PA) - Eric D. Schwartz, MD, has been named Assistant
Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University
of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Dr. Schwartz earned a BA in History from Dartmouth College
and his MD from Johns Hopkins University. He completed
his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Jackson Memorial
Hospital in Miami and his fellowship in Neuroradiology
at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. From
1998-1999, Dr. Schwartz was a Voluntary Instructor of
Radiology at the University of Miami and, an Instructor
at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
His research focuses on the development of a non-invasive
MRI technique for imaging axon regeneration and neuroprotection
in the spinal cord following injury. He is also working
to develop and evaluate transplants designed to help
cure spinal cord injury. To pursue this research, he
has received sponsorship from the National Institutes
of Health and the American Society of Neuroradiology/Berlex.
Dr. Schwartz is certified by the American Board of Radiology
in Diagnostic Radiology and holds a Certificate of Added
Qualification (CAQ) in Neuroradiology. He is a senior
member of the American Society of Neuroradiology and
a member of the Society of Neuroscience, Radiological
Society of North America (RSNA), the Society for Molecular
Imaging, International Society for Magnetic Resonance
in Medicine and the American College of Radiology. He
also holds editorial positions with the American Journal
of Neuroradiology and Radiographics. Among his many
accolades, Dr. Schwartz has been elected to Phi Beta
Kappa, and has received an honorable mention from the
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Student Essay Contest, a Certificate
of Merit from RSNA, and an RSNA Research and Education
Foundation Roentgen Resident Research Award.
He was recently invited to lecture at a Johns Hopkins
Neuroradiology Review Course on the subject, "Anatomy
and Degenerative Disease of the Spine" and "Spine
Infections and Inflammation." Dr. Schwartz has
been published in peer-reviewed publications including
the Journal of Thoracic Imaging, American Journal
of Roentgenology, American Journal of Neuroradiology,
RSNA Electronic Journal, Foot and Ankle and Surgical
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