Dr Steven Schwartz UW coronavirus: Professor Stephen Schwartz dies

Dr Steven Schwartz UW death, obituary, funeral plan coronavirus: Beloved Stephen Schwartz, University of Washington’s Department of Pathology professor has died after being hospitalized with coronavirus.

Dr. Steven Schwartz UW coronavirus: Professor Stephen Schwartz dies

News about Dr. Steven Schwartz UW death was shared with faculty members in an e-mail from the interim chair of the department, Charles E. Alpers, on Wednesday that read:

“It is with extreme regret that I share with you the news that a member of our faculty, Professor Stephen Schwartz, died yesterday after being hospitalized with COVID-19 infection.

Steve had a distinguished career as an investigator in the field of vascular biology.

He is rightfully considered a giant amongst investigators of the biology of smooth muscle cells and the structure of blood vessels.

Dr Steven Schwartz UW death, obituary, funeral plan coronavirus:

Schwartz did his residency in the Department of Pathology from 1967-1972, and then was a postdoctoral trainee in the laboratory of Earl Benditt.

He joined the faculty as an assistant professor in 1973 and has been on the faculty since, becoming a full professor in 1984.

Schwartz was also was an adjunct professor in the Departments of Bioengineering and Medicine, “reflective of his many collaborative relationships with faculty and other departments in our medical school and in the world.

Schwartz was an investigator of the American Heart Association, a founding Chair of the Gordon Research Conference on vascular biology, a co-founder of the North American Vascular Biology Organization — the leading organization for investigation in vascular biology — and he chaired numerous meetings both national and international in the field of vascular biology, Alpers said.

University of Washington
Medical Center Box 356100
Seattle, WA 98195-6100

— Christine Clarridge

Please say a prayer for his grieving family and loved ones. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

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