Skip to main content
Explore URMC

URMC Logo

Robert J. Swantz, M.D.

Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

Neonatology; NICU Continuing Care

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-2972

Fax: (585) 461-3614

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

Dr Swantz is an attending neonatologist in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Golisano Children's Hospital and in the Special Care Nursery at Rochester General Hospital. He is also the medical director of the Neonatal Transport Team.

Professional Background

Dr. Swantz finished his pediatrics residency at the University of Rochester in 1990 and joined the Rochester faculty three years later directly out of his neonatology fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Soon thereafter he became involved in the Department of Pediatrics' medical student education programs as the associate clerkship director. In 2000 he assumed directorship of the clerkship and sub-internship in Pediatrics and was responsible for re-designing the clerkship for the Double-Helix Curriculum. Throughout the years Dr. Swantz has had numerous opportunities to work with the Dean's office on curriculum development, student assessment, admissions, and promotions/review. In 1998 he became the medical director of the Neonatal Transport Team and spearheaded the re-design of the system to a predominantly nurse-respiratory therapist model. Dr. Swantz has continued to oversee that transport program and has trained over 90 nurses and respiratory therapists with advanced skills and knowledge in neonatology.

Research

Dr. Swantz's scholarly interests include undergraduate medical education and transport medicine. He directs the 3rd year clerkship and 4th year sub-internship for medical students in the Department of Pediatrics, and is involved with the Dean's office in the design, implementation, management and evaluation of the medical school curriculum. Dr. Swantz also serves as the Medical Director for the Neonatal Transport Team.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics

Education

1983
BS | College of William and Mary
Biology

1987
MD | University of Virginia School of Medicine
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1987 - 06/30/1988
Internship in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1988 - 06/30/1990
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1990 - 06/30/1993
Fellowship in Pediatrics: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Children's Hospital Medical Center

VIEW ALL expand_more

Awards

2008 - Present
Top Doctors
Sponsor: Castle Connolly

2005
Health Leadership Award
Sponsor: March of Dimes

2004 - 2005
Lawrence E. Young Dean's Teaching Fellowship
Sponsor: School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester

2004
Ruth A. Lawrence Faculty Service Award for Excellent Teaching
Sponsor: Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester

2002
America's Top Pediatricians
Sponsor: Consumer's Research Council of America

2001 - Present
Best Doctors in America

1996
Quality Achievement Award for Leadership in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Quality Improvement
Sponsor: Strong Memorial Hospital

VIEW ALL expand_more

Publications

Journal Articles

10/1999
Hall CB, Stevens TP, Swantz RJ, Sinkin RA, McBride JT. "Development of local guidelines for prevention of respiratory syncytial viral infections." The Pediatric infectious disease journal.. 1999 Oct 0; 18(10):850-3.

4/1994
Korfhagen TR, Swantz RJ, Wert SE, McCarty JM, Kerlakian CB, Glasser SW, Whitsett JA. "Respiratory epithelial cell expression of human transforming growth factor-alpha induces lung fibrosis in transgenic mice." The Journal of clinical investigation.. 1994 Apr 0; 93(4):1691-9.

1993
Swantz R. "Imaging Strategies for Neonatal Pulmonary Disease". Resident and Staff Physician - February supplement. 1993; : 17-21.

VIEW ALL PUBLICATIONS