Mary Schwartz

University of Florida


Mary Schwartz was born and raised in the Miami area and has worked in neonatology for more than 30 years and has countless relationships with everyone in the South Florida area who practices neonatology. After graduating from the University of Florida at the top of her class from the College of Nursing Ms. Schwartz went on to pursue her life long goal of becoming a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Her interests in the field of nursing include many different areas of specialization. Her career continued here in Miami at the original Variety Children's Hospital during the 1970's where she held many different important roles such as Head Nurse and the On-call Transport Team. Being able to share her acquired knowledge with other local health care providers encouraged Mary to take on the role of Nurse Clinician. Teaching and educating both patients, parents and other clinical staff gave Mary much personal reward. Having the ability to teach individuals and help them better understand their health allowed her to truly make a difference in the lives of many South Florida families through the years.  

Her professional organizations include The Academy of Neonatal Nursing, Florida Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, Phi Kappa Phi and U. of F. chapter just to name a few. Mary has spent much of time volunteering around Miami in many different areas.

Her presentations are many and she enjoys speaking publicly on the latest innovations pertaining to Neonatology. Some of her presentations focused on neonatal nutrition, temperature regulation. Mary has published articles on "Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury'" The Vermont-Oxford Trials Network: Very Low Birth Weight Outcomes for 1990 and Neonatal Pain Assessment. The patients and family members who have had the opportunity to come into contact with Mary all comment on her positive attitude and bright smile.  Mary is a valued member of the South Dade Neonatology Team. Her most important role according to Mary is as a 'Mother' and recently a new 'Grandmother.'


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