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Jamie McElrath Schwartz, M.D.

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


Cardiac Anesthesia, Cardiac Critical Care, Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care


Dr. Jamie McElrath Schwartz is an assistant 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 anethesiology 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.

Dr. Schwartz is board certified in pediatrics, pediatric critical care, anesthesiology, and pediatric anesthesiology. She is passionate about building teams and systems to deliver excellent clinical care through education and scientific discovery. more


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

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



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


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


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

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

Brunetti MA, Jennings JM, Easley RB, Bembea M, Brown A, Heitmiller E, Schwartz JM, Brady KM, Vricella LA, Everett AD. "Glial fibrillary acidic protein in children with congenital heart disease undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass." Cardiol Young. 2014 Aug;24(4):623-631

Schwartz JM, Nelson KL, Saliski M, Hunt EA, Pronovost PJ. "The daily goals communication sheet: a simple and novel tool for improved communication and care." Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2008 Oct; 34(10): 608–13, 561

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