Learn more about OrthoIndy spine surgeon, Dr. David Schwartz

David G. Schwartz, MD

David G. Schwartz, MD

4.60 stars


  • Back and Neck
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Spine Surgery


( Fax: 317.802.2405 )

Meet Dr. David Schwartz

Dr. Schwartz graduated cum laude from Indiana University in 1983. He attended medical school at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois and graduated in 1988. Dr. Schwartz completed an internship in general surgery at Loyola University in 1989 and a residency in orthopedic surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois in 1994. In 1995, he completed a spine fellowship at the Leatherman Spine Center, Kosair Children’s Hospital and the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Dr. Schwartz won the North America Spine Society’s award for Outstanding Research in 1994. He is the inventor of the Antares, Legacy Dual Rod, Leverage Cervical Laminoplasty, Archon Cervical Plate and Anterior TLIF Implant. These systems are used for the treatment of spinal fractures, scoliosis, tumors, cervical myelopathy and spinal fusion surgery. 

Dr. Schwartz has authored articles published in many professional journals and has given presentations at national and international conferences. He is an assistant clinical professor at the Indiana University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director of the OrthoIndy Spine Fellowship. 


Practice focus:

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Disc Herniation
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervical Disc Disease
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Scoliosis – Children and Adults
  • Kyphosis
  • Spinal Deformities
  • Neck and Arm Pain
  • Cervical Fractures
  • Spinal Trauma Injuries
  • Low Back Pain


Undergraduate School

Indiana University

Medical School

Loyola University


Northwestern University


Leatherman Spine Center, Kosair Children’s Hospital and the University of Louisville

Awards and Recognition

Indianapolis Monthly Top Doctor (2014 - 2022)

North America Spine Society’s award for Outstanding Research (1994)


Board Certified Physician

Patient Reviews

4.60 out of 5 (121 Ratings, 47 Comments)

5 stars
Jun 20, 2023
Very helpful
5 stars
Jun 7, 2023
Dr. Schwartz was very thorough at explaining everything that was happening to me an all options and outcomes. He answered all my many questions. Highly recommend
5 stars
Jun 6, 2023
Dr. Schwartz was kind and empathetic. We were there seeking a second opinion and he was thorough in his assessment and his recommendation.

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