Dr. Karl Schwarz, a native Montrealer, left Canada in 1991 to pursue his education in the United States. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology-chemistry from Skidmore College, where he was also on the varsity hockey and rowing teams. Next, he completed a Masters in physiology and biophysics at the prestigious Georgetown University in Washington, DC. In 2001, he graduated from The George Washington University School of Medicine with honors, winning the first prize in surgery among 170 students. After obtaining his M.D., Dr. Schwarz completed a 6-year residency in plastic surgery at Georgetown University Hospital, one of North America’s premiere training programs. During this time, he published research papers and textbook chapters on breast reconstruction and aesthetic surgery.
In 2007, Dr. Schwarz returned to Montreal after being recruited to join the plastic surgery faculty at McGill University. He spent from 2007-2014 as an Associate professor at the McGill University Hospital Centre, teaching and performing a wide variety of reconstructive procedures to treat accident victims and people with birth deformities. His focus, however, has always remained reconstruction of breast cancer patients and cosmetic surgery, allowing him to train future plastic surgeons to perform the latest cutting-edge techniques. Over the years, Dr. Schwarz established and grew a successful cosmetic surgery practice. In fact, in 2014 he stepped down from his position at McGill University to dedicate himself to his busy private practice. He now performs breast cancer reconstruction and cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body at a state-of-the art private clinic. Complementing his surgical skills is his expertise in Botox and facial injectables/fillers.
Since his return to Montreal, Dr. Schwarz has published many research papers and given countless talks on cosmetic surgery and reconstructive breast surgery (see publications section). His specialty and passion remain aesthetic surgery of the breast, face, and body. He is board-certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.