Dr. Kathleen Schwarz is a professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Schwarz received her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine. She then completed her residency in pediatrics and performed her fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at St. Louis Children’s Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine.
She is the director of the Pediatric Liver Center at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, in which there are over 1,000 patients who receive medical care. She focuses on liver disorders of childhood with a particular emphasis on biliary atresia, metabolic liver disorders, autoimmune liver disease, and viral hepatitis B and C. Dr. Schwarz is also medical director of the Pediatric Liver Transplant Program at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Schwarz directs NIH-funded grants in a variety of pediatric liver diseases, including biliary atresia, and other cholestatic liver diseases of childhood such as Alagille Syndrome, PFIC 1,2 and 3, alpha-1 antitrypson deficiency, mitochondrial hepatopathy and cystic fibrosis liver disease. She also directs grants and clinical trials in pediatric hepatitis B and C.
Dr. Schwarz was named one of Baltimore Magazine's top 25 pediatricians, and she has won teaching awards at both St. Louis University and Johns Hopkins University. In 2005, she received the Distinguished Service Award of the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. She later served as president of that organization. Dr. Schwarz has been named one of the Castle Connolly Top Doctors in America and has been designated a U.S.News and World Report “Top Doctor.”