Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr J Theodore Schwartz Jr



  • Dublin


“I enjoy the challenge of correcting upper extremity problems, whether through surgical or nonsurgical methods.”


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About Dr Schwartz

Dr. Schwartz attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, where he graduated with honors as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Dr. Schwartz received the Henry W. Meyerding Award from the American Fracture Association in 1989 and later completed the Harvard Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship in Boston, MA. Additionally, he received a Certificate of Added Qualification for Hand Surgery.

Dr. Schwartz specializes in reconstructive surgery and disorders of the hand, elbow, and shoulder. He also has special expertise in surgery of the upper extremity.

University of Maryland, B.S.
College Park, Maryland General/Honors Program

Medical School, M.D.
University of Maryland School of Medicine Baltimore, Maryland

Internship – General Surgery
University of Maryland Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland

Residency – Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Maryland Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland

Harvard Hand Surgery Fellow
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Alpha Omega Alpha
Medical Honor Society, 1984

Hans R. Wilhelmsen Prize for Academic  Achievement
Department of Surgery
University of Maryland School of Medicine, May 25, 1984

Outstanding Young Men of America
Inducted 1986

Washington D. C. Orthopaedic Society Award  of Resident Research Presentation
“Intraoperative Femoral Factures During Total Hip Arthroplasty”, March 13, 1989

Henry W. Meyerding, M.D. Award
First Place, American Fracture Association National Competition for Essays on Trauma For “Acute Compartment Syndrome of the Thigh”, April 25, 1989

Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release:  A Cadaveric Study
J. Theodore Schwartz, M.D., Barry P. Simmons, M.D.
Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. 9(2):209-312, 1993.

Compression of the Ulnar Nerve at the Elbow  in Association with Synovial Cysts
J. Theodore Schwartz, Jr., M.D., Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D., Mark Koris, M.D.
Orthopaedic Review, January 1994: 62-5.

Posterior Interosseous Nerve: An Anatomic  Study of Potential Nerve Grafts
Peter M. Waters, M.D., J. Theodore Schwartz, M.D.
The Journal of Hand Surgery, 18A:743-5, 1993

A Cadaveric Study of the Single-Portal  Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
Amy VanHeest, M.D., Peter Waters, M.D.,, Barry Simmons, M.D., J. Theodore Schwartz, Jr., M.D.
The Journal of Hand Surgery

Interosseous Hibernoma: A Rare Tumor  of the Bone
John T. Schwartz, Jr., M.D., Michael A. Ellis, M.D., Michael A. Pelczar, M.D.
Work in Progress

The TransdeltoidtrapeziaI (Superior)  Approach to the Shoulder
Dror Paley, M.D., John T. Schwartz, Jr., M.D.
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Work in Progress

Evaluation of Surface Contact in Porous Coated Acetabular Components
John T. Schwartz, Jr., M.D., Charles A. Engh, M.D., Mark Forte, Ph.D., Marcos Arias, B.S.
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Work in Progress

Septic Arthritis of the Wrist Complicating  Chronic Renal Failure
John T. Schwartz, Jr., M.D., Ted T. Peters, M.D., Barry Simmons, M.D.
Journal of Hand Surgery
Work in Progress

Ligamentous Injuries Associated with  Fractures of the Distal Radius.  A Cadaveric Study.
J. Theodore Schwartz, M.D., Peter M. Waters, M.D., Mark Koris, M.D., Bryan Snyder, M.D., Wilson Hayes, M.D., Ph.D.
Work in Progress

Evaluation of Initial Surface Apposition in  Porous Coated Acetabular Components
J. Theodore Schwartz, Jr. M.D., S.K. Grandia, M.D., C.A. Engh, M.D., Y. Kukita, M.D., M.R. Forte, M.D.
Orthopaedic Transactions 15(2) 448-9, 1991

Presentations: The Radiology of Injuries to the Ulnar  Collateral Ligaments of the Metacarpal  Phalangeal Joint of the Thumb. A Radiologic  Anatomic Study.
Matthew Freeman, M.D., John T. Schwartz, B.S. and W. Hugh Baugher, M.D.
Presented at the 67th Meeting of the Radiologic Society of North America Chicago, Illinois, November 18, 1981


About Dr Schwartz

Michael Kellogg
Jun 06, 2023

Dr. Swartz is an amazing surgeon. He’s got me back to work twice after two shoulder injuries. Dr. Swartz is very professional and cares about his patients. I’d recommend anyone with upper extremities issues to Dr. Swartz. I hope I’m done with surgeries for the rest of my life. Thank you Dr. Swartz.

Jose Vargas
May 13, 2023

thank you very satisfied

Loo oo
Apr 18, 2023

Dr. Schwartz is very attentive and is amazing at what he does. When no one else listened, he did. He did my son’s surgery in the past and now mine and I wouldn’t choose anyone else to work on me. He’s an excellent surgeon!!! Thank you Dr. Schwartz!!!

Andrew McCully
Apr 16, 2023

***** Take a deep breath. You’re dealing with a professional with a bedside manner. This man could be compared to a fighter pilot hanging out in a 737… he’s jus crushing it. My affection for this doctor is evident in his obvious glam in the surgery room … focused on your needs and the issues surrounding your injury during your office. With Dr. Schwartz you could not be in better hands (pun intended)*****

Son Ko
Apr 10, 2023

Dr Schwartz is friendly and provides good care.

Philip Assia
Apr 03, 2023

I feel Dr. Schwartz is a great Doctor and he feels passion for the injured person. He took great care of me, and I would recommend him to anyone who has wrist issues which is what I had. Phil Assia. Dublin Cal.

stephanie gomes
Mar 12, 2023

I met Dr Schwartz for a consultation for shoulder surgery and he is amazing he explained everything in detail on what will take place and he answered all my questions. I feel very comfortable knowing he will take care of all my issues.

Genesee M De Leon
Mar 10, 2023

I highly recommend Dr. Schwartz, he listen to his patient, very polite, easy to talk to. And the staff is his office, are also nice too.

Robin Harrah
Mar 07, 2023

I appreciate the board letting patients know if doctor is on time or running late. This gives you a choice of waiting or rescheduling. Never have I heard a mean or nasty comment from staff while waiting for my appointment to start. Everyone from front desk to leaving, always has a smile on their face & are very helpful. I appreciate the atmosphere. When I'm going to the Doctor I already don't feel well as I'm in pain. The smiles go a long way. Thank you.

Kilambi Nolot
Feb 28, 2023

Great doctor. Busy but always on schedule. Spend as much time as needed listening and helping the patient make the right decision.

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Dr. Schwartz is personable and professional. His staff is competent and courteous.
- Hugo P

Ive been a patient for 20+ years and 4 surgeries. He is the best. His team is also very good and gives plenty of pre and post op information or choices for care.

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Office runs like a clock! Dr and staff all helpful, caring and professional. I feel like I am getting top notch care.
- Johanna A