Joyce G. Schwartz M.D, Professor, Author – BOOKS


Joyce G. Schwartz, M.D., is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin where she received a Master of Arts degree with high honors. She then attended The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where she obtained her Medial Degree. 

Dr. Schwartz was a tenured professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) then began working for Quest Diagnostics, Inc. where she served as Vice-President and Chief Laboratory Officer as well as Interim Vice President for Science and Innovation.  She is currently working as a pathologist in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Schwartz has received many awards during her career, including the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation Award, the Medical School Alumnus Award from UTHSCSA, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Award (Medical Honor Society). She was elected to the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame and was a recipient of the Presidential Teaching Award from UTHSCSA.

When Dr. Schwartz is not practicing pathology, she is writing novels—and they are award winning.

She published the novel, Inventing Madness, in 2015. It was an Eric Hoffer Finalist in 2020. The book also received Honorable Mention in the Red City Review Mystery Thriller Category (2015). Inventing Madness was Shortlisted in both the Silverwood Kobo-Berfort’s Open Day Writing Competition (2015) and in CLUE Novel Writing Contest (2015).

Dr. Schwartz published The Pearl Harbor Conspiracy in 2019. The novel won the National INDIE Award for Military Fiction (2020) and First Place in the Chanticleer International Book Awards (GOETHE Book Award for post 1750’s Historical Fiction).

Dr. Schwartz’s most recent novel (2021), The Curious Spell of Madam Genova, is a heartwarming tale of magic and mystery involving movie stars, politicians and gangsters. Their lives become intertwined in a fascinating story of twentieth-century America. In June of 2022, the novel won first place in the Chanticleer International Book Awards (Paranormal category).