Jamie Schwartz, MD Anesthesiologist



Jamie McElrath Schwartz, MD, is an attending physician on both the Cardiac ICU and Cardiovascular Anesthesiology team at Children’s National Health System 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.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Anesthesiology, 2005
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Residency Program, Anesthesiology, 2004
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Critical Care, 2001
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 1998
    St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
  • MD, 1994
    Jefferson Medical College
  • BA, 1990
    University of Delaware
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Jamie Schwartz

Halloween 2009

Owen's Story

"We are so thankful that we chose the remarkable doctors at Children's National to care for our son. The compassion and care that were given not just to Owen, but to our entire family, is something we will forever be grateful for."



Research & Publications

Research & Publications

A Survey of Anesthesiologists Knowledge of American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support Resuscitation Guidelines

(2008) Resuscitation

Cerebral oximetry guides treatment during BlalockTaussig shunt procedure

(2008) Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia

Glial fibrillary acidic protein as a brain injury biomarker in children undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

(2011) Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Inhaled epoprostenol therapy for pulmonary hypertension Improves oxygenation index more consistently in neonates than in older children

(2012) Pulmonary Circulation

The Daily Goals Communication Sheet A Simple and Novel Tool for Improved Communication and Care

(2008) The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety

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