Evan S Schwarz, MD

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine


  • BA: University of Texas at Austin 2001
  • MD: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston 2005


  • Residency: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO 2009
  • Chief Resident: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO 2009
  • Fellowship: Toxicology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas 2011

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Medical Toxicology
  • Addiction Medicine

Honors and Awards

  • Resident board member of the Missouri College of Emergency Physicians, 2007-2008
  • Chief Resident Emergency Medicine Washington University, 2008-2009
  • Missouri State Medical Association Resident Fellow Division councilor, 2008
  • Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, 2012
  • American College of Emergency Physicians Teaching Fellowship, 2014-2015
  • WUSM Academic Medical Leadership Development Program, 2015
  • Advisory Dean in the Office of Student Affairs, 2015- Present
  • Vice president of the Missouri College of Emergency Physicians. 2016-2018
  • Board member of the American College of Medical Toxicology, 2016-present
  • Fellow of the American College of Medical Toxicology, 2017
  • President of the Missouri College of Emergency Physicians, 2018-2020
  • Board of Governors for ACEP’s Pain and Addiction Care in the Emergency Department

Recent Publications

Peer reviewed manuscripts

  1. Roth B, Schwarz ES, Feng S, Young AC. Good Outcomes despite High Urinary Arsenic Concentrations from Overdose with Crab Grass Killer. J Med Tox 2011.7(2):158-61.[PMID: 21318449]
  2. Young A, Schwarz E, Genevieve M, Obafemi A, Feng SY, Kane C, Kleinschmidt K. Cardiotoxicity Associated with the Synthetic Cannabinoid, K9, with Laboratory Confirmation. Am J Emerg Med 2012;30(7):e5-7.[PMID: 21802885]
  3. Forrester M, Schwarz ES, Kleinschmidt KC, Young AC. Synthetic Cannabinoid Exposures Reported to Texas Poison Centers. J Addict Dis 2011;30(4):351-358.[PMID:22026527]
  4. Horwitz DA, Schwarz ES, Scott MG, Lewis LM. Emergency Department Patients with Diabetes Have Better Glycemic Control when They have an Identifiable Primary Care Provider. Acad Emerg Med 2012;19(6):650-5.[PMID:22632540]
  5. Forrester M, Kleinschmidt KC, Schwarz ES, Young AC. Comparison of Synthetic Cannabinoid and Marijuana Exposures Reported to Poison Centers. Human and Experimental Toxicology 2012;31(10):1006-11.[PMID:22859662]
  6. Mullins ME, Schwarz ES. No need to change treatment of early presenting patients with acetaminophen overdose. Clin Tox 2012;50(1):78.[PMID:22115058]
  7. Mullins ME, Schwarz ES. Re: Remien et al. “Mathematical modeling of liver injury and dysfunction after acetaminophen overdose.” Hepatology 2012;56(6):2427-8. [PMID:22806570]
  8. Forrester M, Kleinschmidt KC, Schwarz ES, Young AC. Comparison of synthetic cannabinoid ingestions and inhalations reported to Texas Poison Centers. Journal of Addiction Medicine 2012. [in press]
  9. Young AC, Schwarz ES, Velez LI, Gardner M. Two cases of disseminated intravascular coagulation due to “bath salts” resulting in fatalities, with laboratory confirmation. Am J Emerg Med 2012. 2013 Feb;31(2):445.e3-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2012.05.032. Epub 2012 Aug 3.[PMID: 22867829]
  10. Schwarz ES, Chung WM, Wax PM, et al. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. Sodium azide poisoning at a restaurant – Dallas County, Texas, 2010. MMWR June 29, 2012;61(25):457-460 [PMID: 22739775]
  11. Abdelmalek D, Schwarz ES, Halcomb SE, Sampson C, Arroyo-Plasencia A, McCammon C, Stenger A, Krehbiel N, and Mullins ME. Life threatening diphenhydramine toxicity presenting with seizures and a wide complex tachycardia improved with intravenous fat emulsion. Am J Ther 2012. [epub ahead of print] [PMID:24096706]
  12. Schwarz ES, Mullins ME. Response to: “Introduction of an N-acetylcysteine weight-based dosing chart reduces prescription errors in the treatment of paracetamol poisoning. Emerg Med Australas. 2013;25(3):285-6. [PMID: 23759054]
  13. Schwarz ES, Cohn BG. Is Intravenous Acetylcysteine More Effective than Oral Administration for the Prevention of Hepatotoxicity in Acetaminophen Overdose? Ann Emerg Med. 2014;63(1):79-80. [PMID: 23927960]
  14. Liss DB, Paden MS, Schwarz ES, Mullins ME. What is the clinical significance of 5-oxoprline (pyroglutamic acid) in high anion gap metabolic acidosis following paracetamol (acetaminophen) exposure? ClinToxicol (Phila) 2013;51(9):817-27. 2013. [PMID:24111553]
  15. Schwarz ES, Chung WM, Wax PM, Kleinschmidt KC, Sharma K, Cantu G, Spargo E. Multiple Poisonings with Sodium Azide at a Local Restaurant. J Emerg Med 2014;46(4):491-494. [PMID: 24262061]
  16. Mullins ME, Schwarz ES. “Krokodil” is an urban legend and not a medical fact. Am J Med 2014;127(7):e25. [PMID:24970607]
  17. Schwarz ES, Arroyo AM, Mullins ME. Other Complications Following Lipid Emulsion Therapy. J Med Toxicol 2014;10(2):247-8. [PMID: 24639198]
  18. Schwarz ES, Thoelke M. Altered Mental Status and Hyperammonenemia after Overdose of Valproic Acid with Therapeutic Valproic Acid Concentrations. International Journal of Clinical Medicine 2014;5(10)[ID:2100587][ DOI: 10.4236/ijcm.2014.510075]
  19. Schwarz ES, Cohn BG. Is Dexamethasone as Effective as Prednisone or Prednisolone in the Management of Pediatric Asthma Exacerbations? Ann Emerg Med 2015;65(1):81-2.[PMID:24954577]
  20. Mullins ME, Schwarz ES, Dribben W, Halcomb SE, Arroyo-Plasencia A. Silibinin: Where is the Ethical Conundrum. Chest 2015;147(3):e105.[PMID:25732452]
  21. Watkins W, Schwarz ES, Arroyo-Plasencia AM, Mullins ME, on behalf of the ToxIC Investigators. The Use of Physostigmine by Toxicologists in Anticholinergic Toxicity. J Med Toxicol 2014.[Epub ahead of print][PMID: 25510306]
  22. Mullins M, Liss D, Schwarz E. Comment: severe anaphylactic reaction following Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab (Ovine) administration for copperhead snakebite. Ann Pharmacother 2015;49(4):496.[PMID25762655]
  23. Schwarz ES, Mullines ME. Paracetamol: Is all the concern valid. Ann Rheum Dis 2015 [epub ahead of print][PMID:25858642]

Invited Publications

  1. Critical Connections
    1. Need A Pressor but Don’t Really Want a Pressor…How ‘Bout Some Calcium? July 2013
    2. Snakes in the ED. Be Very Concerned…or Should You? June/July 2015
  2. Missouri College of Emergency Physicians EPIC
  3. Emergency Physicians Monthly Reviews
  4. Emergency Physicians Monthly Articles
  5. Editory for ACEP Now Opiod and Addiction Column
  6. Washington Manual Chapters in the 34th, 35Th, and 36th Editions
  7. Washington Manual of Emergency Medicine Chapter 79
  8. Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine and Board Review 3rd Edition Question Book, Chapters 55-61
  9. Schwarz ES. Therapeutic Approach to the Critically Poisoned Patient, Including GI Decontamination. Critical Care Toxicology, 2nd ed. SpringerMeteo.