Born in Columbus, Indiana, Steve was educated at Miami University in Ohio. After practicing general surgery in Rockville, Maryland and with Virginia Physicians, Inc in Richmond, Steve joined SAR in 2000 as a practicing general surgeon. In 2014, Dr. Swartz transitioned into Surgical Associates of Richmond’s trauma surgery service at Chippenham Hospital.

Medical Training

Steve received his medical degree at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. As part of his US Navy service he interned at the Naval Hospital in Oakland, California and completed his general surgery residency at the National Naval Medical Command in Bethesda. He has held appointments of Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University for Health Sciences and Staff Surgeon at the prestigious National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, and also served his country as a battalion surgeon for the 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and as Ship’s Surgeon on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). Steve has been an instructor for advanced cardiac life support and advanced trauma life support, and has published articles on ulcerative colitis, colon cancer, intravenous nutrition, and advanced laparoscopic surgery for cancer.

Personal Notes

Steve enjoys playing golf and traveling to warm tropical climates, he also enjoys playing with six grandchildren


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