John Schwartz, M.D.

Director MD/PhD Program, Professor of Medicine

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Room L-315

John H. Schwartz, M.D. is a Professor of Medicine and has been a member of the Renal Section at BUSM since 1977. In addition to teaching and conducting research, Dr. Schwartz also mentors physician scientists at GMS. Dr. Schwartz grew up in Fall River, Ma and attended BU for his undergraduate degree in Biology. As an undergraduate, Dr. Schwartz became interested in basic research and was involved in an NSF sponsorship program for undergraduates. He went on to earn his MD at the New York University School of Medicine. He then completed an internship-residency in Internal Medicine and a Post Doctoral Fellowship in Nephrology at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He trained in the laboratory of Dr. Philip Steinmetz at Harvard Medical School.  In 1971 he became a staff member of the renal unit at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, eventually acting as chief of the unit from 1973 to 1977. Dr. Schwartz has made research contributions in a number of areas including the cellular regulation of H+ transport in renal epithelia, coupling in excitable cells and pathogenesis of acute renal failure. His research is supported by grants from NIH.