Randel Swanson, D.O., Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Contact information
1800 Lombard Street/1st Floor
Penn Medicine Rittenhouse
Dept. of PM&R
Philadelphia, PA 19146-1414
Office: 215-898-2660
Fax: 215-8983-2686
Education:
RBA (Pre-Med)
Shepherd University, 2003.
PhD (Cell & Molecular Biology)
Rutgers – GSBS, 2010.
DO (Medicine)
Rowan University [formerly UMDNJ], 2011.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Swanson’s clinical interests are in the Neurological Rehabilitation of patients with Acquired Brain Injury. His goal is to assist patients in achieving optimal return of neurological function following all forms of Brain Injury (including Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Anoxic Brain Injury, Cerebral Vascular Accidents (Stroke), Brain Tumors, Movement Disorders and Neurodegenerative Disorders) through a combination of clinical practice and scientific research.

Selected Publications

Zoe S. Gan, Sherman C. Stein, Randel Swanson, Shaobo Guan, Lizette Garcia, Devanshi Mehta, Douglas H. Smith: Blood Biomarkers for Traumatic Brain Injury: A Quantitative Assessment of Diagnostic and Prognostic Accuracy. Front. Neurol. 10(446), April 2019.

Knoll RM, Reinshagen KL, Barber SR, Ghanad I, Swanson R, Smith DH, Abdullah KG, Jung DH, Remenschneider AK, Kozin ED: High Resolution Computed Tomography Atlas of the Porcine Temporal Bone and Skull Base: Anatomical Correlates for Traumatic Brain Injury Research. J Neurotrauma. 36(7): 1029-1039, Apr 2019.

Hampton S, Swanson RL 2nd, Smith DH.: Neurological Symptoms in US Government Personnel in Cuba-Reply. JAMA 320(6): 604-605, Aug 2018.

Swanson R, Hampton S, Green-McKenzie J, Diaz-Arrastia R, Grady S, Verma R, Biester R, Duda D, Wolf R, Smith D: Neurological Manifestations Among US Government Personnel Reporting Directional Audible and Sensory Phenomena in Havana, Cuba. JAMA. JAMA, Epub ahead of print, February 2018.

Randel L. Swanson, Douglas H. Smith: IgG Autoantibodies in Traumatic Brain Injury" Friend or Foe? Am J Phys Med Rehabil 96(3 (Suppl)): a123, March 2017.

Swanson R, Li S, Averna J, Cruz E: Rare Posterior Circulation Anatomical Variant Leads to Ischemic Cerebral Vascular Accident Involving the Bilateral Thalami and Superior Midbrain: A Case Report Am J Phys Med Rehabil 95(3 (Suppl)): a104, March 2016.

Swanson R, Dangaria H, Leshin B, Cruz E: Recurrence of Exertional Compartment Syndrome After Two Prior Ipsilateral Four -Compartmental Fasciotomies: A Case Report. PM & R 6(9): S281, September 2014.

Gingrich S, Swanson R, Gollotto K: Spontaneous, Non-Traumatic Hemarthrosis in a Patient Anti-Coagulated with Rivaroxaban. PM & R 6(9): S255, September 2014.

Siu G, Swanson R, Tamayo N, Hyppolite N: Treating Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain with Spencer Technique, an Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment: A Case Study. PM & R 5(9), September 2013 Notes: Supplement: S265.

Swanson R: Biotensegrity: A Unifying Theory of Biological Architecture with Applications to Osteopathic Practice, Education and Research — A Review and Analysis. J Am Osteopath Assoc 113(1): 34-52, 2013.

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Last updated: 06/18/2019
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