Drew Schwartz, MD, PhD

Drew Schwartz, MD, PhD, is a 3rd-year pediatric infectious disease fellow. Drew was born in New Jersey and grew up in Georgia, where he was a national champion equestrian. He earned his undergraduate degree with a double major in chemistry and biology from Duke University. He then matriculated at Washington University School of Medicine completing his MD/PhD in 2015. He trained in the laboratory of Scott Hultgren, PhD, studying the host and bacterial factors responsible for severe urinary tract infection. He then completed pediatric residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He is currently a pediatric infectious disease fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Gautam Dantas, PhD, studying the impact of antibiotic therapy on gut bacterial populations, bacterial bloodstream infection, and the development of antibiotic resistance. Drew is currently funded by a Pediatric Infectious Disease Society St. Jude Children’s Hospital fellowship in basic research. In Drew’s spare time, he bikes, rock climbs, plays basketball and spends time with his wife and westies, Peppermint and Dolly.