exercise training. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2013 May;113(5):1127-36. PubMed PMID: 23108581
  • Vanpelt RE, Gozansky WS, Wolfe P, Kittelson JM, Jankowski CM, Schwartz RS, Kohrt WM. A randomized trial of estrogen or raloxifene during postmenopausal weight loss: A randomized trial of estrogen or raloxifene. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24311443
  • Betz ME, Lowenstein SR, Schwartz R. Older adult opinions of "advance driving directives". J Prim Care Community Health. 2013 Jan;4(1):14-27. PubMed PMID: 23799685
  • Betz ME, Schwartz R, Boudreaux ED. Unexpected suicidality in an older individual in an emergency department. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Jun;61(6):1044-5. PubMed PMID: 23772739
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Professional Memberships

  • American College of Physician, Fellow
  • Gerontology Society of America, Fellow
  • American Geriatric Society, Fellow
  • Endocrine Society, Member

Practice Locations

UCH - Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion
1635 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

UCH - Seniors' Clinic
1635 Aurora Ct
5th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-3400

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Geriatric Medicine, Board Certification (2000, 2000)
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Brain and Nervous System - Alzheimer's Disease
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Back Pain
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Osteoporosis
  • Brain and Nervous System - Parkinson's Disease
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Adult Type 2 Diabetes
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Thyroid Disease
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Dementia
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Depression
  • Primary Care
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Anxiety
  • Seniors' Health
  • Wellness and Lifestyle - Exercise and Physical Fitness
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Endocrine System (Hormones)
  • Mental Health and Behavior
  • Wellness and Lifestyle
Clinical Interests
I provide primary care for older patients including: dementia, depression, hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, nutrition/exercise, thyroid disease, over-medication and sleep disorders.

Personal Interests
I am an avid gardener and enjoy playing golf (badly).

Volunteer Activities
Board of Directors of the Visiting Nurse Association

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Ohio State University College of Medicine (1974)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Michigan (MI) (1970)
Internships:
  • University of Washington Program (1975)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Washington Program, Internal Medicine (1977)
Fellowships:
  • University of Washington Program, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (1980)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Geriatrics
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