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Schwartz, Paul Joseph, MD, PhD

Director, Neurosurgical Oncology and Skull Base Surgery, Hartford Hospital




English, Spanish

Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L).

Accepting New Patients
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Neuro Oncology

Areas of Expertise
Acoustic Neuromas, Awake Craniotomy, Back Surgery, Brain Surgery-Minimally Invasive, Brain Tumor Surgery, Cervical Spine Surgery, Endoscopic Brain Surgery, Minimally Invasive Skull Base Surgery, Pituitary Tumors, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base Tumors, Spine Surgery-Complex, Spine Tumor Surgery, Spine Tumors, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Trigeminal Neuralgia


Graduate School
Johns Hopkins University

University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ

Medical School
Albany Medical College

Research Fellowship
Massachusetts General Hospital

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Colgate University


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Schwartz is one of the most compassionate, sensitive providers I have experienced ever. Great "bedside" manner!

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Schwartz is an amazing doctor. I am very lucky to have him as my surgeon.

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Paul Schwartz is a caring, careful provider. He does not waste time or words. He explained the risks & benefits to my family as well as myself to the extent that we felt comfortable in the face of dangerous surgery.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Schwartz and his team are just THE BEST

5 out of 5 stars

I was very happy with my experience with *Dr. Schwartz and assistants. Very clear and thoughtful. I will definitely refer *Dr. Schwartz to anyone who needs his expertise!

5 out of 5 stars

Awesome to actually get answers and referrals for help.

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Schwartz spent 20 - 30 minutes with me. This was unexpected and appreciated. He was very informative of the problem and procedure. He has a mild manner and was very thorough.

5 out of 5 stars

After going through this traumatic experience, my doc is amazing and shows great compassion yet on the light side. I love everything about this office.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr swartz very committed to providing as much information and options as possible

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Schwartz was patient & informative. He even took the time to explain the diagnosis and treatment to my 10 yr.o. niece.

3 out of 5 stars

The doctor was very personable. I felt however that I was just being passed on to another specialist without really understanding my issues.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Schwartz is very kind and understanding at a difficult time. He answered all my questions and provided all the information I needed.

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Schwartz and his team are nothing short of angels. They are amazing from the very first time I met with them. They made me and my family feel as part of the Hartford Healthcare Ayer Neuroscience Family from day one. Knowing that I was going through so much and that I was very frustrated, Dr. Schwartz was down to earth and very straight to the point. He didn’t sugar coat anything which I like about him. He explained everything and showed me my scans and what the plan was going to be. He walked me and my family through everything step by step. Not once did I feel rushed about anything, he always made sure any questions I had were answered. He even makes it a point during appointments to ask if he had answered all questions or if there was anything else he could help us with. When it comes to the rest of the team they are very punctual and helpful with everything. They make going through a rough time seem so easy! Thanks Dr. Schwartz for all you do and thanks to your team for their assistance! You Guys definitely found your callings. God bless! Xoxox

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Schwartz is a caring and empathetic professional who always takes the time to engage with his patients. He and his team have been exceptional providing personalized care in a way that makes one comfortable with the process and confident in the outcome. Best customer experience!

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful doctor very confident and helpful

5 out of 5 stars

I was very nervous going in to meet Dr. Schwartz but he immediately put me at ease he is very kind and compassionate. I have complete confidence that all will go well with my surgery. Thank you Dr. Schwartz for your compassionate ways of explaining all I needed to know and even the things I hoped I didn’t need to!! All very much appreciated!!



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