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Robert A. Swendiman, M.D., M.P.P.
General Surgery Resident

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Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: 215-662-6156
Fax: 215-662-7983

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Robert is currently a second year categorical general surgery resident. He is interested in pediatric surgery and public policy.

2014 - present

Assistant Instructor in Surgery

2012 – 2014 MPP - Harvard Kennedy School of Government
2009 – 2014 MD - University of North Carolina School of Medicine
2004 – 2008 BA - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
Original Papers
  1. Swendiman RA. The clock on the wall. J Grad Med Educ. 2015;7(2):306. PMID: 26221471.
  2. Swendiman RA. We the living. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014;62(8):1594. PMID: 25116985.
  3. Weber AL, Swendiman RA. Talk to me. Med Teach. 2014;36(11):1005-6. PMID: 25072841.
  4. Swendiman RA. Deep listening. Acad Med. 2014;89(6):950. PMID: 24865836.
  5. Swendiman RA. See what you cannot see. Acad Med. 2014;89(4):631. PMID: 24667477.
  6. Swendiman RA. Drowning. JAMA Pediatr. 2014;168(3):203. PMID: 24493371.
  7. Swendiman RA. Students need exposure to joys of rural surgery. Bull Am Coll Surg 2014;99(1):46-7. PMID: 24552031.
  8. Swendiman RA, Latessa RA. Medicine and the arts. Between a rock and a hard place: [excerpt] by Robert A. Swendiman. Commentary. Acad Med 2013;88(6):778-9. PMID: 23708601.
  9. Salomé C, Salomé-Grosjean E, Park KD, Morieux P, Swendiman R, DeMarco E, Stables JP, Kohn H. Synthesis and anticonvulsant activities of (R)-N-(4'-substituted)benzyl 2-acetamido-3-methoxypropionamides. J Med Chem 2010;53(3):1288-305. PMID: 20041718.
2014 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award
2006 – 2008 Co-Captain, UNC Chapel Hill Varsity Men’s Swimming and Diving Team


Dr. Robert Swendiman

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