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Jamie McElrath Schwartz, MD

The Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Center for Surgical Care

Anesthesiology, Sedation, and Perioperative Medicine
Cardiac Surgery
Critical Care Medicine

Cardiac Anesthesia Program

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Anesthesiology
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics/Critical Care
National Provider Identifier1588724827

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Jamie McElrath Schwartz, MD, is an attending physician on both the Cardiac ICU and Cardiovascular Anesthesiology team at Children’s National Medical Center with an expertise in pediatric cardiac intensive care and anesthesiology. She is the medical director of the Cardiac Procedure Recovery Unit. She has an interest in mechanical support for cardiovascular and respiratory failure. Dr. Schwartz has published many peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She has taught at national meetings, including most recently the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is a dedicated teacher of fellows and residents at Children’s National. When not working, Dr. Schwartz spends time with her husband and two children. Together they enjoy travel and skiing.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education University of Delaware Newark, DEBachelor of Arts 1986 -1990
Medical School Jefferson Medical College Philadelphia, PADoctor of Medicine 1990 -1994
National & International Recognitions
Katz International Traveling Fellowship Society for Education in Anesthesia 2003

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
MemberSociety for Pediatric Anesthesia
MemberCongenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society
MemberPediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society
MemberSociety for Critical Care Medicine
MemberAmerican Academy of Pediatrics
Journal Article, Brown AT, Gillespie JV, Miquel-Verges F, Holmes K, Ravekes W, Spevak P, Brady K, Easley RB, Golden WC, McNamara L, Veltri MA, Lehmann CU, McMillan KN, Schwartz JM, Romer LH (2012), Inhaled epoprostenol therapy for pulmonary hypertension: Improves oxygenation index more consistently in neonates than in older children, Pulmonary Circulation, 2, 61-66.

Journal Article, Bembea MM, Savage W, Strouse JJ, Schwartz JM, Graham E, Thopson CB, Everett A (2011), Glial fibrillary acidic protein as a brain injury biomarker in children undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 2, 572-579.

Journal Article, Berkow LC, Schwartz JM, Kan KH, Corridore M, Heitmiller ES (2011), Use of the Laryngeal Mask Airway-Aintree Intubating Catheter-Fiberoptic Bronchoscope Technique for Difficult Intubation. , Journal of Clinical Anesthesiology, 23, 534-539.

Journal Article, McElrath-Schwartz J, Nelson KL, Saliski M, Hunt EA, Pronovost PJ (2008), The Daily Goals Communication Sheet: A Simple and Novel Tool for Improved Communication and Care, The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 34, 608-613.

Journal Article, Heitmiller ES, Nelson KL, Hunt EA, Schwartz JM, Yaster M, Shaffner, DH (2008), A Survey of Anesthesiologists' Knowledge of American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support Resuscitation Guidelines, Resuscitation , 79, 499-505.

Journal Article, Schwartz JM, Jeffries MA, Vricella LA, Heitmiller E (2008), Cerebral oximetry guides treatment during Blalock-Taussig shunt procedure, Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, 22, 91-92.

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