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Hamilton P. Schwartz, MD

  • Medical Director, Burnet Campus, Division of Emergency Medicine
  • Medical Director, Statline
  • Medical Director, Pediatric Transport Program
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Hamilton Schwartz, MD, completed medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He then came to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center where he completed three years of pediatric training in 2002, and a 4th year as chief resident in 2003. Following his pediatric residency he entered the pediatric emergency medicine fellowship program at Cincinnati Children's. Upon completion of his pediatric emergency medicine fellowship in 2006, Dr. Schwartz joined the Division of Emergency Medicine as a fulltime faculty member.

In addition to being a fulltime faculty physician in the Emergency Department, Dr. Schwartz is the medical director of Statline, a division of the Cincinnati Children's Emergency Department which serves as the hospital's interface with EMS providers. Additionally, Dr. Schwartz is the medical director of the Critical Care Transport Team at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Schwartz received an appointment from Ohio Governor Ted Strictland in 2007, to the Ohio Medical Transportation Board. He is also an elected member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Transport Medicine.

BA: Brown University, Providence, RI, 1995.

MD: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 1999.

Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1999-2002.

Chief Resident: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2002-2003.

Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2003-2006.

Certifications: American Board of Pediatrics: Pediatrics, 2002; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2006.


Better handling the care of children in the local emergency medical services community

Services and Specialties

Emergency Medicine

Research Areas

Emergency Medicine


A Dedicated Outpatient Pharmacy Improves Access to Discharge Medications in a Pediatric Emergency Department: A Quality Improvement Study. Choi, JH; Barrett, MC; Michel, N; Bouvay, K; Schwartz, H; Vukovic, AA. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2024; 83:552-561.

Impact of Prehospital Pain Management on Emergency Department Management of Injured Children. Harris, MI; Adelgais, KM; Linakis, SW; Magill, CF; Brazauskas, R; Shah, MI; Nishijima, DK; Lowe, GS; Chadha, K; Chang, TP; Schwartz, HP; Gaither, JB; Studnek, JR; Browne, LR. Prehospital Emergency Care (Edición Española). 2023; 27:1-9.

Impact of Race and Ethnicity on Emergency Medical Services Administration of Opioid Pain Medications for Injured Children. Nishijima, DK; Tancredi, DJ; Adelgais, KM; Chadha, K; Chang, TP; Harris, MI; Leonard, JC; Lerner, EB; Linakis, SW; Lowe, GS; Magill, CF; Schwartz, HP; Shah, MI; Browne, LR. The Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2023; 64:55-61.

Improving Administration of Prehospital Corticosteroids for Pediatric Asthma. Riney, LC; Schwartz, H; Murtagh Kurowski, E; Collett, L; Florin, TA. Pediatric Quality and Safety. 2021; 6:e410.

Prehospital Factors Associated With Cervical Spine Injury in Pediatric Blunt Trauma Patients. Browne, LR; Ahmad, FA; Schwartz, H; Wallendorf, M; Kuppermann, N; Lerner, EB; Leonard, JC. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2021; 28:553-561.

The impact of public health interventions on critical illness in the pediatric emergency department during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Dean, P; Zhang, Y; Frey, M; Shah, A; Edmunds, K; Boyd, S; Schwartz, H; Frey, T; Stalets, E; Schaffzin, J; Vukovic, AA; Reeves, S; Masur, T; Kerrey, B. Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians Open. 2020; 1:1542-1551.

Plug and Play: Mechanical Ventilation Utilization During Critical Care Transport of Patients with Advanced Airway. Aspiotes, C; Bigham, MT; Gothard, MD; Schwartz, HP. Pediatrics. 2019; 144:882.

Cervical Spine Injury Risk Factors in Children With Blunt Trauma. Leonard, JC; Browne, LR; Ahmad, FA; Schwartz, H; Wallendorf, M; Leonard, JR; Brooke Lerner, E; Kuppermann, N. Pediatrics. 2019; 144:e20183221.

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