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Mark R. Schwartz, MD, FACS

Dr. Mark Schwartz is one of the original founders of Atlantic Surgical Group in 1988 along with Dr. David Averbach.  As one of the first surgeons in New Jersey to perform laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 1990, Dr. Schwartz has become one of the region’s most experienced surgeons in performing this procedure.  With a particular interest in breast cancer surgery, he is a charter faculty member of the prestigious Jacqueline Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center. Besides gallbladder and breast surgery, Dr. Schwartz has a busy practice in hernia surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and soft tissue surgery, as well as being one of the early adopters of robotic surgery. 


After graduating from Muhlenberg College with honors, Dr. Schwartz attended Hahnemann University Medical School in Philadelphia, receiving his MD degree.  His surgical training took place at Monmouth Medical Center and Jersey Shore Medical Center.  Dr. Schwartz is honored to have been named multiple times to "Top Doctors in New Jersey".   He has received multiple teaching awards for time spent in surgical education, which he continues to enjoy as a teaching faculty member both in the RWJ-Barnabas system as well as the Hackensack-Meridian system.

Dr. Schwartz is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery (recertified in 2001 and 2011), and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  He is also a member of the Americas Hernia Society and the American Society of Breast Surgeons, as well as a Charter Member of the American Society of General Surgeons.


Dr. Schwartz was raised in New Jersey, and currently lives in Ocean Township. 

He loves to travel, is a serious sports fan, and has become a digital photography enthusiast.  He has a wife of 35 years, 3 adult children and two amazing grandsons.  


Dr. Schwartz is a Team

Leader for Hospital de la Familia,

a charitable foundation that

regularly sends surgical teams to

Guatemala. He has been on 5

missions to Guatemala.  His team 

performs surgery on indigent

patients in an underserved rural

area of Guatemala's San Marcos


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