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
Assistant, Surgical Pathology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 2012-2013
Assistant, Gynecological Pathology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 2013-2014

Awards and Honors

Dean's List, Columbia University, 2004
Departmental Honors in Biology, Columbia University, 2004
Summa Cum Laude, Columbia University, 2004
Phi Beta Kappa, Columbia University, 2004
Alpha Omega Alpha, New York University School of Medicine, 2008
Fred S. Mandelbaum Award for Excellence in Pathology, 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 GYN pathology, 2014 - Present
International Society of Genitourinary Pathologists, 2014 - Present

Selected Publications

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, 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

Pattern Based Classification of Invasive Endocervical Adenocarcinoma, Depth of Invasion Measurement and Distinction from Adenocarcinoma In Situ: Interobserver Variation among Academic Gynecological Pathologists

Carlos Parra-Herran, Monica Talijaard, Bojana Djordjevic, Carolina Reyes, Lauren Schwartz, John Schoolmeester, Ricardo R Lastra, Charles Quick, Anna Laury, Golnar Rasty, Marisa R Nucci, Brooke E Howitt, Modern Pathology 29(supplement 2): , 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

Carcinoma of the Uterine Cervix Involving the Genitourinary Tract: A Potential Diagnostic Dilemma

Lauren Schwartz*, Francesca Khani*, Justin Bishop, Russell Vang and Jonathan Epstein * = co-first authors, American Journal of Surgical Pathology 40(): , 2016, PMID:26426382

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Optimizing Specimen Distribution for Residency Training in Sub-Speciality Based Surgical Pathology Rotation in a Tertiary Care Academic Center.

Mehr C, Obstfeld A, LiVolsi V, Furth E, Litzky L, Montone K and Schwartz L., American Society of Clinical Pathology, 2015

Clonality analysis of combined Brenner and mucinous tumours of the ovary reveals their monoclonal origin

Wang Y, Wu RC, Schwartz LE, Haley L, Lin MT, Shih IeM, Kurman RJ, The Journal of Pathology 237(2): 146-51, 2015, PMID:26095692

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Molecular analysis of ovarian mucinous carcinoma reveals different cell of origins

Wang Y, Schwartz LE, Anderson D, Lin MT, Haley L, Wu RC, Vang R, Shih IeM, Kurman RJ, Oncotarget 6(26): 22949-58, 2015, PMID:26355245

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Assessing the Diagnoses Encountered by Pathology Residents during their First Exposure to Surgical Pathology

Mehr C and Schwartz L., Northeast Group on Education Affairs (NEGEA) Annual Retreat., 2015