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Randel Swanson, II, DO, PhD

Randel Swanson, II, DO, PhD Physician

Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Swanson is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Brain Injury, 2018
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2016

Clinical Expertise:

  • BOTOX Therapy for Spasticity
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Concussion
  • Head Injury
  • Neurologic Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Residency: Delaware County Memorial Hospital
Residency: Temple University Hospital

Memberships

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National Association of Academic Physiatrists, National VA Healthcare Network-VISN 4, Research & Development, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Swanson is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Knoll RM, Reinshagen KL, Barber SR, Ghanad I, Swanson R, Smith DH, Abdullah KG, Jung DH, Remenschneider AK, Kozin ED: High Resolution Computed Tomography Atlas of the Porcine Temporal Bone and Skull Base: Anatomical Correlates for Traumatic Brain Injury Research. J Neurotrauma. 36 (7): 1029-1039,2019.

Hampton S, Swanson RL 2nd, Smith DH.: Neurological Symptoms in US Government Personnel in Cuba-Reply JAMA 320 (6): 604-605,2018.

Swanson R, Hampton S, Green-McKenzie J, Diaz-Arrastia R, Grady S, Verma R, Biester R, Duda D, Wolf R, Smith D: Neurological Manifestations Among US Government Personnel Reporting Directional Audible and Sensory Phenomena in Havana, Cuba. JAMA Epub ahead of print : 2018.

Swanson R: Biotensegrity: A Unifying Theory of Biological Architecture with Applications to Osteopathic Practice, Education and Research — A Review and Analysis. J Am Osteopath Assoc 113 (1): 34-52,2013.

Gilliss A, Swanson R, Janora D, Venkataraman V: Sacroiliac Somatic Dysfunction Causing a Compensated Trendelenburg Gait: A Case Presentation. J Am Osteopath Assoc 110 (2): 81-6,2010.

Newberg A, Wang J, Rao H, Swanson R, Wintering N, Karp JS, Alavi A, Greenberg J, Detre J: Concurrent CBF and CMRGlc changes during human brain activation by combined fMRI-PET scanning. Neuroimage 28 (2): 500-6,2005.

Newberg A, Amsterdam J, Wintering N, Ploessl K, Swanson R, Shults J, Alavi A: 123I-ADAM Binding to Serotonin Transporters in Patients with Major Depression and Healthy Controls: A Preliminary Study. J Nucl Med 46 (6): 973-7,2005.

Swanson R, Newberg A, Acton P, Siderowf A, Wintering N, Alavi A, Mozley P, Plossl K, Udeshi M, Hurtig H: Differences in [(99m)Tc]TRODAT-1 SPECT binding to dopamine transporters in patients with multiple system atrophy and Parkinson's disease. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 32 (3): 302-7,2005.

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Academic Contact Info

1800 Lombard Street/1st Floor
Penn Medicine Rittenhouse
Dept. of PM&R

Philadelphia, PA 19146-1414
Phone: (215) 898-2660
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)