Alexander Schwartzman, M.D.

Alexander Schwartzman, MD, MBA, FACS

Vice Chairman and Professor, Department of Surgery
Program Director, General Surgery Residency
Chief, Division of General Surgery


General, Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery


Dr. Schwartzman has been at SUNY Downstate for two decades. He currently serves as:

  • Vice Chairman for the Department of Surgery
  • Associate General Surgery Program Director

Dr. Schwartzman received a total of ten awards for the Best Teacher of the Year from the medical students and surgical residents and was appointed to the position of a Clinical Assistant Dean.

Dr. Schwartzman was elected to the position of a Secretary/Treasurer of the Medical and Dental Staff of the University Hospital at Downstate. Additionally, he was elected to the Executive Committee of the College of Medicine, at SUNY Downstate and is a President-elect of the Center-wide Assembly of the SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University.

Dr. Schwartzman is currently a SUNY Downstate University Faculty Senator and was recently elected as a Healthcare Sector Representative for the SUNY-wide Faculty Senate, giving him a membership at the Executive Committee of the SUNY Faculty Senate.

Dr. Schwartzman is a Member of the Board of Medicine of the New York State and a physician liaison to the Board of the Athletic Trainers of the New Your State.

Dr. Schwartzman is a member of the Federation of the State Medical Boards. Dr. Schwartzman serves as a Governor of the Brooklyn/Long Island Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Schwartzman maintains a busy General Surgeon practice and provides a full range of high complexity surgical consultations and services.

Patient Appointments

To make an appointment, please call 718-270-1791.

Office Locations

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

445 Lenox Road, 5th Floor, Nursing Station 51
Brooklyn, NY 11203

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