Windham Hospital Welcomes Dr. Marlene Schwartz
Inspired by the 1970s hit television show M*A*S*H, Dr. Marlene Schwartz volunteered her time at a local hospital, selecting as her mentors a team of trauma surgeons whose personalities rivaled the characters of Hawkeye and B.J. in the TV series. Her experience in that emergency department changed the direction of her life and she applied to a seven-year medical program at the Brooklyn College/Downstate Medical School. Her career has taken her to hospitals in Connecticut and New York, and her research on asthma and lung disease has been widely published in medical and professional journals.
Dr. Schwartz holds board certification in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, and Critical Care Medicine, focusing on pulmonology. As a pulmonologist, Dr. Schwartz specializes in treating diseases of the lungs and the respiratory system, with a particular interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma. Dr. Schwartz says she is “looking forward to working at Windham Hospital and being a part of a great team.”
Dr. Schwartz is joining Dr. Robert Bundy’s practice, which is based at Windham Hospital. Dr. Bundy comments that he is “delighted to welcome Dr. Schwartz to our community with her accompanying wealth of knowledge and experience in pulmonary and critical care medicine,” and President and CEO of Windham Hospital, Dick Brvenik says, “Dr. Schwartz is a vital and most welcome addition to our hospital family. We are very pleased that she has joined our medical staff.”
Windham Hospital is an acute care hospital providing a wide range of health and community services to 19 towns in northeastern Connecticut, and recently affiliated with Hartford Healthcare. For more information about Windham Hospital, visit www.windhamhospital.org. The site includes a convenient “physician-finder” feature.