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Roy Schwartz

Roy Schwartz, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Department: Pediatrics

Specialties: Anesthesiology, Pediatrics


  • MD - Albany Medical College (1979)

Dr. Roy Schwartz is an attending pediatric anesthesiologist at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA. He is board certified in pediatrics and anesthesiology, with a special competence in critical care from the American Board of Anesthesiology.

He serves as director of the Department of Anesthesiology and medical director of the recovery room at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.


  • American Society of Anesthesiologists               
  • International Anesthesia Research Society
  • Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Philadelphia Pediatric Society

Clinical Services

Pediatric anesthesiology


  • Pediatrics - The New York Hospital (1982)
  • Anesthesiology - The New York Hospital (1984)


  • Pediatric Anesthesiology and Critical Care - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (1985)

Affiliated Hospitals

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Dr. Schwartz is an associate professor of anesthesia and pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine. He lectures on topics including:

  • Use and misuse of lateral neck x-rays
  • Electrical safety in the operating room
  • Anesthetic considerations for pediatric eye surgery
  • Massive transfusion
  • Liver transplant anesthesia
  • Anesthetic considerations for patients with congenital heart disease undergoing non-cardiac procedures
  • Anesthetic issues in patients with retroperitoneal tumors
  • Adult respiratory distress syndrome in pediatrics
  • Neurosurgical anesthesia in pediatrics
  • Anesthesia for the ex-premature infant


"Anesthetic management of a patient with double outlet right ventricle undergoing repair of a tracheo-esophageal fistula"
McClung H, Schwartz R
The Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, accepted for publication 2010.

"Anesthetic management of a patient with surgically corrected D-transposition of the great arteries undergoing laparoscopic pyloromyotomy"
McClung H, Schwartz R
The Internet Journal of Anesthesiology, Volume 24 Number 2, 2010

"Protocols associated with no mortality in 100 consecutive Fontan procedures"
Jacobs ML, Pelletier GJ, Pourmoghadam KK, Mesia CI, Madan M, Stern H, Schwartz R, Murphy JD
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 33(4):626-32, 2008

"Anesthetic Management of a Patient with Asystolic Spells: A Case Report"
Crowley KL, Rehman MA, Schwartz RE
J  Clin Anesth,16: 207-9, 2004

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is a primary academic campus of Drexel University College of Medicine. Its physicians are non-compensated members of the teaching faculty of Drexel University College of Medicine and its clinical practices are independent of Drexel University.

Contact Information

Department of Anesthesiology
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
160 East Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134