September 11, 2008
Kathleen Schwarz, M.D., director of the Pediatric Liver Center at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, has been named president-elect of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hematology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN); the six-year term begins in November 2008, and includes two years as president (2010-1012). The society consists of more than 1400 pediatric gastroenterologists across the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico and Canada.
Professor of pediatrics in the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Johns Hopkins Children’s and medical director of its Pediatric Liver Transplant Program, Schwarz specializes in the care of children with biliary atresia, metabolic liver disorders, autoimmune liver disease and viral hepatitis B and C, and related research. A graduate of Washington University School of Medicine, she completed her residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine.
The clinician/researcher received NASPGHAN’s Distinguished Service Award in 2005 and, since 2001, has been listed among the Castle Connolly Top Doctors in America.