Born and raised in South America, Dr. Gaston Schwarz received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse University. He received his M.D. from the University of Ottawa Medical School, graduating Cum Laude. After having completed 3 years of training in general surgery, he spent two years training in plastic surgery at McGill University. Following this, he completed a fellowship in aesthetic surgery at the University of Miami under Ralph Millard, M.D., one of modern plastic surgery’s pioneers. Dr. Gaston Schwarz began his career and built his reputation as a professor of plastic surgery at McGill University, where he continues to teach. He is now considered one of Canada’s most respected esthetic plastic surgeons.
He is former president of the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, former national secretary to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the only non-American to have been president of the D. Ralph Millard Plastic Surgery Society and Education Foundation.
In 2000, the Peruvian government decorated Dr. G. Schwarz for his humanitarian work over the years. His international reputation continues to draw patient from all over the world for a variety of procedures.
In September 2012, the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery awarded Dr. Gaston Schwarz the Distinguished Service Award for his “outstanding contribution to the Society for the enhancement of aesthetic plastic surgery in Canada”
In February 2013, the Association de Spécialistes en Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique du Quebec awarded Dr. Gaston Schwarz with the “Lifetime Achievement in plastic surgery”
He is a board-certified fellow of the American College of Surgeons and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.