Stephen Swanson, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Global Pediatrics

Stephen Swanson

Contact Info

swan0027@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-625-8384

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Global Pediatrics


MD, Harvard Medical School

Pediatric Residency, Children's Hospital and Chief Residency, Children's Hospital

Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Disease, Washington University, Epidemic Intelligence Service Fellowship Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

University of Minnesota, Child Psychology

Summary

Dr. Swanson is a board certified pediatrician trained in infectious diseases and tropical medicine. Dr. Swanson graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1997. He completed residency training in pediatrics at Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland, where he served as a chief resident in pediatrics. He was a staff physician hospitalist at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital - Stanford University Hospital from 2002 to 2003. He subsequently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in infectious diseases at Washington University School of Medicine, and served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Swanson has lived and worked throughout Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. He holds a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Instituto de Medicina Tropical, Lima, Peru), and has special interests in global health, infectious diseases, pediatric hospital medicine, and medical education. Dr. Swanson is also a member of the University of Minnesota Center for Global Pediatrics and has won numerous teaching awards. He formerly served at Hennepin County Medical Center in the role of Pediatric Inpatient Medical Director and as a pediatric infectious disease and travel medicine consultant. At present, Dr. Swanson is living with his family in Arusha, Tanzania (East Africa), where he is a member of the medical staff at Arusha Lutheran Medical Center and Selian Lutheran Hospital. He is engaged in the development of local research, a pediatric medical curriculum, and the ongoing training of Tanzanian healthcare professionals and visiting residents. He also serves as an intermediary to the international global health community, and is active global health mentorship of medical residents from the University of Minnesota.

Awards & Recognition

  • 2013, James H. Nakano Citation Award for outstanding scientific publication, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • 2013, Outstanding Faculty Educator Award, Department of Pediatrics; University of Minnesota Medical School
  • 2009–2013, Global Health Course, Outstanding Speaker of the Week [awarded 5 consecutive years]; Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota
  • 2012, Pediatric Faculty Master Teacher Award; Hennepin County Medical Center
  • 2007–2011, George R. Noren Pediatric Faculty Teaching Award [awarded 5 consecutive years]; Hennepin County Medical Center 
  • 2010, Outstanding Faculty Educator Award, Department of Pediatrics; University of Minnesota Medical School
  • 2009, Outstanding Faculty Educator Award, Department of Pediatrics; University of Minnesota Medical School
  • 2007, Outstanding Faculty Educator Award, Department of Pediatrics; University of Minnesota Medical School
  • 1993, University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts Commencement Speaker
  • 1990–1993, Three-time recipient of the University of Minnesota Selmer Birkelo Scholarship for distinguished achievement within College of Liberal Arts

Research

Publications

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Swanson SJ, Phares CR, Mamo B, et al. Albendazole Therapy and Enteric Parasites in United States—Bound Refugees. New England Journal of Medicine 2012;366:1498–507. Citations: N/A Impact Factor: 53.298
(study concept, design, content, conducted research, data acquisition, literature research, manuscript preparation, manuscript editing, guarantor of integrity of entire study)

Hendel-Paterson B, Swanson SJ. Pediatric travelers visiting friends and relatives (VFR) abroad: illnesses, barriers and pre-travel recommendations, Travel Medicine and Infectious Diseases 2011; Jul;9(4): 192–203. Citations: 2 Impact Factor: 1.5
(study concept, content, conducted literature research, manuscript preparation, manuscript editing)

Swanson SJ, Snider C, Braden CR, et al. Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella enterica Serotype Typhimurium Associated with Pet Rodents. New England Journal of Medicine 2007; 356:21–8. Citations: 22 Impact Factor: 53.298
(study concept, design, content, conducted research, data acquisition, literature research, manuscript preparation, manuscript editing, guarantor of integrity of entire study)

Swanson SJ, Neitzel D, Reed KD, Belongia EA. Coinfections Acquired from Ixodes Ticks. Clinical Microbiology Reviews, Oct. 2006; 19(4): 708–727
Citations: 72 Impact Factor: 16.129
(study concept, content, conducted literature research, manuscript preparation, manuscript editing)

Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Typhimurium Associated with Rodents Purchased at Retail Pet Stores — United States, December 2003–October 2004. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2005;54(17);429–433.
(study concept, design, content, conducted research, data acquisition, literature research, manuscript preparation, manuscript editing, guarantor of integrity of entire study)

Jafna K, Patel P, MacKellar DA, et al, for the OraQuick Study Group. Investigation of False Positive Results with an Oral Fluid Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test. PLoS ONE. 2007 Jan 31;2:e185.
Citations: N/A Impact Factor: 4.092
(study design, data acquisition, manuscript editing)

INVITED BOOK CHAPTERS
Swanson, SJ and John, Chandy. Preparing Children to Travel Internationally.
In: Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 20th Edition, Kliegman et al., eds, Elsevier. (Accepted)

ABSTRACT PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES
Swanson SJ, Jawahir B, Braymen C, Braden C, et. al. A Multistate Outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Infections Associated with Prepackaged Lettuce Salad Advertised as “Ready-to-Eat”, 2005. 55th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference, Atlanta, GA, April 27, 2006.
ORAL.

Swanson SJ, Lee B, Mamo B, Stauffer W. Changing Prevalence of Intestinal Parasites Among Newly Arrived Southeast Asian and African Refugees Following Empiric Pre-Departure Albendazole Treatment — Minnesota, 1993–2004. 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, December 12, 2005.
ORAL. Study extended and later published in New England Journal of Medicine 2012;366:1498–507.

Swanson SJ, Snider C, Lockett J, Braden C, Boxrud D, Smith K. Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Associated with Pet Rodents. 43rd Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), October 2005.

POSTER. Published in New England Journal of Medicine 2007; 356:21–8.

Swanson SJ, Snider C, Smith K, Boxrud D, Lockett J, Braden C. Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Typhimurium Associated with Small Rodents Purchased at Retail Pet Stores — United States, December 2003–October 2004. 54th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference, Atlanta, GA, April 13, 2005.

ORAL. Published in New England Journal of Medicine 2007; 356:21–8.