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Jordan W. Swanson, MD, MSc

Jordan W. Swanson, MD, MSc Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Provider

Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Dr. Swanson is employed by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Plastic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

  • Plastic Surgery Program

Clinical Expertise:

  • Burn Reconstruction
  • Cleft Lip Repair
  • Cleft Palate Repair
  • Congenital Craniofacial Reconstruction
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Facial Surgery
  • Jaw Fractures (Mandible and Maxilla Fracture)
  • Jaw Reconstruction - Bone Grafts
  • Lower Extremity Reconstruction
  • Lower Eyelid Surgery (Canthoplasty)
  • Lower Jaw Augmentation (Mandibular Augmentation)
  • Maxillofacial Reconstruction
  • Melanoma
  • Mole Removal
  • Neck Lift
  • Nose Reconstruction Surgery
  • Nose Surgery - Cosmetic
  • Orbital Surgery
  • Orbital Trauma

Practice Locations and Appointments

Education and Training

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Washington Hospital and Clinics
Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, National American Society of Craniofacial Surgeons, National American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, National AO Foundation, Craniomaxillofacial Division, National International Collaboration for Essential Surgery, International Pennsylvania State Medical Society, Local Washington State Medical Society, Local World Health Organization Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Swanson is employed by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Lancaster General Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Swanson JW, Taylor JA: Distraction of the cranial vault Craniofacial distraction : 2017 (in press).

Swanson JW: Craniofacial and midline clefts Comprehensive Cleft Manual : 2017 (in press).

Kotagal M, Swanson JW, Avansino J: Correlating Haller Index and cardiopulmonary disease in pectus excavatum Chest Wall Deformities : 2017 (in press).

Swanson JW, Taylor JA, Bartlett SP: Costochondral rib graft reconstruction of the mandible Atlas of Craniofacial Surgery : 2017 (in press).

Ligh CA, Swanson JW, Yu J, Samra F, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA: A morphological classification scheme for the mandibular hypoplasia in Treacher Collins Syndrome Journal of Craniofacial Surgery : 2017 (in press).

Swanson Jordan W, Liu Grant T, Taylor Jesse A: "Clarification on Using Ultrasonography to Detect Intracranial Pressure"-Reply JAMA Ophthalmology : 2017 (Epub).

Swanson JW, Mitchell BT, Cohen M, Solot C, Jackson O, Low D, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA: The effect of Furlow Palatoplasty timing on speech outcomes in submucous cleft palate Annals of Plastic Surgery 79 (2): 156-161,2017.

Swanson JW, Yao CA, Auslander A, Wipfli H, Nguyen THD, Hatcher K, Vanderburg R, Magee WP: Patient barriers to accessing surgical cleft care in Vietnam: A multi-site, cross-sectional outcomes study World Journal of Surgery 41 (6): 1435-1446,2017.

Swanson JW, Aleman TS, Xu W, Ying G, Pan W, Liu GT, Lang SS, Heuer GG, Storm PB, Bartlett SP, Katowitz WR, Taylor JA: Evaluation of optical coherence tomography to detect elevated intracranial pressure in children JAMA Ophthalmology 135 (4): 320-328,2017.

Swanson JW, Yu JW, Taylor JA, Kovach S, Kanchwala S, Lantieri L: The retroauricular approach to the facial nerve trunk Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 28 (2): 347-351,2017.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Plastic Surgery
9th Floor, Colket Translational Research Building
3501 Civic Ctr. Blvd.

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 590-2208
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)