Dr. Paul Schwartz graduated from Mayo Medical School, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN in 1982. He spent a year at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, CA as an intern before becoming an Undersea Medical Officer. Dr. Schwartz returned to the Naval Hospital in San Diego for his Orthopaedic Surgery residency in 1986, and completed this residency in 1990, focusing on sports medicine and shoulder surgery. He practiced in the Navy until leaving the service and founding Shasta Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in 1993.
Dr. Schwartz is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, the California Orthopaedic Association, and the Shasta County Medical Society.
Since coming to Redding, Dr. Schwartz has continued to pursue excellence in medicine with continuing education courses and research into minimally invasive surgical techniques. He currently works as a consultant for Smith/Nephew Corporation, for the advancement of computer assisted orthopaedic surgery of the knee, and minimally invasive surgery of the knee.
Dr. Schwartz is also a consultant for Biomet Corporation for the development of minimally invasive surgical techniques for the shoulder and lectures on both of these topics across the U.S. He is an accomplished arthroscopic surgeon, and focuses most of his practice on the treatment of knee and shoulder problems for both sports medicine and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Schwartz coaches the Shasta High School snowboard team and is the team physician for Simpson College. He is an active member of the Shasta County Search and Rescue motorcycle posse and a member of the Chamber of Commerce.