MBBS (Hons), FRACS (Ortho), FAOrthA
Specialist Orthopaedic Hip & Knee Surgeon
Dr. Schwarz studied Medicine at the University of New South Wales and graduated with honours in 2008. After completing his junior medical years at Liverpool, Fairfield and the Tweed Hospitals, Dr. Schwarz was selected to undertake specialist training in Orthopaedic surgery by the Australian Orthopaedic Association in 2013. He completed his training and was awarded his Fellowship by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2018.
During his time on the training program Dr. Schwarz rotated through a number of major trauma services, high-volume arthroplasty units and specialty orthopaedic units. This included specialty terms at the Sydney Hospital Hand Unit and The Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick.
After obtaining his fellowship, Dr. Schwarz spent 6 months working as a consultant Orthopaedic surgeon at a major trauma service hospital in NSW. In 2018 he travelled overseas to Canada and undertook a sub-specialty fellowship in London, Ontario with a focus on primary and revision hip and knee replacements. On his return to Australia he completed a further sub-specialty knee fellowship focusing on knee arthroplasty and arthroscopic reconstruction. This augmented his previous training in partial and total knee replacement including revision arthroplasty, as well as furthering his training in re-alignment osteotomy, arthroscopic ligament reconstruction, patello-femoral (kneecap) dysfunction, management of chondral (cartilage) injury and meniscal repair.
Dr. Schwarz has a strong interest in research, teaching and education. He has been involved in teaching undergraduate students and junior medical staff currently and throughout his training and post-graduate career. This has led to him being granted teaching/tutor titles through Griffith, Bond and Wollongong Universities. He has presented at local and national meetings and has had publications accepted by international peer-review journals.
Dr. Schwarz is committed to providing individualised care to his patients utilising current best practices, along with an open, caring approach to patients and their families.
MBBS (Honours) – University of New South Wales
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons – Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association
Hip & Knee Fellow – Adult Hip & Knee Reconstructive Surgery – University of Western Ontario, Canada
Knee Fellow – Sydney Knee Arthroplasty & Arthroscopic Reconstruction – Sydney Australia
Member - Australian Orthopaedic Association
Member - Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Member - Australian Medical Association
Member – AOTrauma
Member – Asia-Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society
Associate Member – International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
International Member – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Visiting Medical Officer – East Sydney Private Hospital
Visiting Medical Officer – St. George Private Hospital
Honorary Clinical Tutor – Wollongong University Graduate School of Medicine
Teaching Fellow – Bond University
Clinical Teacher – Griffith University
Ward TR, Schwarz B, Le BTN et al. ‘Image intensifier distortion influences a surgeon’s ability to aim guidewires during orthopaedic procedures’ Skeletal Radiol (2019) Sep;48(9):1393-1398
Sonnabend DH, Hughes JS, Poon PC, Schwarz B. ‘Acromioclavicular fusion: an approach for painful clavicular instability’ Shoulder Elbow (2013) April;5(2):88-92
Schwarz B. ‘Handbook of Fractures, Fourth Edition’. ANZ J Surg (2012) May;82(5):378
Schwarz B, Haber P. ‘Detection and management of problem drinking in general practice’. MedicineToday (2012) July;13(7):44-52
2016 Australian Orthopaedic Association ACT branch Annual Scientific Meeting – ‘Image intensifier distortion influences a surgeon’s ability to aim guidewires during orthopaedic procedures’
2016 Australian Orthopaedic Registrars’ Association Annual Meeting – ‘Image intensifier distortion influences a surgeon’s ability to aim guidewires during orthopaedic procedures’
2014 Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting – ‘Anatomic Coracoclavicular ligament reconstruction: A novel operative technique’
2014 Australian Orthopaedic Association ACT state branch Annual Scientific Meeting – ‘Early mobility protocol post Total Knee Arthroplasty – Is faster better?’
2011 Australian Orthopaedic Association NSW state branch Annual Scientific Meeting – ‘Management of distal radial fractures at Wollongong hospital’
2011 Combined Meeting Australian Orthopaedic Association Medicolegal society/Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Medicolegal section/MedLaw Association of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting – ‘Management of distal radial fractures at Wollongong hospital’