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Christine Schmotzer

Christine Schmotzer

Assistant Professor (216) 844-0399 (o)

Dr. Christine Schmotzer earned her B.A. in Biochemistry and Chemistry from Case Western Reserve University in 1999 and remained at CWRU to earn her M.D. in 2004. She completed her residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology as well as a Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2009, Dr. Schmotzer joined University Hospitals Case Medical Center as Director of Clinical Chemistry where she oversees the chemistry core laboratory and special chemistry sections. She is also serves as Medical Director of the University Hospitals Translational Laboratory and has an academic appointment of Assistant Professor of Pathology at Case Western Reserve University.

Areas of Interest

Laboratory test utilization, pediatric laboratory medicine, laboratory medicine education (residents, medical students, and general public).


Schmotzer CL and Zhou L. Risk of false positive Hepatitis C Virus RNA due to sample to sample carryover on an automated hematology analyzer. Clin Chem Lab Med 2012, Jul 6.

Wojewoda C, Spahlinger T, Harmon ML, Schnellinger B, Li Q, Dejelo C, Schmotzer CL, Zhou L. Comparison of Roche Cobas AmpliPrep/Cobas TaqMan HIV-1 Test version 2.0 (CAP/CTM v2.0) with other Real-time PCR Assays in HIV-1 Monitoring and Follow-up of Low-level Viral Loads. J Virol Meth, 2012.

Debrosse SD, Okajimia K, Zhang S, Nakouzi G, Schmotzer CL, Lusk-Kopp M, Frohnapfel MB, Grahame G, Kerr DS. Spectrum of neurological and survival outcomes in Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex (PDC) deficiency: Lack of correlation with genotype. Mol Genet Metab 2012.

Hurd WW, Abdel-Rahman MY, Ismail SA, Abdellah MA, Schmotzer CL, Sood A. Comparison of Diabetes Mellitus and Insulin Resistance Screening Methods for Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Fertility and Sterility 2011, 96(4):1043:1047.

Schmotzer CL, Brown AE, Roth S, Johnson J, Ines-Castillejo M, Reisner A, Hillyer CD, Josephson CD. Procedure-specific preoperative red blood cell preparation and utilization management in pediatric surgical patients. Transfusion. 2010, 50(4):861-867.

Schmotzer CL and Shehata BM. Two Cases of Agnathia (Otocephaly): With Review of the Role of Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF8) and Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP4) in Patterning of the First Branchial Arch. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2008, Jul-Aug;11(4):321-4.

Shehata BM, Stockwell CA, Castellano-Sanchez AA, Setzer SS, Schmotzer CL, and Robinson H. von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) Disease: An update on the clinicopathologic and genetic aspects. Adv Anat Path. 2008, May 15; (3):165-171.

Kerr, Douglas S. and Schmotzer, Christine. Variability of Human Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex Deficiency. Thiamine: Catalytic Mechanisms and Role in Normal and Disease States. Patel MS and Jordan F, eds. 2007.

Harold (Schmotzer) CL, Wallace T, Friedman R, Gudelsky G, and Yamamoto BK. Methamphetamine selectively alters brain glutathione. European Journal of Pharmacology. 2000;400:99-102.