Kristy (Putnam) Schwartz, MD, MPH obtained her undergraduate degree at Cornell University and her medical degree at Pennsylvania State College of Medicine. She completed an emergency medicine residency at Maricopa Medical Center prior to completing a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at University of California San Diego. She is board-certified in both emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine, serving on staff at the UCSD Department of Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics and the Division of Emergency Medicine at Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego. She is the clerkship director for the Rady Children's Hospital Emergency Department residency rotation and a member of the Clinical Competency Committee for the pediatric emergency medicine fellowship.
Dr. Schwartz completed the American College of Emergency Medicine Teaching Fellowship in 2018, for which she was a Rady Children's Hospital Physician Development Fund award recipient. She has developed and implemented innovative curriculae for pediatric emergency medicine fellowship board review, Essential Pediatric Emergency Medicine for emergency medicine residents, and emergency medicine intern orientation. She recently entered the realm of podcasting, discussing upper and lower respiratory distress for emergency medical services.
Dr. Schwartz is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Medicine and a member of the ACEP Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee. Her research interests include pediatric emergency medicine and medical education. She is also a reviewer for the Journal of Emergency Medicine.
In her spare time, she enjoys water sports, hiking, off-the-map travel, and spending time with her husband, who is also an emergency medicine physician, and their 120 pound dog, Gus.