A photo of Hamilton Schwartz.

Medical Director, Burnet Campus, Division of Emergency Medicine

Medical Director, Statline

Medical Director, Pediatric Transport Program

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Board Certified

My Biography & Research


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.

Clinical Interests

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

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Emergency Medicine

Research Divisions

Emergency Medicine

My Education

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.

My Publications

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.

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; et al. Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians Open. 2020.

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

Emergency Medical Services Utilization Is Associated With Community Deprivation in Children. Riney, LC; Brokamp, C; Beck, AF; Pomerantz, WJ; Schwartz, HP; Florin, TA. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2019; 23:225-232.

From the street to the ICU: a review of pediatric emergency medical services and critical care transport. Lee, SH; Schwartz, HP; Bigham, MT. Translational Pediatrics. 2018; 7:284-290.

Intubation Success in Critical Care Transport: A Multicenter Study. Reichert, RJ; Gothard, M; Gothard, MD; Schwartz, HP; Bigham, MT. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2018; 22:571-577.

Setting the Benchmark for the Ground and Air Medical Quality in Transport International Quality Improvement Collaborative. Aspiotes, CR; Gothard, MQ; Parrish, R; Schwartz, HP; Bigham, MT. Air Medical Journal. 2018; 37:244-248.

Interobserver Agreement in Pediatric Cervical Spine Injury Assessment Between Prehospital and Emergency Department Providers. Browne, LR; Schwartz, H; Ahmad, FA; Wallendorf, M; Kuppermann, N; Lerner, EB; Leonard, JC. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2017; 24:1501-1510.

Abstract 7: Mobilization Time Among Neonatal/Pediatric Transport Teams: The Ground and Air Medical Quality in Transport (GAMUT) Collaborative. McLean, J; Gothard, MD; Schwartz, HP; Parrish, PR; Bigham, MT. Air Med. 2017; 36.

Methods for Collecting Paired Observations From Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Department Providers for Pediatric Cervical Spine Injury Risk Factors. Ahmad, FA; Schwartz, H; Browne, LR; Lassa-Claxton, S; Wallendorf, M; Brooke Lerner, E; Kuppermann, N; Leonard, JC. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2017; 24:432-441.