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Eugene J. Schweitzer, MD

Academic Title:


Primary Appointment:


Administrative Title:

Vice Chair, Information Services

Additional Title:

Associate Chair for Data Management, Department of Surgery


GSB 200

Phone (Primary):

UMMC: 410-328-5840 // Midtown: 443-552-2900

Phone (Secondary):

Dialysis access consults: UMMC 667-214-1592 // Midtown 443-552-2900

Education and Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Medicine, Newark, New Jersey, 1980

  • General Surgery Residency, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, 1980-1987

  • Research Fellow, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington, DC, 1982-1984

  • Multiorgan Transplant Fellow, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1990-1991
  • Masters Degree in Information Technology, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, Maryland, 2015


After completing my general surgery training and transplant fellowship, I came to the University of Maryland Baltimore in 1991 to work in the Division of Transplant Surgery.  Since then I have had the privilege of serving the patients of the Medical Center who have kidney disease and diabetes by providing them with kidney and pancreas transplants.  I have also had a surgical interest in creating and maintaining their hemodialysis vascular access fistulas and grafts.  My research has been in the area of clinical transplantation.  I have also had a strong interest in computer programming for many years, and have built several networked database applications to assist the medical and administrative staff in their efforts to stay organized and efficient.  I have truly felt honored to be a part of such an outstanding organization for so many years.

Highlighted Publications

  • Schweitzer EJ, Wilson J, Fox M, Fernandez-Vina M, Wiland A, Gutierrez M, Hunter J, Farney AC, Philosophe B, Colonna JO, Jarrell BE and Bartlett ST. A high PRA rescue protocol for crossmatch positive live donor kidney transplants.  Transplantation 2000; 70(10); 1531-1536.

  • Schweitzer EJ, Perencevich EN, Philosophe B, Bartlett SB. Estimated benefits of transplantation of kidneys from donors at increased risk for HIV or hepatitis C infection.  Am J Transplantation 2007; 7(6):1515-1525.

  • Schweitzer EJ.  Reconciliation of the cloud computing model with US federal electronic health record regulations.  J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2012 Mar-Apr;19(2):161-5.

  • Schweitzer EJ.  Hemodialysis Access Emergencies. Vascular Emergencies. Rogers RL, Scalea T, Wallis L, Geduld H eds. Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Clinical Specialty Details

Kidney transplantation

Pancreas transplantation

Hemodialysis access creation and revision

Pediatric kidney transplantation

Transplant ureteral reconstruction

Transplant renal artery reconstruction

Simultaneous bilateral nephrectomy with live donor kidney transplantation

Awards and Affiliations

2016       “Top Doctor” in specialty of Transplant: Kidney, Pancreas, Liver; Baltimore Magazine

2019       “Physician of the Year”, University of Maryland Medical Center