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Adam J Schwarz, MD

(714) 509-8620

Critical Care

Board Certified:
Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine


Dr. Schwarz is on staff at CHOC Children's Hospital & CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital

CHOC Children's Specialists
1201 W La Veta
Orange, CA 92868
phone: (714) 509-8620
fax: (714) 509-4072
map & directions

CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital
27700 Medical Center Rd
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital
1 Hoag Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Physician / Researcher Bio

Adam Schwarz, M.D. specializes in pediatric critical care medicine. He is board certified in both pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine. Dr. Schwarz completed a combined Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship at Harbor-UCLA, Children's Hospital of Orange County & King/Drew Medical Center. He received his medical training at Stanford University School of Medicine and completed both his internship and residency at Stanford University Hospital. Dr. Schwarz previously served as the Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, University of Kansas, and as an intensivist at Phoenix Children's Hospital. In 2007, he published Blueprints Pocket Pediatric ICU. Dr. Schwarz is fluent in Spanish, French and Malay/Indonesian.

Administrative Appointments

  • Critical Care, CHOC Children's Specialists

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatrics
    UC Irvine School of Medicine


  • Medical School
    Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Residency
    Stanford University Hospital
  • Fellowship
    Combined Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship at Harbor-UCLA, CHOC Children’s Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics
  • Emergency Medicine
    American Board of Emergency Medicine

Published Works

Schwarz AJ, Lieh-Lai MW. Status Asthmaticus. eMedicine (serial online). 2011. Available at:

Schwarz AJ. Pediatric Shock. eMedicine [serial online]. 2011. Available at:

Lectures and Presentations

  • "Therapeutic Hypothermia in Children"
  • "Influenza and Severe ARDS"

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UC Irvine

CHOC Children's is affiliated with the UC Irvine School of Medicine