Member Biography


Peter H. Schwartz

Peter Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D.

410 W. 10th St.
Ste. 3100
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Phone: (317) 278-4034
Fax: (317) 278-4050

Research Program Membership

Associate member

Associate Professor of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
IU School of Medicine

Faculty Investigator, IU Center for Bioethics

Associate Professor of Philosophy, IUPUI

I received my PhD in Philosophy and my MD from the University of Pennsylvania and completed my internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. I am Associate Professor of Medicine at IU School of Medicine, Faculty Investigator at the IU Center for Bioethics, and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI). I practice adult outpatient medicine at the Primary Care Center (PCC) at Wishard Hospital. My research in bioethics has recently focused on issues related to patient decision-making and consent in preventive medicine, personalized medicine, and biobank research. In addition, I do work on questions relating to concepts of disease, risk, and health and their relation to health policy and healthcare justice. I also serve as the Research Subject Advocate at the Indiana CTSI and as the Director of the Translational Research Ethics Consultation Service (TREX). I conduct empirical research on patient decision-making regarding colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, focusing on the impact of decision aids that present quantitative information about risks and benefits, and that provide "nudges" (or aid in default setting). I currently hold a career development award from the American Cancer Society and my work has been funded by the IU Health Values fund.

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Residency - Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 2003

Ph.D. - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 1999

M.D. - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 1999