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Steven J. Schwartz, MD

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Clinical Associate Professor

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Additional Title:

Chairman of Adult Critical Care


University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

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Dr. Schwartz returned to Maryland after seven years at Johns Hopkins where he Attended in the Burn Unit and Surgical Critical Care Unit as well as functioning as the Medical Director of the Preoperative Evaluation Center.

With a special interest in teaching both in the classroom and at the bedside he was awarded by being inducted in the Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence. With the majority of research directed towards End of Life Care and Medical Ethics the focus of recent publications has been directed towards Palliative Care in the Critical Care Setting and the education of physicians in end of life care.

Research/Clinical Keywords

trauma, critical care, complex post operative surgery, septic shock, multisystem organ failure, burns

Highlighted Publications

Inhalation Injuries, The ICU Director, Pediatric Burns Cambria Press

Surgery Review LWW, Critical Care Ethics – A Practical Guide

Anesthesia and Uncommon Diseases – Elsevier Press

Stories at the End of Life, American College of Chest Physicians

Hospital Practice Journal, End of Life, A Christmas Story

Research Interests

Nationally recognized in Ethics and End of Life Care. The trauma and burn patient in the critical care setting as well as the septic shock patient.