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SUNY Downstate Alumna Dr. Erika Schwartz to Discuss Her New Book – “Don’t Let Your Doctor Kill You” – Monday, Dec. 14, 12 Noon

Brooklyn, NY – SUNY Downstate College of Medicine graduate Erika Schwartz, MD, will present the next talk in The President’s Lecture Series, on Monday, December 14, 2015 at 12 Noon at SUNY Downstate. The event will take place in Alumni Auditorium, 395 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, NY 11203. The public is invited to this free event.

Dr. Schwartz will discuss issues covered by her new book, which address the question, “How do you take charge of your health and stop turning over your life to our confusing and intimidating healthcare system before it’s too late?”  The book will be available for purchase and Dr. Schwartz will be available to sign copies after her talk. The book is titled, Don’t Let Your Doctor Kill You and is published by Post Hill Press.

Over the past 30 years, Dr. Schwartz has written four best-selling books, testified before Congress, hosted her own PBS pledge special on bioidentical hormones, and appeared on various news programs including CBS News, Larry King Live, CNN and MSNBC, as well as The View, Oprah Satellite Radio with Dr. Oz and many others.

She received her MD from SUNY Downstate’s College of Medicine in 1975, graduating cum laude as a member of AOA, the academic honor society. She completed her training in internal medicine and critical care at Downstate/Kings County Hospital Center. In 2005, Dr. Schwartz was honored by the College of Medicine Alumni Association with the Louis M. Hellman, MD Master Teacher Award. She is a past president of the Alumni Association and delivered the address at this year’s White Coat Ceremony for Downstate’s entering medical students.


About SUNY Downstate Medical Center

SUNY Downstate Medical Center, founded in 1860, was the first medical school in the United States to bring teaching out of the lecture hall and to the patient’s bedside. A center of innovation and excellence in research and clinical service delivery, SUNY Downstate Medical Center comprises a College of Medicine, College of Nursing, School of Health Professions, a School of Graduate Studies, School of Public Health, University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a multifaceted biotechnology initiative including the Downstate Biotechnology Incubator and BioBAT for early-stage and more mature companies, respectively.

SUNY Downstate ranks twelfth nationally in the number of alumni who are on the faculty of American medical schools. More physicians practicing in New York City have graduated from SUNY Downstate than from any other medical school.