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Jonathan R. Swanson

Unit: School of Medicine
Department: Department of Pediatrics
Office location and address
81 Hospital Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
University of Rochester, NY 2002, MD
Residency, University of Virginia School of Medicine (Pediatrics)
Fellowship, University of Virgina School of Medicine (Neonatology)

Jonathan Swanson, MD, is the chief quality officer for children's services and the medical director for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) where he works with the nurse leadership to oversee the day-to-day functions.

As a neonatologist, Dr. Swanson loves the interactions with parents and families, as well as taking care of sick and premature infants. His passion and research focuses on necrotizing enterocolitis, an intestinal infection that afflicts this population. He is also interested in quality improvement methodology and cost-effective care.

Dr. Swanson knew he wanted to work with kids after coaching a basketball team of third and fourth grade girls as a senior in high school. In college at Pepperdine University, he found that his love of science pushed him toward a career in medicine.

Dr. Swanson completed medical school at the University of Rochester and subsequently completed both his pediatric residency and neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship at the University of Virginia. After completing his fellowship, he worked in northern New Jersey until returning to UVA in 2011. He obtained his master’s degree in healthcare quality and safety in 2013.

Dr. Swanson enjoys living in the Charlottesville area as it allows ample opportunities for outdoor activities with his wife and kids. They especially enjoy hiking in Shenandoah and visiting the local orchards.

Technical Study: Analytical Performance Evaluation of Cobas Pulse CIM RD005298
Source: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
July 30, 2020 – July 29, 2023
Comparison of Aerosol Delivery of Infrasurf to Usual Care in Spontaneously Breathing RDS Patients
Source: ONY Biotech Inc.
September 22, 2017 – June 01, 2022
Aerosolized Infasurf Treatment Protocol: Aerosolized Infasurf for Spontaneously Breathing Patients with Early RDS (AERO-03)
Source: ONY Biotech Inc.
November 06, 2018 – November 05, 2021
ROCHE: NICU ACCUCHECK Inform II Glucometer Study
Source: Roche Diagnostics
August 04, 2016 – August 03, 2018
MD-PEDT Breast Milk Colonization in a Closed versus Standard Storage System
Source: NeoMed, Inc.
August 12, 2013 – August 12, 2015
MD-PEDT Randomized controlled multi-center clinical trial to determine whether VLBW infants shoud receive feedings during indomethacin or ibuprofen treatment of PDA
Source: University of California at San Francisco
June 01, 2009 – February 28, 2013
  • 2015-2018 Best Doctors in America® List 
  • 2015 Bedside Manner Award, Our Health Magazine; First place