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Ira K Schwartz, MD

Associate Dean for Medical Education and Student Affairs
Emory University School of Medicine

Director of Admissions
Emory University School of Medicine

Deputy Director
Southeast AIDS Training and Education Center

Mailing Address:
Emory University School of Medicine Office of Admissions
1648 Pierce Drive NE,
Suite 231
Atlanta, GA 30322



Director of Admissions;Associate Dean for Medical Education and Student Affairs;Emory School of Medicine

Associate Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine; Emory School of Medicine

Associate Professor of  Pediatrics;

Assistant Professor of  Global Health;

Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education; Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Director, Southeast AIDS Training and Education Center, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine


Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners (1978)

Licensed Physician, State of Georgia (No. 033888)

Licensed Physician, State of Illinois (No. 036-057703)


Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics, 1982


B.S.      1972  Union College, Schenectady, NY

1972-74  Université Libre de Bruxelles, Faculté de Médecine, Brussels, Belgium

M.D.    1977  Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL

1977- 1980 Residency in Pediatrics , The Children's Memorial Hospital,

Northwestern University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

1984-1985 Fellowship in Infectious Diseases,The University of Chicago Medical Center,

Wyler Children's Hospital and Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, IL


1981-1988       U.S. Public Health Service, Commissioned Corps

                            Last Rank:  Senior Surgeon/CDR (0-5)


2004-Present    Associate Dean of Medical Education; Director of Admissions

Emory University School of Medicine

1999-2004       Assistant Dean of Medical Education and Student Affairs;                              

1992-Present    Director, Center for Health Professions Education,

                                Southeast AIDS Training and Education Center (SEATEC)                              

1991-Present       Associate Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

                               (prior to 1994, Department of Community and Preventive Medicine)

1991-Present       Assistant Professor, Department of International Health, and

                               Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education

                               Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

1995-Present    Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

                                Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, Immunology

                                Emory University School of Medicine

1989-1991           Assistant Professor of Public Health

                                Emory University School of Public Health;

                               Medical Consultant, Emory AIDS Training Network;

                                Visiting Scientist,  Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control

1985-88           Medical Epidemiologist, Malaria Branch, CDC

                                Assigned to Clinical Research Centre, Kenya Medical Research  Institute,

Ministry of Health,  Nairobi, Kenya

1983-84           Medical Epidemiologist, Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases, CDC, Atlanta, GA

1981-83           Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer

                                U.S. Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Division of Parasitic Diseases, Atlanta, GA

1980-81           Pediatrician, The International Rescue Committee, Bangkok and Aranyaprathet, Thailand                                   

1980                Intensive Care Nursery, Evanston Hospital, Evanston, IL


Director, Medical Student Societies at Emory School of Medicine, 2007-Present

Chair, Medical Student Committee, LCME Review, 2007

Member, Steering Committee, LCME Task Force, 2007

Member, University Library Policy Committee, 2006-present

Member, Steering Committee, Curriculum Planning Committee, 2005.

Chair, Institutional Interactions Committee; Curriculum Planning, 2005.

Chair, Medical Students Committee, LCME Institutional Review Task Force, 1998-2000.

Vice Chair, Executive Curriculum Committee, 1998-2002.

Co-Chair, Office of Medical Education and Student Affairs Subcommittee, 1998

Member, Steering Committee, Teaching and Education Strategic Planning, 1998

Member, Committee for the Fund for Internationalization at Emory, 1997-1999.

Member, Admissions Committee, Emory University School of Medicine, 1994-present.

Program Advisor, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, Emory University, 1994-present.

Member, Admissions Committee, Department of International Health, Rollins School of Public Health, 1992-2004.

Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Appointments and Promotions, Emory School of Medicine, 1992-94; 1996-2000.

Member, Board of Directors, Atlanta YAD, 1994-95.

Member, Board of Directors, The Phoenix School, Decatur, GA. 1989-90.


Member, CDC Foundation Working Group on Population Health and Medical Education,     Atlanta, GA.  2004-Present

Member, Steering Committee, Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), 2001-present.

Member, Steering Committee, Georgia Women Preventing AIDS, Georgia Department of Human Resources, 1994-1996.

Member, American Lung Association of Georgia TB Task Force; Professional Education Committee, 1993-1996.

Member (Consultant), State of Georgia Task Force on AIDS, 1992-2000.


American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Physicians for Social Responsibility

International AIDS Society-USA

International Society for Travel Medicine

American Academy of Pediatrics, Georgia Chapter


Core Faculty; International AIDS Society-USA, 2007-present

Secretary, National Association of AIDS Education and Training Centers, 1996-1997


Consultant, American Foundation for AIDS Research, Miami, FL.  June 2007.

Consultant to the Ministry of Health of Jamaica, and the United States Agency for International Development

(USAID), HIV/AIDS Programme; Kingston, Jamaica, August, 2001.

Judge, Student National Medical Association, 36th Annual Medical Education Conference.  Atlanta, GA.  April 2001.
Clinical Site Reviewer, Ryan White Title IIIb, HIV Early Intervention Program, HRSA USPHS.  Asheville, NC.  July, 1995.

Objective Reviewer,  Ryan White Title III grant applications, Health Resources and Services Administration,

USPHS, Washington, DC.  July, 1993.

Consultant/Reviewer,  Drug Evaluations Annual 1993, American Medical Association.

Consultant, DeKalb County (Georgia) AIDS Task Force, 1991.

Consultant, University of South Carolina, The International Center for Public Health Research, McClellanville, SC.  September, 1988.

Judge,  Atlanta Public Schools 30th Annual Science and Mathematics Congress, Atlanta, GA, February 29-March 2, 1984.

Consultant to Combatting Communicable Childhood Diseases Program, CDC/USAID, Bujumbura, Burundi. November, 1983.

Consultant to USAID, Malaria Control Project, Zanzibar, Tanzania. November, 1983.

Objective Reviewer, Perinatal Studies Grants, Division of HIV, Center for Infectious Diseases,

Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA., 1991.

Consultant to USAID, Combatting Communicable Childhood Diseases Program, Kinshasa, Zaire. April-May, 1983.

Consultant to the Ministry of Health, Tanzania, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Malaria Control Program, Zanzibar, Tanzania. July-August 1982.