Dr. Richard S Swanson MD Surgeon

Dr. Richard Swanson is a surgeon in Boston, Massachusetts and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Boston Children's Hospital and Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and has been in practice for 34 years. Dr. Swanson accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 62 doctors at Boston Children's Hospital and one of 37 at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital who specialize in Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Surgeon: General Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 1980–1986

University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1987–1989

Harvard Medical School
Class of 1980

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified 26 years in Surgery

MA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Super Doctor, SuperDoctors.com

Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons

Publications & Presentations

Surgical management of gallbladder cancer
Swanson R, Mehrotra B

Cancer of the appendix and pseudomyxoma peritonei
Swanson R, Meyerhardt JA

Phase I study of neoadjuvant accelerated short course radiation therapy with photons and capecitabine for resectable pancreatic cancer.
Wo, J. Y.,Mamon, H. J.,Ferrone, C. R.,Ryan, D. P.,Blaszkowsky, L. S.,Kwak, E. L.,Tseng, Y. D.,Napolitano, B. N.,Ancukiewicz, M.,Swanson, R. S.,Lillemoe, K. D.,Castillo, C. F.,Hong, T. S.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts Blue Care Elect PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
  • Great West PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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