Lauren Ende Schwartz, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Associate Director of Quality

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

Phi Beta Kappa, Columbia University, 2004
Departmental Honors in Biology, Columbia University, 2004
Dean's List, Columbia University, 2004
Summa Cum Laude, 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
The Power List 2018 by The Pathologist Magazine, 2018
Accepted and Participated in the February 2019 Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Series in La Jolla, California, 2019

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
Pennsylvania Association of Pathologists, 2018 - Present

Selected Publications

Thyroid-Like Follicular Carcinoma of the Kidney With Extensive Sarcomatoid Differentiation: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Jenkins TM, Rosenbaum J, Zhang PJ, Schwartz LE, Nayak A, Cooper K, Tickoo SK, Lal P., Int J Surg Pathol, 2019, PMID:31032708

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Innervation of cervical carcinoma is mediated by cancer-derived exosomes

Lucido CT, Wynja E, Madeo M, Williamson CS, Schwartz LE, Imblum BA, Drapkin R, Vermeer PD., Gynecol Oncol, 2019, PMID:31003747

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The Implementation of an Introductory Surgical Pathology Didactic Series to Transition First Year Residents and Facilitate Upper Level Resident Teaching

Mehr CR, Montone KT, Schwartz LE., Adv Anat Pathol, 2019

Role of Ancillary Techniques in Cervical Biopsy and Endocervical Curettage Specimens as Follow-Up to Papanicolaou Test Results Indicating a Diagnosis of Atypical Squamous Cells, Cannot Exclude High-Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion, or High-Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion.

Jenkins TM, Shojaei H, Song SJ, Schwartz LE., Acta Cytologica 12(): , 2019

Ovarian mucinous, Brenner tumors and other epithelial tumors

Matrai CM, Jenkins T, Baranov E, Schwartz, LE, Gynecologic and Obstetric pathology, 2019

Nonspecific Tumors of the Ovary, Including Mesenchymal Tumors

Schwartz LE, Vang RS., Blaustein’s Pathology of the Female Genital Tract, Seventh edition., 2019

Simulated Results of the Precision Algorithm for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis at a Single Academic Center: Safety and Risk Factors for Failure

Strother MC, Schwartz L, Jones L, Sperling C, Rosen M, Wein AJ, Guzzo TJ., Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association, 2019

Visiting lecturers add additional value to didactic pathology curriculum

Jenkins T, Song SJ, Montone KT, Schwartz LE., Modern Pathology, 2019

Renal Cell Carcinomas with Borderline Features of Eosinophilic Solid and Cystic Renal Cell Carcinoma are Most Likely Papillary Renal Cell Carcinomas

Williamson SR, Al-Obaidy K, Kao CS, Rogers CG, Grignon DJ, Schwartz LE, Tretiakova M, Antic T, Cheng L, Gupta NS., Modern Pathology, 2019

Placental grossing: can we do better?

Reece JT, Linn R, Ma Q, Nelson ND, Devins K, Schwartz LE., Modern Pathology, 2019