Robert Swanson, M.D., FACS, has experience as a Mobile Field Surgical Team Leader for the United States Air Force, which equipped him with enhanced training and skill sets to augment JSC’s practice, which specializes in both open and endovascular surgical techniques to care for peripheral artery disease, venous and deep vein disease, carotid artery disease and abdominal aneurysms. He will also provide a broad range of general surgery procedures, including care for thyroid, gallbladder and colon diseases, as well as complex abdominal hernia repair.
Swanson completed his Residency in General Surgery at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke in 2013 and served as Chief Resident before heading to the Air Force as a general surgeon for four years. He then completed his fellowship in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Wake Forest School of Medicine. He holds a Doctor of Medicine from Eastern Virginia Medical School and is board certified by the American Board of Surgery, Board of Medicine for the Commonwealth of Virginia and the North Carolina Medical Board. He is a recipient of Carilion Medical Center’s Bruce D. Baird, M.D. Research Award and Robert E. Berry, M.D. Award.
Swanson is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and holds memberships with the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, American Military Surgeons of the United States, and the Society of Vascular Surgeons. He and his wife are the parents of seven children. Outside of his surgical practice, he enjoys family time, outdoor recreation and classical music.
"I’m so glad to return to Roanoke and for the pleasure of treating the patient community here," says Swanson. "I look forward to watching my children grow up here while also being able to add my own contributions to medical care for the region."