Wayne State University

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Kendra Schwartz, M.D., M.S.P.H.
Professor, Full-time
(313) 577-0880

Dr. Schwartz participates in the Medical Education Department as a course director for the New Patient Population Physician course.

An accomplished epidemiologist, cancer researcher, medical educator and family physician, she previously served as director of the Introduction to the Patient Course (now Clinical Medicine 1 and 2) and the Family Medicine Clerkship. She has been a full professor with the School of Medicine and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute’s Population Studies and Disparities Research Program since 2005. During her career she has served as advisor and mentor to medical students, public health students and junior faculty. She received the WSU College Teaching Award in 1997, 2000 and 2003.

Dr. Schwartz also served as interim chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences from 2010 to 2011.


Dr. Schwartz's publications and current grants coming soon.


Primary Research Interests

  • Improvement of care of ambulatory patients
  • Addressing health disparities in primary care and cancer incidence and survival
  • Developing primary care research consortiums
Education Training
Courses Taught over the Last 2 Years
Medical Students, Years I and II:
Translational Medicine Small Group ( 4 sessions, 3 hours each)
Pathbiology Small Group


  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI BS, 1977
  • University of California, Los Angeles, CA MSPH, 1984
  • University of California, Los Angeles, CA MD, 1989

Training and Experience

  • Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI Family Practice Residency, 1989-1992
  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA Preventive Medicine Fellowship, 1994
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, MI Assistant Professor, 1992-1998
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, MI Associate Professor, 1998-present