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: 215-823-5123
Fax: 215-893-2686
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 is a board certified Physiatrist, with sub-specialty certification in Brain Injury Medicine. Dr. Swanson’s clinical practice centers on the Neurological Rehabilitation of patients with Acquired Brain Injury, both at Penn and within the VA's Polytrauma/TBI System of Care. 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. Dr. Swanson also runs a research laboratory within the VA's Center for Neurotrauma, Neurodegeneration and Restoration (CNNR), and is a member of Penn's Center for Brain Injury and Repair (CBIR).

Selected Publications

Verma R, Swanson RL, Parker D, Ould Ismail AA, Shinohara RT, Alappatt JA, Doshi J, Davatzikos C, Gallaway M, Duda D, Chen HI, Kim JJ, Gur RC, Wolf RL, Grady MS, Hampton S, Diaz-Arrastia R, Smith DH.: Neuroimaging Findings in US Government Personnel With Possible Exposure to Directional Phenomena in Havana, Cuba. JAMA 23;322(4): 336-347, Jul 2019.

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 319(10): 1125-1133, March 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.

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Last updated: 07/26/2019
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