David G. Schwartz, MD
David G. Schwartz, MD David G. Schwartz, MD

David G. Schwartz, MD

4.59 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

4.59 out of 5 (53 Ratings, 12 Comments)

5 stars
Feb 1, 2023
Dr David Schwartz was the greatest I feel better and he was the most understanding and did the most to help me feel a lot better A very good doctor we need more of him in the world ?
5 stars
Jan 31, 2023
Dr was very informative and thorough
5 stars
Jan 31, 2023
Staff is typically very polite. Doctors are thorough, however seem to be rushed at times. Today's visit was running behind approximately 30 min. I've been pleased with most of my treatment here. The hospital staff could use some improvement. The hours after my surgery was a mess at times. I've never stayed in a hospital myself over night until this surgery. I would never do it again. I had complications with my medication shortly after and speaking to Dr Schwartz or nurses was quite a task. Phone service of switching from one office to another and then waiting for a callback is not done on a timely manner. This is clearly my opinion, however is based on my experiences with OrthoIndy. My surgery (fusion) was a great success. I'm still in recovery at this time. Certain area's of follow-up and communication could be improved. I feel it would certainly make for a 5 star treatment facility if some small improvements were made towards patient communication.