Jamie McElrath Schwartz, M.D.

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  • Co-Director, Blalock-Taussig-Thomas Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center
  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine


Cardiac Anesthesia, Cardiac Critical Care, Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine ...read more


Dr. Jamie McElrath Schwartz is an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is a leader in both the Heart Center and the Pediatric Critical Care Unit, where she uses her skills in team and program building to create systems to care for critically ill children; particularly those with heart disease.

Dr. Schwartz specializes in perioperative care of children with congenital heart disease, offering both pediatric cardiac critical care and anesthesiology services.

Dr. Schwartz graduated from Thomas Jefferson University Medical School and completed a residency in general pediatrics at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, where she later served as Chief Resident. After working in private practice in Newark, Delaware, she returned to pediatric subspecialty training, completing her anesthesia residency as well as a fellowship in pediatric critical care and anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

She is passionate about building teams and systems to deliver excellent clinical care through education and scientific discovery.

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  • Co-Director, Blalock-Taussig-Thomas Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center
  • Division Chief, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • MD; Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University (1994)


  • Anesthesiology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2004)
  • Pediatrics; St Christopher's Hospital for Children (1998)


  • Pediatric Anesthesiology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2005)
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine; The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2001)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology (Anesthesiology) (2005)
  • American Board of Anesthesiology (Pediatric Anesthesiology) (2013)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Critical Care Medicine) (2010)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics) (1997)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Taeb M, Levin A, Spaeder M, Schwartz JM. Comparison of Pediatric CPR Quality in classic CPR and ECPR Events using Video Review. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018;19:831-838

Deutsch N, Swink J, Matisoff A, Oliveri L, Cross RR, Waberski A, Unegbu C, Cronin I, Kanter JP, Schwartz JM. Anesthetic considerations for magnetic resonance imaging-guided right heart catheterization in pediatric patients: A single institution experience. Paediatr Anaesth 2019;29:8-15

Jones SE, Jooste EH, Gottlieb EA, Schwartz JM, Goswami D, Gautam NK, Benkwitz C, Downey LA, Zabala L, Latham GJ, Faraoni D, Navaratnam M, Wise-Faberowki L, McDaniel M, Spurrier E, Machovec KA. Preoperative Laboratory Studies for Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Patients: A Multi-Institutional Perspective. Anesth Analg 2019; 128:1051-54

Bembea MM, Felling RJ, Caprarola SD, Ng DK, Tekes A, Boyle K, Yiu A, Rizkalla N, McElrath Schwartz J, Everett AE, Salorio C. Neurologic Outcomes in a Two-Center Cohort of Neonatal and Pediatric Patients Supported on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. ASAIO J. 2020;66:79-88. (participated in study design, patient recruitment, data collection and manuscript review)

Taeb, M, Schwartz JM, Spaeder MC, Levin AB. Pediatric Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Tasks and Hands-off Time: A Descriptive Analysis using Video Review. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2020;21(9):e804-e809

Activities & Honors


  • Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society
  • Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on the national CG-CAHPS Medical Practice patient experience survey through Press Ganey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Comments are also gathered from our CG-CAHPS Medical Practice Survey through Press Ganey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

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