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Aaron L. Schwartz, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Attending Physician, Crescenz VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Core Investigator, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP), Crescenz VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Department: Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Contact information
Medical Ethics and Health Policy Department
1130 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
BA (Economics and Biology)
Swarthmore College, 2009.
PhD (Health Policy, Concentration in Economics)
Harvard University, 2015.
Harvard Medical School, 2017.
Post-Graduate Training
Resident, Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2017-2020.
American Board of Internal Medicine Certification, 2020.
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Selected Publications

Brooke McCormick (Podcast host); Schwartz AL, Parikh R: Examining Low-Value Cancer Care Trends Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic (Podcast). Managed Care Cast April 2024 Notes: https://www.ajmc.com/view/examining-low-value-cancer-care-trends-amidst-the-covid-19-pandemic.

Parikh RB, Civelek Y, Ozluk P, Debono D, Fisch MJ, Sylwestrzak G, Bekelman JE, Schwartz AL: Trends in low-value cancer care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Journal of Managed Care 30(4): 186- 190, Apr 2024.

Gupta R, Fein J, Newhouse JP, Schwartz AL: Comparison of prior authorization across insurers: cross sectional evidence from Medicare Advantage. BMJ 7(384): e077797, Mar 2024.

Sun LH, Deily ME: Researchers Incensed over CMS Data Access Change (Interview). Washington Post Feb 2024 Notes: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/02/13/cdc-plans-loosen-covid-isolation-guidance/

Monaco K: Can a Common Diabetes Drug Turn Patients' Urine Into Alcohol? Case study highlights importance of proper urine sample storage. MedPage Today Interview Feb 2024 Notes: https://www.medpagetoday.com/primarycare/diabetes/108630.

Schwartz A: SGLT2 Inhibitors and False Positive Toxicology Tests. New England Journal of Medicine 390(6): 573-574, Feb 2024.

Friedman AB, Singer MR, Blanton KL, Goldfarb CN, Lawal T, Bartz D, Schwartz AL: Information About Provision of Abortion on U.S. Hospital Websites: A Cross-Sectional Analysis. Annals of Internal Medicine 176(10): 1434-1436, Oct 2023.

Riddle K, : Patients Struggle to Navigate Abortion with Changing Laws and Provider Confusion (Interview). NPR/WHYY/PBS Oct 2023 Notes: https://www.npr.org/2023/10/25/1208577441/patients-struggle-to-navigate-abortion-with-changing-laws-and-provider-confusion.

Schwartz AL, Kim S, Navathe AS, Gupta A: "Growth of Medicare Advantage after Benchmark Payment Reductions: A Difference-in-Difference Analysis of Affordable Care Act Reforms." (Podium Presentation). Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, Seattle, WA Jun 2023.

Schwartz AL, Kim S, Navathe AS, Gupta A: Growth of Medicare Advantage After Plan Payment Reductions. JAMA Health Forum 4(6): e231744, Jun 2023.

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