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Bruce J. Schwartz, M.D.

Bruce J. Schwartz, M.D.

Past President, 2020 – 2023

Bruce J. Schwartz, M.D. began his term as President of the American Psychiatric Association at the end of the APA Annual Meeting in May, 2019.

Dr. Schwartz is Professor, Deputy Chair and Clinical Director of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He also serves as the President of the Montefiore Behavioral Care IPA and is the Medical Director and founding member of University Behavioral Associates, a not-for-profit behavioral health management services organization.

Dr. Schwartz is the Past Editor-In-Chief of the American Journal of Psychotherapy and Program Director for the Chief Residents Leadership Conference ("Tarrytown" Conference).

Dr. Schwartz a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. In addition to having served as APA Treasurer, Dr. Schwartz has held several positions including chair of the Council on Healthcare Systems and Financing and the Committee on Reimbursement for Psychiatric Care. He has served in the APA Assembly Representative and was an officer in the New York State Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Schwartz is active in many professional organizations including the American College of Psychiatrists, New York Psychiatric Society, Greater New York Hospital Association's Mental Health/Substance Abuse Services Committee, New York Academy of Medicine's Committee on Admission and Membership. He was chair of the American Hospital Association's Governing Council of the Section for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services. Dr. Schwartz is chair of the Mental Health Association of New York City's (MHA-NYC) Professional Advisory Board and member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Schwartz is regularly selected by Castle Connolly's Top Doctors and by New York Magazine as a Best Doctor.


  • Doctor of Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical College
  • Medical Resident, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Psychiatric Resident, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Bronx Municipal Hospital Center
  • Chief Resident, Psychiatric Inpatient Service, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Bronx Municipal Hospital Center

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