Edward M. Schwarz, Ph.D.

Edward M. Schwarz, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 665
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

Patient Care Bio

Dr. Edward Schwarz is the Burton Professor of Orthopaedics and Director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Research at the University of Rochester Medical Center, in Rochester, NY. His laboratory focuses on inflammatory bone loss, such as that seen in rheumatoid arthritis, infections, tumor metastasis and wear debris-induced osteolysis around loose prosthetic implants.



Dr. Schwarz is also a leader in orthopaedic biologic therapy and stem cell research, for which his lab has developed a novel passive immunization for MRSA and revitalizing allograft approaches for bone and tendon regeneration.

Dr. Schwarz's lab is also interested in developing translational in vivo imaging outcome measures include near infrared imaging of lymphatic flow to detect arthritic flare, and cone beam CT to assess bone healing in patients with orthopaedic implants. More recently, Dr. Schwarz's lab has combined these biologic therapy technologies and outcome measures with biocompatible carriers and stem cells to generate novel tissue engineering constructs for bone, cartilage, ligament and tendon.

Awards & Honors (Local)

J.R. Neff Award, Musculoskeletal Research Foundation 2007
Orthopaedic Research Society's Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award 2005
Orthopaedic Research Society's Harris Award 2003
New Investigator Research Award, The Association of Bone & Joint Surgeons . 1999
University of Rochester Nominee for the Sinshimmer Award. 1999
University of Rochester Nominee for the Elison Award. 1999

Current Appointments

Director - Center for Musculoskeletal Research - Primary Administrative
Professor - Department of Orthopaedics, Center for Musculoskeletal Research (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Biomedical Engineering (SMD)
Professor - Department of Medicine, Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology (SMD)
Professor - Department of Microbiology and Immunology (SMD)
Professor - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (SMD)
Professor - Department of Urology (SMD)

Education

PhD | Immunology, All Other | Einstein College Medicine1993
MA | Immunology, All Other | Einstein College Medicine1990
BS | Biology | Worcester Polytech Inst1988

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Laboratory of Inder M. Verma, Ph.D., Laboratory of Genetics The Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, Concentrations: Gene Therapy, NFkB Signal, Transduction, Transgenic Mice. 1997
Training - Pre-doctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Barry R. Bloom, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 1993
Training - Summer Student - Laboratory of Carl Shilkraut, Ph.D., Department of Cell Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 0
Training - Undergraduate Research Laboratory of Donald J. Tipper, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 1988
Training - Summer Student - Laboratory of Fritz Herz, Ph.D., Department of Pathology, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York 0