Dr. Mark Schwartz founded Atlantic Surgical Group in 1988 along with Dr. David Averbach. As one of the first surgeons in New Jersey to perform laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 1990, Dr. Schwartz has become one of the region’s most experienced surgeons in performing this procedure. With a particular interest in breast cancer surgery, he is a charter faculty member of the prestigious Jacqueline Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center. Besides gallbladder and breast surgery, Dr. Schwartz has a busy practice in hernia surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and soft tissue surgery, as well as being one of the early adopters of robotic surgery.
After graduating from Muhlenberg College with honors, Dr. Schwartz attended Hahnemann University Medical School in Philadelphia, receiving his MD degree in 1983. His surgical training took place at Monmouth Medical Center and Jersey Shore Medical Center. Dr. Schwartz has been named multiple times to Consumers’ Guide to Top Doctors, Top Doctors in New Jersey, and Top Doctors in America. He has received multiple teaching awards for time spent in surgical education.
Dr. Schwartz is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery (recertified in 2001 and 2011), and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the Americas Hernia Society and the American Society of Breast Surgeons, as well as the American Society of General Surgeons.
Dr. Schwartz was raised in New Jersey, and currently lives in Ocean Township. He loves to travel, is a serious sports fan, and has become an accomplished photography enthusiast.