PEOPLE

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

Email: lauren.schwartz@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Specialty Division

Anatomic Pathology

Clinical Expertise

Gynecological and Genitourinary Pathology

Education

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

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

Second opinion pathologic review in the management of prostate cancer

Bofeng Chen, Ruchika Talwar, Lauren E Schwartz, Ryan P Terlecki, Thomas J Guzzo, Robert C Kovell, Can J Urol 28(1): 10530-10535, 2021

Progesterone Receptors Promote Quiescence & Ovarian Cancer Cell Phenotypes via DREAM in p53-Mutant Fallopian Tube Models

Laura J Mauro, Megan I Seibel, Caroline H Diep, Angela Spartz, Carlos Perez Kerkvliet, Hari Singhal, Elizabeth M Swisher, Lauren E Schwartz, Ronny Drapkin, Siddharth Saini, Fatmata Sesay, Larisa Litovchick, Carol A Lange., J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 2021

Predicting Metastatic Potential in Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma: A Comparison of PASS and GAPP Scoring Systems

Heather Wachtel, Troy Hutchens, Ezra Baraban, Lauren E Schwartz, Kathleen Montone, Zubair Baloch, Virginia LiVolsi, Lauren Krumeich, Douglas L Fraker, Katherine L Nathanson, Debbie L Cohen, Lauren Fishbein, J Clin Endocrinol Metab 105(12): e4661-e4670, 2020

Acquired Cystic Kidney Disease-associated Renal Cell Carcinoma (ACKD-RCC) Harbor Recurrent Mutations in KMT2C and TSC2 Genes

Abhishek Shah, Priti Lal, Erik Toorens, Matthew B Palmer, Lauren Schwartz, Norge Vergara, Thomas Guzzo, Anupma Nayak, Am J Surg Pathol 44(11): 1479-1486, 2020

Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Bladder Is Not Associated With High-risk HPV

Jennifer Gordetsky, Andrew J Spieker, Maria Del Carmen Rodriguez Pena, Sonia Kamanda, Michele R Anderson, John Cheville, Steve Boorjian, Igor Frank, Carlos Prieto Granada, Eva Comperat, Michelle S Hirsch, Kenneth A Iczkowski, Brittney Imblum, Lauren Schwartz, Giovanna A Giannico, Soroush Rais-Bahrami., Urology 144(): , 2020, PMID:32681917

Read article

Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Bladder Is Not Associated With High-risk HPV

Jennifer Gordetsky, Andrew J Spieker, Maria Del Carmen Rodriguez Pena, Sonia Kamanda, Michele R Anderson, John Cheville, Steve Boorjian, Igor Frank, Carlos Prieto Granada, Eva Comperat, Michelle S Hirsch, Kenneth A Iczkowski, Brittney Imblum, Lauren Schwartz, Giovanna A Giannico, Soroush Rais-Bahrami, Urology 144(): 158-163, 2020

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 104(): 1-8, 2020

Combining PARP with ATR inhibition overcomes PARP inhibitor and platinum resistance in ovarian cancer models

Hyoung Kim, Haineng Xu, Erin George, Dorothy Hallberg, Sushil Kumar, Veena Jagannathan, Sergey Medvedev, Yasuto Kinose, Kyle Devins, Priyanka Verma, Kevin Ly, Yifan Wang, Roger A Greenberg, Lauren Schwartz, Neil Johnson, Robert B Scharpf, Gordon B Mills, Rugang Zhang, Victor E Velculescu, Eric J Brown, Fiona Simpkins., Nature Communications 11(1): , 2020, PMID:32709856

Read article

Mismatch Repair Deficiency in Uterine Carcinosarcoma: A Multi-institution Retrospective Review

Jenkins TM, Hanley KZ, Schwartz LE, Cantrell LA, Stoler MH, Mills AM., Am J Surg Pathol 44(6): 782-792, 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