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Jonathan Schwartz

  • ADJUNCT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology
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  • Hematology

  • Medical Oncology

  • American Board of Internal Medicine


  • MD, Washington University

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Fellowship, Hematology/Oncology
    New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center


Dr. Schwartz's research involves clinical and translational investigations in gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary malignancies, with emphasis on growth-factor-receptor and cytokine inhibition. As part of his current clinical research he is:\r\n

  • Principal Investigator on a multicenter trial utilizing bevacizumab (Avastin; anti-VEGF) in unresectable hepatocellular cancer.
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  • Principal Investigator at Mount Sinai for a clinical trial utilizing gemcitabine and thalidomide for pancreatic cancer.
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  • Principal Investigator at Mount Sinai for a clinical trial investigating triapine and gemcitabine for biliary tract cancers.\r\n
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  • Other studies assessing the role of cytokine upregulation and abnormal gene expression in hepatocellular cancer are underway.\r\n
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Smith LG, Schwartz JD. Disproportionate Use of MEDLINE Searches by Housestaff. Acad Med 1997; 72: 160-161.

Schwartz JD, Simantov R. Thrombosis and Malignancy: Pathogenesis and Prevention. In Vivo 1998; 12: 619-624.

Zhang YJ, Weksler BB, Wang LY, Schwartz JD, Santella RM. Immunohistochemical Detection of Polyaromatic Hydrocarbon - DNA Damage in Human Blood Vessels of Smokers and Non-Smokers. Atherosclerosis 1998; 140: 325-331.

Schwartz JD. Our Ship of Death: Facing Death in Twentieth Century Literature. Pharos 1999; 62: 16-19.

Schwartz JD, Howard W, Scadden DT. Potential Interaction of Anti-Retroviral Therapy with Paclitaxel in Patients with HIV-Related Kaposi's Sarcoma. AIDS 1999; 13: 283-284.

Schwartz JD, Schwartz M, Mandeli J, Sung M. Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Therapy for Resectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Review of the Randomised Clinical Trials. Lancet Oncology 2002; 3: 593-603.

Roayaie S, Schwartz JD, Emre S, Schwartz M. Recurrence of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Following Orthotopic Liver Transplantation. Liver Transplantation 2004; 10: 534-540.

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