To recognize Women’s History Month, we want to highlight a member of NASPGHAN who has made a significant impact on our field. Kathleen Schwarz, M.D. is currently Professor of Pediatrics Emerita at Johns Hopkins and Associate Physician Diplomate at UCSD/Rady Children’s. She is a past president of NASPGHAN as well as past president of the Federation of International Societies of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. She has been the recipient of the NASPGHAN Distinguished Service Award (2005) and the NASPGHAN Shwachman Award (2017) for major lifelong scientific contributions to the field of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.
Below are a few fun facts about Dr. Schwarz:
Name: Kathleen Schwarz, M.D.
Current position and institution: Professor of Pediatrics Emerita Johns Hopkins; Associate Physician Diplomate, UCSD/Rady Children’s
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Favorite GI disease: biliary atresia
Hobbies: riding, canoeing, hiking, reading
Favorite Vacation Spot: Boundary Waters of Northern Minnesota/Canada
Favorite Activist: Nelson Mandela
Book You Recommend: Moby Dick
Best Career Advice You’ve Received: from my husband Fritz:”Be a force to be reconciled with”