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Swartz, Karen L., M.D.

Dr. Karen Swartz

Associate Professor
Director, Mood Disorders Consultation Clinic
Director, Mood Disorders Clinical Programs
Director, Mood Disorders Day Hospital Program
Co-Director, Women's Mood Disorders Center
Director, Adolescent Depression Awareness Program

Main Office Address

Meyer 3-181
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 North Wolfe St.
Baltimore, MD 21287-5371

Phone: 410-955-0518
Fax: 410-955-0152





Princeton University



Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Psychiatry and Internal Medicine Internship

Francis Scott Key Medical Center


Psychiatry Residency

Johns Hopkins Hospital


Psychiatric Epidemiology and Affective Disorders Fellowship

Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health

Professional Interests

Mood disorders with a particular interest in women's health. Also interested in resident, medical student and community education. Principal investigator of the Adolescent Depression Awareness Program which educates high school students, teachers and parents about teenage depression.

Click here and here for Hopkins Brain Wise Newsletter articles about Dr. Swartz's work

Selected Publications

Swartz KL. (2003) Psychiatric Disorders Through a Woman's Lifespan: Introduction. International Review of Psychiatry, 15:203-204. 

Redgrave GW, Swartz KL, Romanoski AJ. (2003) Alcohol misuse by women. International Review of Psychiatry, 15:256-268. 

Swartz, Karen L. and Simeon Margolis, (2003) The Johns Hopkins White Papers: Depression and Anxiety. Medletter Associates, Inc. New York, NY. 

Swartz KL, Pratt LA, Armenian HK, Lee LC, Eaton WW. (2000) Mental Disorders and Migraine Headaches in a Community Sample:Results from the Baltimore Epidemiologic Catchment Area Follow-up Study. Archives of General Psychiatry, 57:945-950.


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