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Kevin Richard Schwartz, MD

  • Attending Physican, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Attending Physician, Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine



Emergency Medicine


Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Pediatric emergency medicine
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Pediatric Global Health
  • Emergency medicine
Medical Education
  • MD, UMASS Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Boston Medical Center|Fellowship, Hasbro Children's Hospital/Lifespan
Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Kevin Schwartz, MD, is a Pediatric Hospitalist and Pediatric Emergency Medicine attending at MGHfC. Dr. Schwartz’s research interests include capacity-building in pediatric emergency medicine and pediatric oncology care in low-income countries, particularly sub-Saharan Africa. He has multiple peer-reviewed publications on innovative training curricula in low-income countries.  His current research focuses on improving supportive care for pediatric oncology patients in Uganda and technological innovations for the diagnosis of anemia and pneumonia in low-income settings.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Schwartz's research interests are in capacity-building in pediatric emergency medicine and pediatric oncology care in low-income countries, particularly sub-Saharan Africa.  He has a number of peer reviewed publications regarding innovative training curricula for providers in low-income country settings and his current research is focused on the improvement of supportive care for pediatric oncology patients. 


Original Research:

  • Lambrechts SA, Schwartz KR. Photodynamic inactivation of fibroblasts by a cationic porphyrin. Lasers Med Sci 2005; 20(2): 62-6
  • Schwartz KR, Vinci R. Imported pediatric malaria presenting to an urban pediatric emergency department: a case series. Ped Emerg Care 2012; 28(12): 1385-1388
  • Schwartz KR, Prentiss KA. Simulation in pre-departure training for residents planning clinical work in low-income countries. West J Emerg Med 2015; 16(7): 1166-1172
  • Schwartz KR, Fredricks K, Al Tawil Z, Kandler T, Odenyo SA, Imbamba J, Nelson BD, Burke TF. An innovative safe anesthesia and analgesia package for emergency pediatric procedures and surgeries when no anesthetist is available. Int J Emerg Med 2016; 9(1): 16


  • Schwartz KR, Rubinstein M. Hemophilia and von Willebrand Disease in Children: Emergency Department Evaluation and Management. Emerg Med Practice 2015; 12(9): 1-24 

Clinical Communications:

  • Cohen E, Truntzer J, Klinge S, Schwartz K, Schiller J. Acute pediatric leg compartment syndrome in chronic myeloid leukemia. Orthopedics 2014; 37(11): e 1036-e1039
  • Schwartz KR, El Saleeby CM, Nimkin K, Friedmann AM, Moon A, Zukerberg LR. Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital, Case 11-2016: A 12-Year-Old Boy with Malaise, Fevers and Abdominal Pain. New Engl J Med 2016; 374: 1466-1476


Pediatric Emergency Services
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-3290
Fax: 617-724-0917
Pediatric Hospitalist Program
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-2000
Fax: 617-643-8343

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