Richard Schwartz

Department Chair

Richard Schwartz

Department Chair


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Emergency Medicine

The Graduate School

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Physician Assistant

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  • AF 2036


  • MD, Medicine Wayne State University, 1989

  • BS, Nutrition Sciences Michigan State University, 1985


  • EMS Certification American Board of Emergency Medicine, 2015

  • Diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Medicine American Board of Emergency Medicine, 1997

  • Georgia Medical License 1996

  • DEAL US Dept Of Justice, 2020

  • ATLS ACS Committee on Trauma, 2018

  • PHY GA Composite State Medical Brd, 1996

  • PALS American Heart Association, 2018

  • ACLS American Heart Association, 2018

  • BLS American Heart Association, 2017

  • ACL AHA, 2016

  • BLS AHA, 2016

  • ABEM American Brd of Emergency Med, 2007

Awards & Honors

  • Distinguished Faculty Award for Institutional Service Augusta University, Faculty Senate, 2017

  • Teaching Excellence Program Award Augusta University, 2016

  • Military Award Decorations: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Joint Services Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, (two awards), Combat Medical Badge, Southwest Asia Campaign Ribbon (two awards), Kuwait Liberation Medal, National Defense Service Ribbon, Honor Graduate U.S. Navy Diving Medical Officers Course United States Army, 1998

  • Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award Medical College of Georgia, Department of Emergency Medicine, 1997

  • “Best Presenter” Runner-up CPC Competition, Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, 1997

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • EMED 5085

    Freshmen Emergency Medicine
  • EMED 5086

    Introd to Wilderness Medi

Teaching Interests

Airway Management Wilderness and Environmental Medicine Disaster Medicine Tactical Medicine Hemorrhage Control Sports Medicine


Selected Recent Publications

  • Recovery from Copperhead Snake Envenomation: Role of Age, Sex, Bite Location, Severity, and Treatment, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • A Combination Treatment Strategy for Hemorrhagic Shock in a Rat Modulates Autophagy, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Comparing the Accuracy of Mass Casualty Triage Systems When Used in an Adult Population, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The Use of the Abdominal Aortic and Junctional Tourniquet Versus Combat Gauze in a Porcine Hemicorporectomy Model, 2019
  • Antivenom Treatment is Associated with Fewer Patients using Opioids after Copperhead Envenomation, 2019

University Service

  • Throughput Committee, Augusta University Medical Center 2016 - Present

  • Ambulatory Care Medical Group Leadership Committee, Augusta University Medical Center 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Chairperson, High Level Disinfection/Sterilization Subcommittee, Augusta University Medical Center 2014 - Present

  • Trauma Research Committee, Augusta University Medical Center 2012 - Present

  • ED Quality Unit Council, Augusta University Medical Center 2011 - Present

Professional Service

  • External Advisory Committee for the Comprehensive Injury Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin 2017 - Present

  • Voting Committee Member, Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) 2012 - Present

  • Academic Emergency Medicine Journal 2010 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • American Journal of Cardiology 2010 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • American Journal of Disaster Medicine Editorial Board 2010 - Present

    Role: Member