Benjamin D. Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Benjamin D. Schwartz earned his BA degree summa cum laude from Columbia College and his M.D. degree and Ph.D. degree in Immunology from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed his residency and internship at Bronx Municipal Hospital Center. He then spent two years as a Research Associate in the Laboratory of Immunology at the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the NIH, and subsequently joined the faculty of the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, where he was also an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Chief of Rheumatology at Jewish Hospital. In 1991, he became Director of Immunology at Monsanto Corporate Research and oversaw a variety of basic research programs to identify drug candidates to treat autoimmune diseases.
Dr. Schwartz joined Monsanto’s GD Searle Unit as Senior Director within the Arthritis Franchise and designed and directed several of the clinical trials which contributed to the approval of Celebrex®. He then directed the clinical development program for Bextra®. In 1999, he co-founded The Camden Group. Dr. Schwartz is also a Rheumatologist and Professor of Clinical Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, and Attending Physician at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He is Board Certified in Rheumatology, Internal Medicine, and Allergy and Immunology. He has been selected as one of the Best Doctors in America for 2005 -2010. Dr. Schwartz is a past President of the American Federation of Clinical Research. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Eastern Missouri Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation for over 25 years, and as the Chairman of the Board from 1992-1994. He has also served as the Chairman of the Research Council of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), as Chairman of the NIH Allergy and Immunology Study Section, as a member of the Board of Directors of the ACR, as a member of the Board of Directors of the ACR Research and Education Foundation, as a member of the Research Committee of the National Arthritis Foundation, and as a member of several Blue Ribbon Committees addressing research issues for the ACR, Arthritis Foundation, and the NIH. Dr. Schwartz also serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Lupus Research Institute. He is the author of over 150 original research articles, review articles, and chapters in text books, and holds 3 patents as the result of work performed for Camden Group clients.