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Alan L. Schwartz, MD, PhD

Steering Board Member

Dr. Schwartz is the Alumni Endowed Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine. From 1995 to 2016 he served as Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and Pediatrician-in-Chief at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Schwartz received his Ph.D. (Pharmacology) and his M.D. from Case Western Reserve University.  He received research fellowship training in Helsinki, Finland, and Auckland, New Zealand, prior to his internship and residency at Children’s Hospital, Boston.  He received fellowship training in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Children’s Hospital, Boston, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and MIT. For over 35 years, Dr. Schwartz has focused his scholarly inquiries on the area of receptor biology and has published over 250 papers in the areas of cell and molecular biology of cell surface receptors and protein turnover.  He has received numerous honors, including the first Young Investigator Award from the Society for Pediatric Research and the E. Mead Johnson Award.  In 2014, he was President of the American Pediatric Society.  He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly: Institute of Medicine) of the National Academy of Sciences in 1999.