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