Sarah J. Swartz, MD

Department or Service

Location

  • Texas Medical Center

Specialty

Kidney (Renal)

Phone: 832-824-3800
Fax: 832-825-9330

Contact Information

6701 Fannin Street
11th Floor
Houston, TX 77030
United States
Texas

Medical Director of Dialysis

Texas Children's Hospital


Assistant Professor, Renal Section, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

Education

School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Pediatric Nephrology 2008
Baylor College of Medicine residency Pediatrics 2005
Baylor College of Medicine internship Pediatrics 2003
Baylor College of Medicine medical school Doctor of Medicine 2002

About

Dr. Swartz provides care for children with all types of kidney disease and conditions including chronic kidney disease, end stage renal disease, dialysis, transplantation, renal failure from other diseases, nephrotic syndrome, kidney and urinary anomalies, and hypertension. As Medical Director of the Dialysis Unit, she focuses on providing comprehensive and individualized care centered not only on the medical aspects of care but also on the child’s development and growth. She is dedicated to provide the highest possible quality of care to children requiring dialysis. To this end she has developed multiple quality improvement initiatives for children with ESRD. Nationally, she is involved in the Children's Hospital Association Standardizing Care to Improve Outcomes in Pediatric ESRD (SCOPE) Collaborative, whose goal is to improve care and reduce infection rates in children on peritoneal and hemodialysis. She is also engaged on a national health care policy level advocating for pediatric patients with renal disease.

Clinical Interests:

• End Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD)

• Hemodialysis

• Peritoneal dialysis

Research Interests:

• Dialysis access

• Outcomes in Pediatric End Stage Kidney Disease ESKD

• Mid-aortic syndrome

• Clinical trials in chronic kidney disease (CKD)

Organization

Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member, Section of Nephrology
American Society of Hypertension Member
American Society of Nephrology Member
American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Public Policy Committee (Co-Chair 2012-2015); Liaison to Renal Physicians Association
Children's Hospital Association Site-PI, Standardizing Care to Improve Outcomes in Pediatric ESRD (SCOPE) Collaborative
International Pediatric Nephrology Association Member
International Society of Nephrology Member
John E. Lewy Foundation for Children’s Health Advocacy Scholar & Clinical Liaison
National Renal Administrators Association Member
Renal Physician Association Member

Selected Publications

Opina AD, Qureshi AM, Brewer E, Elenberg E, Swartz S, Michael M, Justino H. Intra-procedural continuous dialysis to facilitate interventional catheterization in pediatric patients with severe renal failure. Catheterization Cardiovascular Interventions 90(5):784-9, PubMed PMID: 28699323, 2017.

Chand DH, Swartz S, Tuchman S, Valentini RP, Somers MJ. Dialysis in Children and Adolescents: The Pediatric Nephrology Perspective. American Journal of Kidney Diseases 69(2):278-286. PubMed PMID: 27940060, 2017.

Wu X, Vega M, Swartz SJ, Michael M. Milky appearance of peritoneal fluid in a neonate on peritoneal dialysis due to end-stage renal disease: Question and Answers. Pediatric Nephrology 33(1)71-76. PubMed PMIDs: 28283761, 28283762, 2017.

Brewer ED, Swartz SJ. Evaluation of hypertension in childhood diseases. In: Pediatric Nephrology (Avner ED, Harmon WE, Niaudet P, Yoshikawa N, Emma F, Goldstein SL, eds). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer Publishing, 7th edition, pp1997-2022, ISBN 978-3-662-43595-3, 2016.

Schnaper HW, Schubert K, Perlman SA, Clark SL, Hains DS, Roach JL, Swartz SJ, et al. Training the Next Generation of Pediatric Nephrology Advocates: The John E Lewy Foundation Advocacy Scholars Program. Journal of Pediatrics 166(2):218-9.e1. PubMed PMID: 2562050.

ViiCTR Profile: 

Brewer ED, Swartz SJ. Evaluation of hypertension in childhood diseases. In: Pediatric Nephrology (Avner ED, Harmon WE, Niaudet P, Yoshikawa N, Emma F, Goldstein SL, eds). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer Publishing, 7th edition, pp1997-2022, ISBN 978-3-662-43595-3, 2016.

Schnaper HW, Schubert K, Perlman SA, Clark SL, Hains DS, Roach JL, Swartz SJ, et al. Training the Next Generation of Pediatric Nephrology Advocates: The John E Lewy Foundation Advocacy Scholars Program. Journal of Pediatrics. 166(2):218-9.e1. PubMed PMID: 2562050.

ViiCTR Profile: https://profiles.viictr.org/display/BCM/sarah-swartz