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Lauren Ende Schwartz, MD

Lauren Ende Schwartz, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Dr. Schwartz is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Pathology - Anatomic Pathology, 2012

Description of Clinical Expertise

Gynecological and Genitourinary Pathology

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital


International Society of Genitourinary Pathologists, International International Society of GYN Pathology, International Pathology Society of Philadelphia, Local Pennsylvania Association of Pathologists, Local United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Schwartz is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Priore SF, Schwartz LE, Epstein JI.: An expanded immunohistochemical profile of osteoclast-rich undifferentiated carcinoma of the urinary tract. Mod Pathol : 2018.

Mehr C and Schwartz L: Leading Introductory Slide Sessions in Surgical Pathology is a Valuable Career Development Tool for Upper Level Residents USCAP conference 2018 : 2018.

Makvandi M, Pantel A, Schwartz L, Schubert E, Xu K, Hsieh CJ, Hou C, Kim H, Weng CC, Winters H, Doot R, Farwell MD, Pryma DA, Greenberg RA, Mankoff DA, Simpkins F, Mach RH, Lin LL.: A PET imaging agent for evaluating PARP-1 expression in ovarian cancer J Clin Invest : 2018.

Maclean F, McKenney J, Hes O, Chia-Sui K, Ellis C, Turchini J, Smaratunga H, Jonathan Z, Bhattarai S, Ryan A, Bonert M, Leroy X, Kunju LP, Schwartz L, Williamson SR, Matsika A, Rao P, Divatia M, Guarch R, Algaba F, Brimo F, Agaimy A, Balancin M, da Cunha IW, Zhou M, Trpkov K, Gill A.: Expanding the Clinicopathological Spectrum of Succinate Dehydrogenase-Deficient Renal Cell Carcinoma: 42 Novel Tumors in 38 Patients USCAP 2018 : 2018.

Mehr CR, Obstfeld AE, Barrett AC, Montone KT, Schwartz LE.: Surgical Pathology Resident Rotation Restructuring at a Tertiary Care Academic Center Acad Pathol : 2017.

Gordetsky J, Sanfrancesco J, Epstein JI, Trevino K, Xu H, Osunkoya A, Xiao GQ, Kao CS, Unger P, Hashemi-Sadraei N, Albany C, Jorns JM, Lu DY, Matoso A, Rais-Bahrami S, Schwartz LE, Ulbright TM, Idrees MT.: Do Nonseminomatous Germ Cell Tumors of the Testis With Lymphovascular Invasion of the Spermatic Cord Merit Staging as pT3? Am J Surg Pathol 41 (10): 1397-1402,2017.

Labidi-Galy SI, Papp E, Hallberg D, Niknafs N, Adleff V, Noe M, Bhattacharya R, Novak M, Jones S, Phallen J, Hruban CA, Hirsch MS, Lin DI, Schwartz L, Maire CL, Tille JC, Bowden M, Ayhan A, Wood LD, Scharpf RB, Kurman R, Wang TL, Shih IM, Karchin R Drapkin R, Velculescu VE: High grade serous ovarian carcinoma originate in the fallopian tube. Nat Commun 8 (1): 2017.

Douglas G, Howitt BE, Schoolmeester JK, Schwartz L, Kos Z, Islam S, Djordjevic B, Parra-Herran C.: Architectural overlap between benign endocervix and pattern-A endocervical adenocarcinoma: Are all pattern-A tumors invasive? Pathol Res Pract : 2017.

McCleskey BC, Epstein JI, Albany C, Hashemi-Sadraei N, Idrees MT, Jorns JM, Lu DY, Matoso A, Rais-Bahrami S, Schwartz LE, Ulbright TM, Gordetsky J.: The significance of lymphovascular invasion of the spermatic cord in the absence of cord soft tissue invasion Arch Pathol Lab Med 6 (141): 824-829,2017.

Mehran Makvandi, Austin Pantel, Lauren E. Schwartz, Kuiying Xu, Chia-Ju Hsieh, Hyoung Kim, Shi-Hong Li, Robert Doot, Sharon Lee, Fiona Simpkins, Roger A. Greenberg, David A. Mankoff, Robert H. Mach, Lilie Lin: Exploring the significance of PARP-1 expression for therapy and clinical PET/CT imaging of PARP-1 in ovarian cancer Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research 58 : 2017.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Spruce Street
6 Founder, Room 6075

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-2699
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)