Michael Schwartz, MD

After graduating from Rush Medical College in 1979, Dr. Michael W. Schwartz completed his medical residency at the University of Washington (UW) in 1986. He then trained in endocrinology under the mentorship of Dan Porte, Jr., and joined the full-time faculty at UW in 1993, rising to the rank of full professor in 2001. In 2007, Dr. Schwartz became the founding director of the Diabetes and Obesity Center of Excellence at UW, and he subsequently guided the transformation of this center into the UWMedicine Diabetes Institute, which he currently co-directs with Dr. Stephanie Page. Dr. Schwartz has also served as Director of the NIDDK-funded Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) at UW for more than a decade. 

Over his 30-year career, Dr. Schwartz has mixed the care of patients with diabetes, obesity and other medical diseases with an active program in diabetes and obesity research, which has produced >270 publications. In 2010, he was selected as holder of the Robert H. Williams Endowed Chair in Medicine at UW in recognition of his research achievements. Among many other awards, Dr. Schwartz is the 2022 recipient of the Roy O. Greep award for outstanding research from The Endocrine Society.