Main areas of activity and interest include:
1. Apheresis - new indications based on evidence based medicine
2. Stem Cells - development of new applications for the use of Stem Cells (Autoimmune Diseases and Cardiac Diseases).
3. developing standards for cell therapy and blood banking – national and international
Director of the Transfusion Medicine Section, including the Blood Bank, Hemotherapy Unit and Cell Therapy Laboratory.
Schwartz J, Winters JL, Padmanabhan A, Balogun RA, Delaney M, Linenberger ML, Szczepiorkowski ZM, Williams ME, Wu Y, Shaz BH. Guidelines on the use of therapeutic apheresis in clinical practice-evidence-based approach from the writing committee of the american society for apheresis: the sixth special issue. J Clin Apher. 2013 Jul;28(3):145-284.
Shaz BH, Schwartz J, Winters JL. How we developed and use the American Society for Apheresis guidelines for therapeutic apheresis procedures. Transfusion. 2013 Nov 21. doi: 10.1111/trf.12499. [Epub ahead of print]
Pham HP, Rogoza K, Stotler B, Duffy D, Parker-Jones S, Ginzburg Y, Bhatia M, Cairo M, Schwartz J. Granulocyte Transfusion Therapy in Pediatric Patients After Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A 5-Year Single Tertiary Care Center Experience. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2012;34(8):e332-336.
Satwani P, Jin Z, Duffy D, Morris E, Bhatia M, Garvin JH, George D, Bradley MB, Harrison L, Petrillo K, Schwartz J, Foley S, Hawks R, Baxter-Lowe LA, Cairo MS. Transplantation-Related Mortality, Graft Failure, and Survival after Reduced-Toxicity Conditioning and Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in 100 Consecutive Pediatric Recipients. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2013;19(4):552-61.
Padmanabhan A, Reich-Slotky R, Jhang JS, Dael S, Crowder T, Colovai AI, Schwartz J. Use of the Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Parameter in Optimizing Timing of Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Harvest. Vox Sanguinis 2009;97:153-159.
Padmanabhan A, Ratner L, Jhang JS, Duong JK, Markowitz JS, Vasilescu VR, Crew RJ, Schwartz J. A Comparative Outcome analysis of ABO-incompatible and Positive Crossmatch Renal Transplantation: A Single Center Experience. Transplantation 2009; 87:1889-1896
Honors and Awards
MD cum laude2001
Grant from Lauri Strauss Leukemia Foundation
Committees , Council, and Professional Society Memberships
American Society of Hematology
American Association of Blood Banks
Foundation for the accreditation of cellular therapy American Society for Apheresis