SCHWARTZ--Dr. Miles J.,
92, director of the Clinical Cardiology Training Program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for 30 years and professor of clinical medicine at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, died April 13 at his home in Mashpee, MA. He is survived by his adored wife Katherine R. Schwartz; his children Elizabeth Rucker, James H. Schwartz and Margaret H. Schwartz; and two grandchildren. Renowned for his devotion to medicine, "Uncle Miles" trained a generation of physicians serving as guide, teacher and mentor, and was acting director of the St. Luke's Division of Cardiology and director of the Electrocardiography Lab. After retiring to Virginia he became president of the Williamsburg Health Care Consortium and a member of the Human Research Review Committee at William & Mary, as well as a director of the Virginia Symphony and moderator of "Music in Your Life." Born in Richmond, VA, he attended Stuyvesant High School, Queens College and NYU College of Medicine. A private burial will take place at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Plans for a New York City memorial will be announced.
Published in New York Times on Apr. 22, 2018.