Dr. Michael Schwartz is a Board Certified physician specializing in Internal Medicine with a private practice in Darien, Connecticut.
In 1991, Schwartz was appointed as a ringside physician for the State of Connecticut and was named to the Medical Advisory Board in 1995. Two years later, he was named Chief Ringside Physician for the State of Connecticut. Schwartz also serves as the Chief Ringside Physician and Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board for both Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut.
As Chief Ringside Physician for Professional Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts, he was responsible for creating many of the medical protocols utilized in boxing today. In 1997, he founded the American Association of Professional Ringside Physicians (AAPRP), the first Medical Association for Professional Ringside Physicians.
In 2000, after the passage of the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act, he testified on boxing safety at the National Association of Attorneys General Boxing Task Force (NAAG) hearings in New York City and in 2001 for the New York State Assembly on Boxing Reform. In 2005, his Congressional Testimony at the Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection Subcommittee hearings in Washington, DC, helped introduce bill H.R. 1065, the United States Boxing Commission Act, which was designed to establish more national uniformity of safety standards throughout the United States.
Dr. Schwartz has lectured around the world on ringside medicine and has been published extensively in all aspects of ringside care including traumatic brain injury (TBI) and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). As such, in 2011, Dr. Schwartz was inducted into the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame.
Dr. Schwartz serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Frank Netter School of Medicine and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College. He also authors a bimonthly health column “House Calls”, which is published in several Hearst Media Newspapers.