Growing up an athlete, Dr. Swinehart knows firsthand the pain and frustration that comes with injury. As a college pitcher, he had to undergo surgery to reconstruct a torn ligament in his elbow. This experience of getting back to play after injury, with the help of his team orthopedic surgeon, inspired Dr. Swinehart to pursue a career in Orthopedics.
As a Sports Medicine specialist, Dr. Swinehart’s practice focuses on getting his patients back to the activities they are passionate about as quickly as possible. Whether this be a new injury or an issue that has been lingering for years, Dr. Swinehart’s goal is to bring you the most up-to-date information on your condition and the most advanced surgical techniques to treat it.
Dr. Swinehart grew up in rural Ohio before attending Belmont University in Nashville, TN, where he was a member of the baseball team. He received his Medical Degree from the University of South Carolina in Greenville, SC, where he had the privilege of performing research focused on shoulder arthroplasty under Dr. Richard Hawkins at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas.
After medical school, Dr. Swinehart returned to Nashville and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. There, he had the opportunity to take care of athletes of all levels, including Vanderbilt University (NCAA Division I) and the Nashville Predators (NHL).
After residency, Dr. Swinehart completed an extra year of sub-specialization in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at The Ohio State University. There, he focused on advanced arthroscopic procedures of the knee and shoulder, cartilage restoration of the knee, complex knee and shoulder reconstruction, and primary and revision shoulder replacement. He also served as a team physician with The Ohio State Buckeyes Football and Hockey teams.
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