On Monday, April 18, we will welcome Dr. Stephen Swanson, pediatric inpatient medical director at Hennepin County Medical Center. Dr. Swanson is also trained in infectious diseases and tropical medicine, making international aid trips each year. He will share reflections on his career path; stories of his time in Rwanda, India, and the Philippines; and advice for students interested in healthcare careers. We are proud to count Dr. Swanson as one of our own: a University of Minnesota alumnus.
Dr. Stephen Swanson
"Beauty and Brutality: An uncustomary journey into a profession of global medicine and pediatric infectious diseases"
Monday, April 18, 2011
Coffman Union President's Room (3rd Floor)
Lunch with be provided
Stephen J. Swanson, MD
Dr. Swanson is pediatrician trained in infectious diseases and tropical medicine. Dr. Swanson graduated from the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota with a degree in Child Psychology. He then obtained a medical degree 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 before becoming a staff physician at Stanford University Hospital. 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 (CDC).
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 pediatric health, tropical infectious diseases, infectious disease epidemiology, and medical education. He is currently inpatient pediatric director at Hennepin County Medical Center and an assistant professor of pediatrics for the University of Minnesota. His passion remains for the wellness of children and the training of global-minded physicians.