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Dr. Robert D. Swift, D.O.
Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery

Mission Statement:

Everyone has a busy life and being hurt or injured can get in the way of the enjoyment of life.”  Dr. Swift believes that movement gets us back to enjoying our lives.  Our goal is to restore pain free motion to the injured spine, shoulder, knee, elbow, hip and ankle using the most modern, innovative and safety proven techniques available in orthopedic surgery today.  My practice uses state of the art procedures that treat injured joints.  It doesn’t matter if you are an accomplished athlete, a weekend warrior, a busy professional, an active parent, or grandparent, our goal is to keep you active and get you moving. I believe it is important to spend time together and understand how we can accomplish your goals.

Robert D. Swift, DO is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and a Fellow of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.  He has subspecialty and advanced training in minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder, knee, hip, ankle, and elbow.  He has additional orthopedic trauma training to better manage fractures and Training in Robotic Knee and hip replacement. He has been an adjunct professor of Orthopedics at Vanderbilt University and at Upstate University Medical Center.  Dr. Swift attended medical school at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He completed a general surgery internship with the US Army at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center and was then stationed in Europe.  As a physician he supported missions and troops throughout Europe.  He was asked to be the military physician for medical support to the White House Mission to Chernobyl.  Dr. Swift completed his orthopedic residency training at UMDNJ-SOM/Copper Medical Center.  He rejoined the military after residency and was stationed at Ft. Campbell, KY.  He deployed to Afghanistan as the Chief of Orthopedics at Bagram.  His service was decorated by the Bronze Star Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal.  Dr. Swift is accomplished in his field; he has been the Team Physician for Division I Athletic programs, been a course instructor, presenter, and author on fracture care and on minimally invasive shoulder and knee surgery.  While in Michigan he was selected as a Top Doctor for 2019-2021.

 

Education

Preceptorship: Shoulder and Sports Medicine, Hughston Clinic

Preceptorship: Orthopedic Trauma, Vanderbilt University

Preceptorship: Mako Arthroplasty, Detroit Medical Center

Residency: Orthopedic Surgery UMDNJ- SOM

Internship: Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center

Medical School: New York College of Medicine, NYIT

 

Board Certification

American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery

American Osteopathic Board of Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy

 

 

Injuries treated

Sports related injuries to the shoulder, knee, hip, elbow and ankle. Rotator cuff injuries, shoulder dislocations, ACL and meniscal injuries. Revision surgeries of these procedures, cartilage repair.

Arthritis treatment with regenerative medical techniques, and joint replacement. Complex Fracture care.

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