Cindy L Schwartz, MD

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Pediatrics
Children’s Wisconsin since 2017
  • Pediatric cancer specialist and the Rebecca Jean Slye Chair in Oncology, Children's Wisconsin
  • Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin




Cindy Schwartz, MD, MPH, is an accomplished oncologist who brings 35 years of experience, passion and expertise in the areas of Hodgkin lymphoma, osteosarcoma and childhood cancer survivorship. Her national leadership in these areas is reflected in her significant clinical trials experience, and her development of long-term survivorship programs at several institutions.

She was trained in pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and received her medical degree from Brown University Program in Medicine. Most recently, she was division head and chair of Pediatrics, ad interim, and director of Clinical and Translational Research in Pediatrics at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Schwartz came to Children’s Wisconsin because of the focus – on every level – on children’s health and the expertise of the outstandingly committed faculty. She looks forward to serving patients and to continuing to lead cutting-edge research that can transform the approach to treatment of cancer in children.  


  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Pediatrics

Education and Awards


  • 1979, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, MD


  • 1982, Johns Hopkins Hospital - Pediatrics


  • 1985, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Ped Hem/Onc


National elected/appointed leadership and committee positions

  • 2015-Present Member, Data Safety Monitoring Board, St. Jude Children’s Wisconsin, Memphis TN
  • 2014-Present, Member, Institutional Performance Monitoring Committee, Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
  • 2013-Present-Member, Steering Committee, Hematology Oncology Discipline, Children’s Oncology
  • 2002-Present Chair, Data Safety Monitoring Board, NANT-Novel Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy
  • 2001-Present Member, Steering Committee, Hodgkin Lymphoma, Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
  • 2000-Present Member, Steering Committee, Bone Tumor, Children’s Oncology Group (COG) 


  • 2013-Present Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology

Journal Review

  • 1989-Present Cancer
  • 1990-Present Journal of Clinical Oncology
  • 1990-Present American Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Research and publications