Michael D Schwartz MD, FACP, FCCP

  • Department of Medicine

Board Certified

Diplomate, Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified January 1996; Recertified November 2005

Diplomate, Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified January 1995; Recertified November 2004

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified September 1990; Recertified September 2000

National Boards – Parts I, II, II completed in March 1988

Elective Certification:
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provides, Recertified August 2007
Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Recertified August 2007
Fundamentals of Critical Care Support Instructor, Certified April 2007
Hyperbaric Medicine, Certified November 1997
Advanced Trauma Life Support


Education & Training


University of California, Los Angeles
MD, 1987


University of Colorado Denver
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, 1990-1991
University of Colorado Denver
Resident, Internal Medicine, 1988-1990


University of Colorado Denver
Research Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, 1992-1995
University of Colorado Denver
Clinical Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, 1991-1992

Awards & Recognition

Honors and Awards:
1997: Faculty Teaching Award, North Colorado Family Medicine

1996: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Faculty Teaching Award

1995: Society of Critical Care Medicine Educational Scholarship for Excellence in Critical Care Medicine

1990: Gold Apple Teaching Award, University of Colorado School of Medicine

1986: Honors Candidate, Department of Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine

1983: Departmental Honors in English, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA

1982: Phi Beta Kappa, Occidental College

1981: Argonaut Drama Award, Occidental College

1978: National Council of Teachers of English

Previous Committee Activities at North Colorado Medical Center:
Member, Board of Directors
Member, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
Member, Infection Control Committee
Member, Medical Advisory Panel
Member, Master Facility Planning Committee
Member, Asthma Disease Management Task Force

Recent or Important Publications

Schwartz, M.D., Make, B. Long Term Oxygen Treatment: Whatever Happened to Transtracheal Oxygen? Submitted.

Schwartz, M.D., Christopher, K.L. Transtracheal Oxygen Therapy. In: UpToDate. Rose, BD (Ed), Waltham, MA, 2007.

Moine, P., McIntyre, R., Schwartz, M.D., et al. NF-kB Regulatory Mechanisms in Alveolar Macrophages from Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Shock 2000; 13:85-91.

Schwartz, M.D., Abraham, E. “Cell Injury and Cell Death.” Pocket Companion to the Textbook of Critical Care Medicine. 3rd Edition. WB Saunders. Philadelphia, 1996.

Schwartz, M.D., Moore, E.E., Moore, F.A., et al. NF-kB is Activated in Alveolar Macrophages from Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Crit Care Med 1996; 24:1293-1301.

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