Randall M. Schwartz, MD
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 05/13/2022

Randall (Randy) Schwartz is a pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist at The Children’s Hospital of Oklahoma.  He is Board certified in general pediatrics, pediatric critical care medicine, general anesthesia and pediatric anesthesia.  As an aspiring musician, a career in medicine had not even made it onto his radar by the time he began his undergraduate degree in music at The New York University.  He discovered his true calling after being hospitalized himself due to an unanticipated illness which resulted in a course-correction to medical school.  His interest in caring for pediatric patients in general and those with congenital heart disease in particular dictated the early part of his training.  He first completed a residency in pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital of Cincinnati (2000-2003) followed by a fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at Dallas Children’s Hospital (2003-3006).  He spent the next five years in Columbus, Ohio at Nationwide Children’s Hospital as an attending physician in pediatric cardiac intensive care / critical care medicine where honed his understanding of the complexities of congenital heart disease. 

Desiring the ability to care for his patients before, during and after heart surgery, Dr. Schwartz returned to training in 2011.  He completed a residency in anesthesiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas followed by a one-year fellowship in pediatric anesthesia also at Dallas Children’s Hospital. 

Dr. Schwartz joined the Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia Team at the Children’s Hospital of Oklahoma in 2015 and cares for children of all ages as well as adults with congenital heart disease.  He continues to be actively involved as a consultant to both the pediatric intensive care unit and pediatric cardiac intensive care unit.  His clinical interests include ultrasound-guided vascular access, ventilator management, extracorporeal life-support and intra-operative transfusion management.  He is also the medical co-chair for the Code Blue Committee at The Children’s Hospital lending his experience in resuscitation and in situ medical simulation.

Most recently Dr. Schwartz was appointed as the interim section chief for pediatric anesthesia as well as the program director for the ACGME approved fellowship in pediatric anesthesia.

When not at work, Dr. Schwartz spends time with his wife and five children who have contributed to his unmatched happiness and premature baldness.  He continues to play music as a hobby and hopes to one day dust off his private pilot’s license and take to the skies.