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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:

Naran Sanjay, Swanson Jordan W, Ligh Cassandra A, Shubinets Val, Taylor Jesse A, Bartlett Scott P: Sphenoid Dysplasia in Neurofibromatosis: Patterns of Presentation and Outcomes of Treatment. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 142 (4): 518e-526e,2018.

Lin Lawrence O, Zhang Rosaline S, Mazzaferro Daniel M, Hoppe Ian C, Pearl Rebecca L, Swanson Jordan W, Bartlett Scott P, Taylor Jesse A: Influence of Repaired Cleft Lip and Palate on Layperson Perception following Orthognathic Surgery. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 142 (4): 1012-1022,2018.

Lin Lawrence O, McKenna Rachel A, Zhang Rosaline S, Hoppe Ian C, Swanson Jordan W, Bartlett Scott P, Taylor Jesse A: A Standardized Perioperative Clinical Pathway for Uncomplicated Craniosynostosis Repair Is Associated With Reduced Hospital Resource Utilization. The Journal of craniofacial surgery Epub : 2018.

Zhang Rosaline S, Lin Lawrence O, Hoppe Ian C, Wes Ari M, Swanson Jordan W, Bartlett Scott P, Taylor Jesse A: Evaluation of parental and surgeon stressors and perceptions of distraction osteogenesis in pediatric craniofacial patients: a cross-sectional survey study. Child's nervous system 34 (9): 1735-1743,2018.

Judy Brendan F, Swanson Jordan W, Yang Wuyang, Storm Phillip B, Bartlett Scott P, Taylor Jesse A, Heuer Gregory G, Lang Shih-Shan: Intraoperative intracranial pressure monitoring in the pediatric craniosynostosis population. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics : 1-6,2018.

Liang Fan, Leland Hyuma, Jedrzejewski Breanna, Auslander Allyn, Maniskas Seija, Swanson Jordan, Urata Mark, Hammoudeh Jeffrey, Magee William: Alternatives to Autologous Bone Graft in Alveolar Cleft Reconstruction: The State of Alveolar Tissue Engineering. The Journal of craniofacial surgery 29 (3): 584-593,2018.

Zhang Rosaline S, Lin Lawrence O, Hoppe Ian C, Jackson Oksana A, Low David W, Bartlett Scott P, Swanson Jordan W, Taylor Jesse A: Nasal Obstruction in Children With Cleft Lip and Palate: Results of a Cross-Sectional Study Utilizing the NOSE Scale. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal : 1055665618772400,2018.

Swanson Jordan W, Swanson Marco A: Strengthening Evidence in Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery. The Journal of craniofacial surgery 29 (2): 302-303,2018.

Yao Caroline A, Imahiyerobo Thomas, Swanson Jordan, Auslander Allyn, De Cardenas Diego, Figueiredo Jane C, McCullough Meghan, Costa Melinda, Vanderburg Richard, Magee William P: The Smile Index: Part 1. A Large-Scale Study of Phenotypic Norms for Preoperative and Postoperative Unilateral Cleft Lip. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 141 (1): 137-146,2018.

McCullough Meghan, Campbell Alex, Siu Armando, Durnwald Libby, Kumar Shubha, Magee William P, Swanson Jordan: Competency-Based Education in Low Resource Settings: Development of a Novel Surgical Training Program. World journal of surgery 42 (3): 646-651,2018.

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)