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Retired Reading Hospital Physician Elected Chair of Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs

by Reading Hospital - Tower Health

Retired Reading Hospital Physician Elected Chair of Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs
Peter A. Schwartz MD

Peter A. Schwartz MD, Chair Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) at Reading Hospital – Tower Health has been elected as Chair of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs for a one-year term. He has been a member of Council since 2016. The Council has the responsibility for creating medical ethical guidelines for physicians and for disciplining physicians who practice outside of those guidelines. The AMA is the nation’s largest medical organization with over 240,000 members.

During his tenure at Reading Hospital Dr. Schwartz served as Chair, OB/GYN from 1987 to 2005 and again from 2012 to 2014. He also served as Chair of Reading Hospital’s Ethics Committee, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Ethics Committee.

“Even after his retirement from practicing medicine Dr. Schwartz continues to be a trusted resource for his physician colleagues in the Reading community,” said Charles F. Barbera, MD, Reading Hospital President and CEO. “We are extremely lucky that a physician of his caliber continues to provide his medical expertise and insight both locally and nationally.”

Dr. Schwartz is also a member of the Board of Directors of Frontier Nursing University which trains almost one-third of the graduating midwives in the US annually. He is also a member of the Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, having helped them create their first code of medical ethics and returning twice annually to teach medical ethics.