Lauren Ende Schwartz, MD

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

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
Cert (Certificate in Health Care Quality and Safety), Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 2022

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

Departmental Honors in Biology, Columbia University, 2004
Summa Cum Laude, Columbia University, 2004
Phi Beta Kappa, Columbia University, 2004
Dean's List, 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
Penn Center for Precision Medicine Accelerator Fund Recipient. PI: Kara Maxwell, MD Phd. Project: Implication of Gleason Score for the Precision Medicine Treatment of Patients with Localized Prostate cancer, 2018
Accepted and Participated in the February 2019 Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Series in La Jolla, California, 2019
HUP 2019 Operational Honorable Mention award for Specimen Pick-Up on Demand Project, 2019
Innovation Accelerator Program. PI: Ashley Haggerty Project: Improving genetic testing to increase precision cancer care., 2019
40 Under Forty, American Society for Clinical Pathology, 2020

Memberships and Professional Organizations

United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology, 2008 - Present
College of American Pathologists, 2009 - Present
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
American Society of Clinical Pathology, 2019 - Present

Selected Publications

Urethral involvement is associated with higher mortality and local recurrence in vulvar melanoma: a single institutional experience

Mitul B Modi, Phyllis A Gimotty, Michael E Ming, Neha Jariwala, Rosalie Elenitsas, Chris Miller, Emily Y Chu, Hanna Lindner, Ata S Moshiri, Lauren E Schwartz, Priti Lal, Maria C Reyes, David E Elder, Xiaowei Xu, Human Pathol, 2020

Investigating association of perineural invasion on prostate biopsy with Gleason score upgrading at prostatectomy: A multi-institutional analysis

Andrew R Barsky, Ryan D Kraus, Ruben Carmona, Patricia M G Santos, Carrie Li, Lauren E Schwartz, Leslie K Ballas, Neha Vapiwala, Cancer Med 9(10): 3383-3389, 2020

Gleason score 5+3=8 (grade group 4) prostate cancer - a rare occurrence with contemporary grading

Kryvenko ON, Williamson SR, Schwartz LE, Epstein JI., Human Pathol 97(): 40-51, 2020

Recurrent Chromatin Remodeling Pathway Mutations Identified in Ovarian Juvenile Granulosa Cell Tumors

Theodore Vougiouklakis, Varshini Vasudevaraja, Guomiao Shen, Xiaojun Feng, Sarah Chiang, Julieta Barroeta, Kristen Thomas, Lauren Schwartz, Rebecca Linn, Esther Oliva, Pratibha Shukla, Anais Malpica, Deborah DeLair, Matija Snuderl, George Jour, Modern Pathology 33(): , 2020

Is There Utility in Screening for DNA Mismatch Repair Deficiency in Grade Group 5 Prostate Cancers?

Casey Morrison, Anh Le, Kyle Devins, Daniel Rader, Kara Maxwell, Lauren E. Schwartz, Modern Pathology 33(): , 2020

Neoadjuvant Therapy Does Not Alter Desmoplastic Response at Invasive Tumor Front in Bladder Urothelial Carcinoma

Aileen Grace Arriola, Sahar Farahani, Francesca Khani, Anupma Nayak, Lauren Schwartz, Abhishek Shah, Priti Lal,Bruce Malkowicz, Modern Pathology 33(): , 2020

Long Interspersed Element-1 (LINE-1) Protein Expression is Present in Clear Cell Carcinomas and Early Endometriotic Precursors

Kyle Devins, Sho Sato, Lauren E. Schwartz, Ronny Drapkin, Modern pathology 33(): , 2020

Mutational Spectrum in Clinically Aggressive Low-Grade Serous Carcinoma/Serous Borderline Tumors of the Ovary

Ju-Yoon Yoon, Kyle Devins, Emily Ko, Robert Burger, Carolina Reyes, Ronny Drapkin, Lauren E. Schwartz, Modern Pathology 33(): , 2020

End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and Associated Tumors and Cysts

Abhishek Shah, Priti Lal, Lauren Schwartz, Matthew Palmer, Norge Vergara, Anupma Nayak, Modern Pathology 33(): , 2020

Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Bladder: Relationship to HPV?

Sonia Kamanda, Giovanna A Giannico, Soroush Rais-Bahrami, Maria Del Carmen Rodriguez Pena, Carlos Prieto-Granada, Eva Compérat, Michelle Hirsch, Kenneth Iczkowski, Lauren Schwartz, John Cheville, Brittney Imblum, Andrew Spieker, Jennifer Gordetsky, Modern Pathology 33(): , 2020