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

Phi Beta Kappa, Columbia University, 2004
Departmental Honors in Biology, Columbia University, 2004
Summa Cum Laude, Columbia University, 2004
Dean's List, 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 GYN Pathology, 2014 - Present
International Society of Genitourinary Pathologists, 2014 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Pathologists, 2018 - Present

Selected Publications

Leading Introductory Slide Sessions in Surgical Pathology is a Valuable Career Development Tool for Upper Level Residents

Mehr C and Schwartz L, USCAP conference 2018, 2018

A PET imaging agent for evaluating PARP-1 expression in ovarian cancer

Makvandi M, Pantel A, Schwartz L, Schubert E, Xu K, Hsieh CJ, Hou C, Kim H, Weng CC, Winters H, Doot R, Farwell MD, Pryma DA, Greenberg RA, Mankoff DA, Simpkins F, Mach RH, Lin LL., J Clin Invest, 2018

Expanding the Clinicopathological Spectrum of Succinate Dehydrogenase-Deficient Renal Cell Carcinoma: 42 Novel Tumors in 38 Patients

Maclean F, McKenney J, Hes O, Chia-Sui K, Ellis C, Turchini J, Smaratunga H, Jonathan Z, Bhattarai S, Ryan A, Bonert M, Leroy X, Kunju LP, Schwartz L, Williamson SR, Matsika A, Rao P, Divatia M, Guarch R, Algaba F, Brimo F, Agaimy A, Balancin M, da Cunha IW, Zhou M, Trpkov K, Gill A., USCAP 2018, 2018

Surgical Pathology Resident Rotation Restructuring at a Tertiary Care Academic Center

Mehr CR, Obstfeld AE, Barrett AC, Montone KT, Schwartz LE., Acad Pathol, 2017, PMID:29209658

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Do Nonseminomatous Germ Cell Tumors of the Testis With Lymphovascular Invasion of the Spermatic Cord Merit Staging as pT3?

Gordetsky J, Sanfrancesco J, Epstein JI, Trevino K, Xu H, Osunkoya A, Xiao GQ, Kao CS, Unger P, Hashemi-Sadraei N, Albany C, Jorns JM, Lu DY, Matoso A, Rais-Bahrami S, Schwartz LE, Ulbright TM, Idrees MT., Am J Surg Pathol 41(10): 1397-1402, 2017

High grade serous ovarian carcinoma originate in the fallopian tube.

Labidi-Galy SI, Papp E, Hallberg D, Niknafs N, Adleff V, Noe M, Bhattacharya R, Novak M, Jones S, Phallen J, Hruban CA, Hirsch MS, Lin DI, Schwartz L, Maire CL, Tille JC, Bowden M, Ayhan A, Wood LD, Scharpf RB, Kurman R, Wang TL, Shih IM, Karchin R Drapkin R, Velculescu VE, Nat Commun 8(1): , 2017, PMID:29061967

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Architectural overlap between benign endocervix and pattern-A endocervical adenocarcinoma: Are all pattern-A tumors invasive?

Douglas G, Howitt BE, Schoolmeester JK, Schwartz L, Kos Z, Islam S, Djordjevic B, Parra-Herran C., Pathol Res Pract, 2017, PMID:28554747

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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 6(141): 824-829, 2017

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