Drew Schwartz, MD, PhD

Drew Schwartz, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor in pediatric infectious diseases. 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 and infectious disease fellowship at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, performing research in the laboratory of Gautam Dantas, PhD. Dr. Schwartz is a physician-scientist studying the impact of antibiotic therapy on the gut microbiome and its connection to serious bacterial infections in infants (https://djschwartzlab.wustl.edu/).  In Drew’s spare time, he mountain bikes with his wife, plays basketball and board games, and spends time with his westie, CallaLily.