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Dr. R. Presley Swann

  • College: Baylor University
  • Medical: Tulane School of Medicine
  • Residency: The Mayo Clinic
  • Fellowship: University of Utah
  • Biography


    Dr. Swann specializes in hip preservation and adult reconstruction. Hip preservation includes hip arthroscopy for femoral acetabular impingement (FAI) and abductor dysfunction, open surgical dislocation for treatment of Perthes and SCFE, core decompression for AVN, and minimally-invasive periacetabular osteotomies (PAO) for dysplasia. He has advanced experience with hip and knee arthroplasty, including direct anterior hip arthroplasty with a bikini incision, direct anterior hip resurfacing, partial knee arthroplasty, and revision arthroplasty of the hip and knee.

    Dr. Swann received his Bachelor of Arts in biochemistry from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. During his time at Baylor, he also participated in a study abroad program to Israel. Dr. Swann received his master’s and medical degrees from Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans, La. After graduating medical school with AOA honors in the top of his class, he was fortunate to spend his orthopedic surgery residency at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. There he discovered his interest in hip preservation, and augmented his experience with fellowship training at the University of Utah with Dr. Chris Peters.

    Dr. Swann has a strong interest in research, with focus topics including hip arthroscopy and periacetabular osteotomy. He has written three book chapters including one on direct anterior hip arthroplasty, published 10 peer- reviewed articles, and written more than a dozen abstracts presented at scientific meetings. He currently holds patents in his field and believes research will help benefit his patients and direct care options of hip problems in the future.

    Moving from his original home town of Waco, Texas, Dr. Swann plans to reside in the Geist area with his wife and two sons when he joins Methodist Sports Medicine in August 2015. He and his family are excited about being Hoosiers and becoming part of the Indianapolis community. “I treat my patients the way I treat my parents,” Dr. Swann said. “I have their best interests in mind and approach each patient’s treatment on an individual and personal level.”

    Each year, Dr. Swann participates in Operation Walk, a mission to provide free surgeries to third-world countries. Teams of volunteer surgeons, nurses and scrub technicians come together to provide free joint replacement surgeries for those in need and teach the country’s local medical staff how to perform them.

    Other hobbies include cooking, golf, skiing, boating and hunting.

    He will begin seeing patients at Methodist Sports Medicine’s new Greenwood location on August 17, 2015.

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