Stephen Schwartz (pathologist)

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Stephen Schwartz
DiedMarch 17, 2020 Edit this on Wikidata
Seattle Edit this on Wikidata
Educationdoctorate, Doctor of Medicine Edit this on Wikidata
Alma mater
  • Earl P. Benditt Award (2001) Edit this on Wikidata
Academic career

Stephen Schwartz (January 1, 1942 – March 17, 2020) was an American pathologist at the University of Washington. He researched vascular biology, investigating the structure of blood vessels and smooth muscle cells.[1] He died from complications brought on by COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in Seattle.


Schwartz received a BA in biology from Harvard University in 1963 and a Doctor of Medicine from Boston University in 1967.[2][3] He started a residency at the University of Washington in 1967, also receiving his Ph.D. in pathology from the institution in 1973.[1] He was the Associate Chief of Pathology at the United States Navy Medical Center from 1973 to 1974.[3]

At the University of Washington, he was an assistant professor of pathology from 1974 to 1979, an associate professor from 1979 to 1984, and then a full professor from 1984 until his death. He was an adjunct professor in the medicine and bioengineering departments. He helped found the North American Vascular Biology Organisation,[1] and create the Earl P. Benditt Award, which he received in 2001.[4]

Schwartz died from COVID-19 on March 17, 2020, at the age of 78.[1][5]


  1. ^ a b c d Connelly, Joel (March 18, 2020). "Longtime UW professor Steve Schwartz dies from COVID-19". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Archived from the original on April 3, 2020. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  2. ^ "Virus Claims University of Washington Pathology Professor". U.S. News & World Report. Associated Press. March 18, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Stephen M. Schwartz, MD, PhD | Faculty | UW Medicine Pathology". Retrieved March 19, 2020.
  4. ^ "Honoring Steve Schwartz". Retrieved March 19, 2020.
  5. ^ Long, Katherine (March 18, 2020). "UW pathologist Stephen Schwartz, 78, dies after COVID-19 hospitalization". The Seattle Times.