Bernard Schwartz, MD, PhD, glaucoma specialist, founding chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Tufts-New England Medical Center, and Editor-in-Chief of two ophthalmology journals, died on November 10, 2007 at age 79, of a recently diagnosed cancer. Dr. Schwartz was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1927. He received his medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1951, then undertook postgraduate training at the University of Iowa, where he completed his ophthalmology residency in 1955 and then earned his PhD in physiology in 1959. From 1960 to 1968, he conducted research and clinical practice in the New York area. In 1968, he joined the faculty and staff of the Tufts-New England Medical Center where he established and chaired the Department of Ophthalmology until 1990. Active in many ophthalmological organizations, he received the Presidential Award from the American Glaucoma Society in March 2007. Beloved husband of Marcia (Struhl) of Boston, MA. Devoted father of Ariane Schwartz of Boston, MA, Jennifer Schwartz of San Francisco, CA, Karen Schwartz of Los Angeles, CA, and Lawrence Schwartz of Connecticut. Loving brother of Dr. Harvey Schwartz and his wife Fran of Toronto, Canada.

Source: New York Times