IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care

Roderich E. Schwarz, MD, Ph.D, FACS

Medical Director

As medical director of Indiana University Health Goshen Center for Cancer
Care, Dr. Roderich Schwarz helps bring new, groundbreaking clinical trials
to the community. As a board-certified, fellowship-trained surgical
oncologist, he has mastered the latest surgical techniques. His many
years of cancer research help him provide patients with complete
healing care.

Prior to joining Goshen, Dr. Schwarz served as the associate director of
surgical oncology at University of Texas Southwestern Simmons
Comprehensive Cancer Center in Dallas and professor of surgery at UT
Southwestern Medical School. Before that, he spent six years as attending
surgeon and director of the pancreatic cancer program at The Cancer
Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick, N.J.

Dr. Schwarz received his medical degree from the Medical School of
Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany, before completing a postdoctoral
research fellowship at the Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and Department
of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh. In 1989, he started serving his
surgical residency at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
followed by a surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center in New York City.

A highly respected surgeon, Dr. Schwarz is dedicated to research and
ongoing education. He has actively pursued pancreatic cancer research
since 1995, with grant support from City of Hope National Medical Center,
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Jersey Commission on Cancer
Research, Centocor, Inc., and the National Institute of Health (NIH). He
has participated in more than 30 different clinical investigational protocols
as either principal investigator or co-investigator.

Dr. Schwarz has also authored and co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed
publications, as well as several textbook chapters and editorials.
He has also served as scientifi c reviewer for medical journals, and has
been an editorial board member for Gastric Cancer, the International
Journal of Surgical Oncology, the Annals of Surgical Oncology, and the
American Journal of Surgery.

Among his many honors and awards, Dr. Schwarz has been an elected
member of The Best Doctors in America database since 2007, and he
was elected to the America’s Top Surgeons database in 2011.

Doctor of Medicine, Medical School of Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany

General surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, Penn.

General surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, Penn.

Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center, New York, NY.
Visiting Clinical Fellowship, General, and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mount
Sinai Hospital, New York, NY.
Postdoctoral Research, Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and Department of
Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Penn.

Board Certification
American Board of Surgery
Additional Certifications
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Advanced Trauma Life Support
Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS)


Professional Society Memberships
American Association for Cancer Research
American College of Surgeons
American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Association for Academic Surgery
International Association of Pancreatology
International Gastric Cancer Association
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Society of Surgical Oncology
Society of University Surgeons