Lauren Ende Schwartz, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Pathology Residency Program Co-Director

Contact Information3400 Spruce Street
6 Founder, Room 6075
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-615-2699


Specialty Division

Anatomic Pathology

Clinical Expertise

Gynecological and Genitourinary Pathology


BA (Bachelor of Arts, Biology), Columbia University, 2004
MD (Medical Doctorate), New York University School of Medicine, 2008

Specialty Certification

American Board of Pathology Board Certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 2012

Postgraduate Training

Resident, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2008-2012
Faculty Assistant in Surgical Pathology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 2012-2013
Faculty Assistant in Gynecologic Pathology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 2013-2014

Awards and Honors

Dean's List, Columbia University, 2004
Summa Cum Laude, Columbia University, 2004
Phi Beta Kappa, Columbia University, 2004
Departmental Honors in Biology, Columbia University, 2004
Fred S. Mandelbaum Award for Excellence in Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, 2008
Alpha Omega Alpha, New York University School of Medicine, 2008
Anatomic Pathology Chief Resident, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2011-2011
The Leonard Berwick Residency Training Award, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 2012

Memberships and Professional Organizations

United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology, 2008 - Present
College of American Pathologists, 2009 - 2015
Pathology Society of Philadelphia, 2012 - Present
International Society of Genitourinary Pathologists, 2014 - Present
International Society of GYN Pathology, 2014 - Present

Selected Publications

Exploring the significance of PARP-1 expression for therapy and clinical PET/CT imaging of PARP-1 in ovarian cancer

Mehran Makvandi, Austin Pantel, Lauren E. Schwartz, Kuiying Xu, Chia-Ju Hsieh, Hyoung Kim, Shi-Hong Li, Robert Doot, Sharon Lee, Fiona Simpkins, Roger A. Greenberg, David A. Mankoff, Robert H. Mach, Lilie Lin, Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research 58(): , 2017

Slide Sessions Led by Upper Level Residents Are a Useful Tool to Introduce First Year Residents to Surgical Pathology

Chelsea Mehr, Lauren E Schwartz, Modern Pathology, 2017

An Expanded Immunohistochemal Profile of Osteoclast-Rich Undifferentiated Carcinoma of the Urinary Tract

Salvatore Priore, Lauren E Schwartz, Jonathan I Epstein, Modern Pathology, 2017

Incidental Prostate Cancer in Cystoprostatectomy Specimens, a Clinical Effectiveness and Quality Improvement Study

Angela Viaene, Lauren E Schwart, Modern Pathology, 2017

The significance of lymphovascular invasion of the spermatic cord in the absence of cord soft tissue invasion

McCleskey BC, Epstein JI, Albany C, Hashemi-Sadraei N, Idrees MT, Jorns JM, Lu DY, Matoso A, Rais-Bahrami S, Schwartz LE, Ulbright TM, Gordetsky J., Arch Pathol Lab Med, 2017, PMID:28362157

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Morphologic and Clinical Comparison of BRCA+ and BRCA- Prostate Carcinoma

Amanda Barrett, Lauren E Schwartz, Modern Pathology, 2017

Pattern-based classification of invasive endocervical adenocarcinoma, depth of invasion measurement and distinction from adenocarcinoma in situ: interobserver variation among gynecologic pathologists

Parra-Herran C, Taljaard M, Djordjevic B, Reyes MC, Schwartz L, Schoolmeester JK, Lastra RR, Quick CM, Laury A, Rasty G, Nucci MR, Howitt BE., Modern Pathology 29(8): 879-92, 2016, PMID:27174588

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Lymphovascular invasion of the spermatic cord in the absence of soft tissue invasion is a high risk finding in testicular nonseminomatous germ cell tumors

Brandi C McClesky, Julie Jorns, David Y Yu, Andres Matoso, Lauren E Schwartz, Jonathan I Epstein, Jennifer B Gordetsky, Modern Pathology 29(supplement 2): 249A, 2016

The Creation and Implementation of a Points-Based System for Distributing Specimens to Residents at a Tertiary Care Academic Residency Program

Chelsea Mehr, Amrom Obstfeld, Amanda Barrett, Kathleen Montone, Lauren Schwartz, Modern Pathology 29(supplement 2): , 2016

Architectural Overlap between Benign Endocervix and Pattern A Invasive Endocervical Adenocarcinoma; Are all Pattern A Adenocarciomas Really Invasive?

Greg Douglas, Brooke E Howitt, John Schoolmeester, Lauren Schwartz, Zuzana Kos, Shahidul Islam, Bojana Djordjevic, Carlos Parra-Herran., Modern Pathology 29(supplement 2): , 2016