The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine – Chattanooga has named Paul M. Schwartzberg, DO, MBA, FAAP, the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Designated Institutional Official (DIO), effective May 1, 2023.
In his new role, Dr. Schwartzberg will work in collaboration with the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) to oversee all 23 Graduate Medical Education programs, including 16 ACGME-accredited programs sponsored by the UTHSC College of Medicine – Chattanooga.
Dr. Schwartzberg succeeds Robert C. Fore, EdD, FACEHP, CHCP, who was the DIO for 15 years and retired at the end of December 2022. Dr. Fore was named “Professor Emeritus” in January 2023 for his service and excellence in Continuing and Graduate Medical Education.
Dr. Schwartzberg completed his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a pediatric residency at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in ambulatory pediatrics at Brown University/Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.
Dr. Schwartzberg began his career in New York City as a clinical instructor of pediatrics at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In 2004, he joined the pediatric faculty at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center (JSUMC) and served as program director of the Pediatric Residency Program from 2008 to 2019. During that time, the program received several commendations from the Review Committee for Pediatrics.
Dr. Schwartzberg also served as clinical associate professor of Pediatrics at both Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and received his MBA from Monmouth University in 2018. He was appointed Associate DIO at JSUMC in 2017 and worked on many successful initiatives including a cultural competency training program for residents, which was awarded a 2018 Gold Humanism Scholarship from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Additionally, he served as team leader of an 18-month learning collaborative addressing resident burnout and well-being.
Since 2019, Dr. Schwartzberg has served as an accreditation field representative for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and has conducted over 200 accreditation site visits to residency, fellowship programs and sponsoring institutions across the country. He was also selected as a speaker for the 2022 ACGME Annual Educational Conference. Dr. Schwartzberg has been active with several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers.
About The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine – Chattanooga:
The mission of the UTHSC College of Medicine – Chattanooga is to facilitate and support the education, research, and service goals of the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. James W. Haynes, MD, MBA, FAAFP, was named Dean for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine – Chattanooga effective September 1, 2022, after serving as Interim Dean since December 1, 2021. Dr. Haynes is a Family Physician, a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, and has served as Chair of the Department since June 1, 2019. [UTHSC News Article & Media Release posted 10/5/2022].
Our primary clinical training site is The Erlanger Health System, specifically the Erlanger Baroness Campus shown at the top of the page, as well as other Erlanger campuses: Children’s Hospital at Erlanger (located adjacent to the Baroness Campus), Erlanger East Campus (including a surgery center, inpatient facilities, women’s services, and an Emergency Department), Erlanger North Campus, and the UT Family Practice Center just across from the main Baroness Campus. Erlanger is the region’s only tertiary care center, Level I Trauma Center for both adults and children, the 6th largest public health system in the U.S., and a major academic teaching hospital. The Erlanger Health System is licensed for 818 acute beds and 50 long-term care beds serving patients from 50 counties within a 150-mile radius including Southeast Tennessee, North Georgia, North Alabama, and Western North Carolina.
About Paul M. Schwartzberg, DO, MBA, FAAP:
Dr. Paul M. Schwartzberg is a pediatrician in Neptune, New Jersey. He received his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
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