Drew J. Schwartz, MD, PhD
Medical School: Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Residency: St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Scholarly project: Antibiotic effects on neonatal microbiome and immune development (Gautam Dantas, PhD)
PIDS-St. Jude Fellowship Award (2017-2020)
Favorite microbe: Enterobacter cloacae
Why I chose Infectious Diseases: I love thinking about all of the different organisms that belong (or DON’T) in different body sites and the balance between host-pathogen warfare and the fostering of mutualism between host and microbe.
What I love about Washington University: The ample research opportunities in both basic and clinical research, the collegial nature of all the faculty, and the amazing breadth and depth of infections we see.