Photo of Kristy Putnam Schwartz, M.D., M.P.H.


Emergency Medicine/Urgent Care


San Diego County

3020 Children's Way
MC 5075
San Diego, CA 92123


Emergency Medicine/Urgent Care


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

Pennsylvania State University


Marian Medical Center, Maricopa Medical Center


Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

Board Certifications

Emergency Medicine/Urgent Care, Pediatric Emergency Medicine




Dr. Kristy Schwartz is a board-certified emergency physician at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and faculty member in the UC San Diego Department of Pediatrics, subspecializing in pediatric emergency medicine.

She earned her medical degree at Pennsylvania State University and completed her residency in emergency medicine at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix. Dr. Putnam earned her master's in public health from Columbia University in New York City. She completed fellowship training in pediatric emergency medicine at Rady Children's. During training, Dr. Putnam served as an educator for EMS and flight crews in Arizona, as well as an emergency ultrasound instructor. She also led a team of HIV educators in Akatsi, Ghana.

Dr. Putnam's clinical and research interests include bedside clinical education, pediatric fractures and traumatic injuries. She has lectured on numerous emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine-related topics on local, regional and international levels. She has also written chapters for textbooks on emergency medicine topics affecting children and adults.

When not working, Dr. Putnam enjoys hiking, traveling, outdoor adventures and spending time with her significant other, who is also an emergency medicine physician.


Success Rates for Reduction of Pediatric Distal Radius and Ulna Fractures by Emergency Physicians.
Putnam K, Kaye B, Timmons Z, Wade Shrader M, Bulloch B

Single breath counting for the evaluation of pediatric respiratory function: derivation of a "normogram".
Kass LE, Putnam K

See the full listing of this physician's publications on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

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