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Jess D. Schwartz, Dr.

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgeon

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Conditions Treated Laryngeal Cancer Lung Cancer Ovarian Cancer Pericardial Mesothelioma Pleural Mesothelioma Testicular Mesothelioma

  • Bio & Insurance Information

    Currently a thoracic surgeon at the University of New Mexico Cancer Center, Dr. Jess Schwartz completed the courses of the New York University School of Medicine. His residency was completed at the same University, with fellowships finished at the Vanderbilt University and the Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women’s Hospital. With two board certifications in surgery and thoracic surgery, Dr. Schwartz specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a very specific type of cancer, mesothelioma, which usually presents with tumors in the thoracic area. His wide spanning career has earned him several honors, also having published several works on the subject, peer reviewed, and published in respected medical journals.

  • Education & Training


    New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY - 1993

    Medical School


     New York University School of Medicine



    New York University Medical Center, New York, NY (2000-2002)



    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN - 2003 Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA - 2004


  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Surgery

    American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

  • Hospital & Practice

    Lovelace Medical Center-Downtown

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (505) 727-8000

    601 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Ave NE

    Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102

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    University of New Mexico Cancer Center

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (505) 272-4946

    1201 Camino de Salud

    Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

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  • Publications & Memberships

    Dr. Jess D. Schwartz has contributed to 4 publications.

    Successful video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) management of a penetrating injury to the thoracic cavity from a Drag Stabilized(R) bean bag.

    Carey S, Hill Stephen, W Lu Jess, Schwartz Thomas, R Howdieshell

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    A simplified technique of full-thickness transabdominal laparoscopic repair of Morgagni hernia.

    Rajeev Pathak Misra, DO, Jess D. Schwartz, MDcorrespondence

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    Activation of progelatinase A (MMP-2) by neutrophil elastase, cathepsin G, and proteinase-3: a role for inflammatory cells in tumor invasion and angiogenesis.

    Shamamian P1, Schwartz JD, Pocock BJ, Monea S, Whiting D, Marcus SG, Mignatti P.

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    Neutrophil-derived serine proteinases enhance membrane type-1 matrix metalloproteinase-dependent tumor cell invasion.

    Shamamian P1, Pocock BJ, Schwartz JD, Monea S, Chuang N, Whiting D, Marcus SG, Galloway AC, Mignatti P.

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    American Association for Cancer Research

    American College of Surgeons

    Association for Academic Surgery

    Society of University Surgeons