Specialty

, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Locations

San Diego County

3020 Children's Way
MC 5030
San Diego, CA 92123

Specialty

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Organization

Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

CPMG/RCHN/RCSSD

Medical School

Washington University

Residency

St Louis Children's Hospital

Fellowship

St Louis Children's Hospital

Board Certifications

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatrics

Bio

Dr. Kathleen Schwarz is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an associate physician diplomate at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She is triple certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatrics, pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology.

Her research focus is viral infections of the liver, both typical (hepatitis B and C) and atypical (as triggers of biliary atresia and autoimmune hepatitis).

Prior to joining Rady Children's in May 2018, Dr. Schwarz was the division chief of pediatric gastroenterology and medical director of the Pediatric Liver Transplant Program at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Previously, she was chief of pediatric gastroenterology at St. Louis University.

Dr. Schwarz received her bachelor's degree in biology from Scripps College, her Master of Arts in Teaching in biology from Northwestern University and her medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis. She completed her residency in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at St. Louis Children's Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine. She was chief of pediatric gastroenterology at St. Louis University and then moved to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where she served as division chief of pediatric gastroenterology and medical director of the Pediatric Liver Transplant Program.

Dr. Schwarz was named one of Baltimore magazine's top 25 pediatricians, and she has won teaching awards at both St. Louis University and Johns Hopkins University. Since 2001, she has been one of the Castle Connolly Top Doctors in America. In 2005, she received the Distinguished Service Award of the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN). She was the president of this organization and is past president of the Federation of International Societies of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. In 2017, she received the NASPGHAN Shwachman Award for major lifelong scientific and contributions to the field of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.

Dr. Schwarz also has been designated a U.S. News & World Report "Top Doctor," a distinction conferred on the top 1 percent of pediatric gastroenterologists in the United States.

Publications

The Inflammatory Cytokine Profile Associated with Liver Damage is Broader and Stronger in Chronic Hepatitis B Patients Compared to Acute Hepatitis B Patients.
Johnson Valiente A, Liem KS, Schwarz KB, Rosenthal P, Murray KF, Mogul D, Teckman J, Rodriguez-Baez N, Schwarzenberg SJ, Feld JJ, Wong DK, Lewis-Ximenez LL, Lauer G, Hansen BE, Ling SC, Janssen HLA, Gehring AJ

Chronic Hepatitis Is Common and Often Untreated Among Children with Hepatitis B Infection in the United States and Canada.
Ling SC, Lin HS, Murray KF, Rosenthal P, Mogul D, Rodriguez-Baez N, Schwarzenberg SJ, Teckman J, Schwarz KB, Hepatitis B Research Network (HBRN).

Mutation Analysis and Disease Features at Presentation in a Multi-Center Cohort of Children with Monogenic Cholestasis.
Hertel PM, Bull LN, Thompson RJ, Goodrich NP, Ye W, Magee JC, Squires RH, Bass LM, Heubi JE, Kim GE, Ranganathan S, Schwarz KB, Bozic MA, Horslen SP, Clifton MS, Turmelle YP, Suchy FJ, Superina RA, Wang KS, Loomes KM, Kamath BM, Sokol RJ, Shneider BL, Childhood Liver Disease Research Network (ChiLDReN).

Recurrence of primary sclerosing cholangitis after liver transplant in children: an international observational study.
Martinez M, Perito ER, Valentino P, Mack CL, Aumar M, Broderick A, Draijer LG, Fagundes EDT, Furuya KN, Gupta N, Horslen S, Jonas MM, Kamath BM, Kerkar N, Kim KM, Kolho KL, Koot BG, Laborda TJ, Lee CK, Loomes KM, Miloh T, Mogul D, Mohammed S, Ovchinsky N, Rao G, Ricciuto A, Schwarz KB, Smolka V, Tanaka A, Tessier MEM, Venkat VL, Vitola BE, Woynarowski M, Zerofsky M, Deneau MR

Clinical significance of quantitative e antigen in a cohort of hepatitis B virus-infected children and adults in North America.
Cooper SL, King WC, Mogul DB, Ghany MG, Schwarz KB, Hepatitis B Research Network (HBRN).

Highly multiplexed 2-dimensional imaging mass cytometry analysis of HBV-infected liver.
Traum D, Wang YJ, Schwarz KB, Schug J, Wong DK, Janssen H, Terrault NA, Khalili M, Wahed AS, Murray KF, Rosenthal P, Ling SC, Rodriguez-Baez N, Sterling RK, Lau DT, Block TM, Feldman MD, Furth EE, Lee WM, Kleiner DE, Lok AS, Kaestner KH, Chang KM

Development of Methods to Extract RNA From Archived Pediatric Needle Liver Biopsies to Produce Sequencing Data.
Shin E, Jones-Brando LV, Florea LD, Schwarz KB, Yolken RH

Oral Vancomycin, Ursodeoxycholic Acid, or No Therapy for Pediatric Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: A Matched Analysis.
Deneau MR, Mack C, Mogul D, Perito ER, Valentino PL, Amir AZ, DiGuglielmo M, Draijer LG, El-Matary W, Furuya KN, Gupta N, Hochberg JT, Horslen S, Jensen MK, Jonas MM, Kerkar N, Koot BGP, Laborda TJ, Lee CK, Loomes KM, Martinez M, Miethke A, Miloh T, Mohammad S, Ovchinsky N, Rao G, Ricciuto A, Sathya P, Schwarz KB, Shah U, Singh R, Vitola B, Zizzo A, Guthery SL

A longitudinal assessment of non-invasive biomarkers to diagnose and predict cystic fibrosis-associated liver disease.
Karnsakul W, Wasuwanich P, Ingviya T, Vasilescu A, Carson KA, Mogayzel PJ, Schwarz KB

The Sclerosing Cholangitis Outcomes in Pediatrics (SCOPE) Index: A Prognostic Tool for Children.
Deneau MR, Mack C, Perito ER, Ricciuto A, Valentino PL, Amin M, Amir AZ, Aumar M, Auth M, Broderick A, DiGuglielmo M, Draijer LG, Tavares Fagundes ED, El-Matary W, Ferrari F, Furuya KN, Gupta N, Hochberg JT, Homan M, Horslen S, Iorio R, Jensen MK, Jonas MM, Kamath BM, Kerkar N, Kim KM, Kolho KL, Koot BGP, Laborda TJ, Lee CK, Loomes KM, Martinez M, Miethke A, Miloh T, Mogul D, Mohammad S, Mohan P, Moroz S, Ovchinsky N, Palle S, Papadopoulou A, Rao G, Rodrigues Ferreira A, Sathya P, Schwarz KB, Shah U, Shteyer E, Singh R, Smolka V, Soufi N, Tanaka A, Varier R, Vitola B, Woynarowski M, Zerofsky M, Zizzo A, Guthery SL

Prevalence and clinical features of patients with concurrent HBsAg and anti-HBs: Evaluation of the hepatitis B research network cohort.
Lee WM, King WC, Schwarz KB, Rule J, Lok ASF, HBRN Investigators.

Colorectal Dysplasia and Cancer in Pediatric-Onset Ulcerative Colitis Associated With Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis.
El-Matary W, Guthery SL, Amir AZ, DiGuglielmo M, Draijer LG, Furuya KN, Gupta N, Hochberg JT, Horslen S, Kerkar N, Koot BGP, Laborda TJ, Loomes KM, Mack C, Martinez M, Miethke A, Miloh T, Mogul D, Mohammed S, Moroz S, Ovchinsky N, Perito ER, Rao G, Ricciuto A, Sathya P, Schwarz KB, Shah U, Singh R, Soufi N, Valentino PL, Zizzo A, Deneau MR

Hepatic Histology in Treatment-naïve Children With Chronic Hepatitis B Infection Living in the United States and Canada.
Rodriguez-Baez N, Murray KF, Kleiner DE, Ling SC, Rosenthal P, Carlin K, Cooper K, Schwarz KB, Schwarzenberg SJ, Teckman JH, Ghany MG, Alawad AS

Determinants of length of stay after pediatric liver transplantation.
Covarrubias K, Luo X, Massie A, Schwarz KB, Garonzik-Wang J, Segev DL, Mogul DB

Projected 20- and 30-Year Outcomes for Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients in the United States.
Bowring MG, Massie AB, Chu NM, Bae S, Schwarz KB, Cameron AM, Bridges JFP, Segev DL, Mogul DB

Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Preschool and School Aged Children With Biliary Atresia and Their Native Liver.
Squires JE, Ng VL, Hawthorne K, Henn LL, Sorensen LG, Fredericks EM, Alonso EM, Murray KF, Loomes KM, Karpen SJ, Cavallo LA, Molleston JP, Bezerra JA, Rosenthal P, Squires RH, Wang KS, Schwarz KB, Arnon R, Magee JC, Sokol RJ, Childhood Liver Disease Research Network (ChiLDReN).

Survey of Impediments to Prevention of Mother-to-infant Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus by International Societies.
Chang MH, Fischler B, Blauvelt B, Ciocca M, Dhawan A, Ekong U, Ni YH, Porta G, Sibal A, DAgostino D, Wirth S, Morhan N, Schwarz KB

Phenotypes of Chronic Hepatitis B in Children From a Large North American Cohort.
Schwarz KB, Lombardero M, Di Bisceglie AM, Murray KF, Rosenthal P, Ling SC, Cloonan YK, Rodriguez-Baez N, Schwarzenberg SJ, Hoofnagle JH, Teckman J, Hepatitis B Research Network (HBRN).

Abundant Expression of Lysyl Oxidase-like 2 Protein in Intrahepatic Bile Ducts of Infants With Biliary Atresia.
Honigbaum S, Zhu Q, Layman A, Anders RA, Schwarz KB

Sofosbuvir and Ribavirin Therapy for Children Aged 3 to <12 Years With Hepatitis C Virus Genotype 2 or 3 Infection.
Rosenthal P, Schwarz KB, Gonzalez-Peralta RP, Lin CH, Kelly DA, Nightingale S, Balistreri WF, Bansal S, Jonas MM, Massetto B, Brainard DM, Hsueh CH, Shao J, Parhy B, Davison S, Feiterna-Sperling C, Gillis LA, Indolfi G, Sokal EM, Murray KF, Wirth S

Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir for 12 Weeks in Children 3 to <6 Years Old With Chronic Hepatitis C.
Schwarz KB, Rosenthal P, Murray KF, Honegger JR, Hardikar W, Hague R, Mittal N, Massetto B, Brainard DM, Hsueh CH, Shao J, Parhy B, Narkewicz MR, Rao GS, Whitworth S, Bansal S, Balistreri WF

Management of Hepatitis C Infection in children in the era of Direct-acting Antiviral Agents.
Karnsakul W, Schwarz KB

Age, race and viral genotype are associated with the prevalence of hepatitis B e antigen in children and adults with chronic hepatitis B.
Di Bisceglie AM, King WC, Lisker-Melman M, Khalili M, Belle SH, Feld JJ, Ghany MG, Janssen HLA, Lau D, Lee WM, Ling SC, Cooper S, Rosenthal P, Schwarz KB, Sterling RK, Teckman JH, Terrault N, Hepatitis B Research Network (HBRN).

Seroprevalence of anti-HEV antibodies in migrants hosted at one shelter in Sardinia.
Clemente MG, Mauceri C, Grandi N, Dettori M, Arras M, Raspa P, Secchi G, Manetti R, Piana A, Schwarz KB, Castiglia P, Antonucci R

Transient c-Src Suppression During Endodermal Commitment of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Results in Abnormal Profibrotic Cholangiocyte-Like Cells.
Chaudhari P, Tian L, Kim A, Zhu Q, Anders R, Schwarz KB, Sharkis S, Ye Z, Jang YY

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