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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Steven Schwartz, MD, FRCPC

The Hospital for Sick Children
Head, Division of Cardiac Critical Care
Critical Care Medicine

Staff Physician

Division Head, Cardiac Critical Care
Labatt Family Heart Centre

Research Institute
Senior Associate Scientist
Translational Medicine

University of Toronto
Critical Care Medicine and Paediatrics

Phone: 416-813-7654 Ext. 202766
Fax: 416-813-7299
Email: steven.schwartz@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Sheila Mondonedo
Alternate Email: sheila.mondonedo@sickkids.ca

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Cardiac Critical Care

Brief Biography

Dr. Schwartz received his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and went on to complete internship and residency in pediatrics at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children (Temple University) in Philadelphia, fellowship in pediatric cardiology at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital (The University of Michigan) in Ann Arbor, Michigan and fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at Children’s Hospital (Harvard University) in Boston, Massachusetts. During this time, he also completed a Masters of Science at the University of Michigan School Of Public Health in Biostatistics and Clinical Research Design. Dr. Schwartz was appointed to the faculty of the University of Cincinnati School Of Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in 1996 in the Divisions of Cardiology and Molecular Cardiovascular Biology and served as Co-Director of Cardiac Intensive Care for almost 10 years. 

He joined the medical staff at The Hospital for Sick Children in January 2006 as Head of the Division of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Schwartz has authored or co-authored numerous papers and book chapters on clinical care and underlying mechanisms of cardiac dysfunction in critically ill infants and children with congenital heart disease and is a frequent speaker at national and international meetings. His current research involves the effects of cardiopulmonary bypass on metabolism and cardiac function and using continuously captured physiologic data to predict long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes after pediatric heart surgery. Dr. Schwartz is one of the SickKids Primary Investigators for the NIH sponsored Pediatric Heart Network. This network conducts major multicenter research and trials focused on pediatric heart disease.

 Dr. Schwartz’s academic serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium (PC4) and the Board of Directors of the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society (PCICS). Dr. Schwartz holds certification by the American Board of Pediatrics in both Critical Care Medicine and Cardiology.


Research Interests

  • Cardiopulmonary bypass
  • Pediatric Heart Diseases, Pediatric critical care
  • Single Ventricle
  • Post-operative care for cardiac patients
  • Pediatric Heart Failure

Research, Education and Clinical Hub: