George W. Schweitzer, 64, a physician and former Army major who founded an emergency medical practice that provided doctors and other medical personnel for Washington-area emergency rooms for more than 30 years, died July 31 at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia. He had cardiac arrest and kidney failure. He had undergone a kidney transplant more than 30 years ago.
Dr. Schweitzer, an Ellicott City resident, was a founding partner of Emergency Medicine Associates in 1974 and was president and chairman of the board of directors until he retired in 2007. The practice includes more than 100 physicians, plus other medical personnel who have staffed emergency rooms at 11 hospitals throughout the Washington area.
Dr. Schweitzer was also chairman of emergency medicine services and the medical chief of staff at Montgomery General Hospital in Olney.
George William Schweitzer was born in Washington. He grew up in Atlantic City and graduated in 1968 from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.