Greater Washington
Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

Richard Schwartz, MD

Richard Schwartz, MD

Sport: Rowing
Category: Athlete
Primary Team: USA Maccabiah
Year Inducted: 1995

Richard Schwartz has excelled in sports. and medicine-two fields that demand focus, perseverance and heart. His competitive rowing career spans 39 years. At Cornell University, he rowed varsity crew and, while earning his medical degree; coached the freshman team. He won a gold medal for the U.S. for Four Oared Crew, Elite Division, at the 1961 Maccabiah Games in Tel Aviv. During 8 years of cardiology training in Washington, and continuing as he built a practice, Dr. Schwartz rowed competitively in 7 international competitions. He is an author, sports medicine consultant and physician to the Georgeotwn University Crew, Potomac Boat Club and high school crews.

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