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Faculty Physicians

Alan L. Schwartz, PhD, MD

The Harriet B. Spoehrer Professor and Chairman, Pediatrics
Professor, Developmental Biology
Pediatrician In-Chief, St Louis Children's Hospital

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Hematology
Pediatric Oncology

Board Certifications

Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Referral Information

Not Accepting New Patients

Areas of Clinical Interest

Pediatric hematology, sickle cell anemia, pediatric oncology, cancer, leukemia

  • Education



Fellowship: Hematology & Oncology, Children's Hospital Medical Center & Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 1979
Fellowship: Pediatric, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 1978
Residency: Internal Medicine, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 1978
Medical Degree: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 1976
Ph.D.: Pharmacology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 1974
B.A.: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 1970


For more information on Dr. Schwartz's research and publications, click here.

Areas of Research Interest

Dr. Schwartz's laboratory is focused on the cell and molecular biology of intracellular protein targeting and degradation.  He is studying the role of protein processing and degradation within the endosomal/lysosomal pathway and in the cytoplasm. A second area is the cell and molecular biology of receptor-mediated endocytosis and its regulation.