Terrell J Swanson, MD, FAWM Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact this Expert Witness

  • Additional States: Georgia
  • Company: Swanson Emergency Medical Services
  • Phone: (904) 333-8605
  • Cell: (904) 333-8605
  • Website: swansonemergencyservices.com

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Keywords/Search Terms:

High altitude illness, hypothermia, frostbite, dehydration, heat illness, heat stroke, dive injuries, arterial gas embolism, decompression illness, marine medicine, envenomations, travel medicine, animal attacks, acquired angioedema, ozone toxicity, physical/chemical restraints, stroke, sepsis


BS, University of Oklahoma; MD, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

I am an Emergency Medicine (EM) physician and have been practicing EM full-time for over 15 years. I currently work in freestanding Emergency Departments (EDs) in both urban and rural areas, which are EDs not attached to a hospital. I am board certified with the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) and also hold a Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) with a specialization on subjects such as hypothermia, frostbite, heat stroke, altitude illness, and animal attacks/envenomations. I am currently a candidate for a Diploma in Dive & Marine Medicine (DiDMM) with a further focus on dive injuries and marine medicine. I earned my medical degree (MD) at the University of Oklahoma and completed my EM residency at the University of Florida - Jacksonville, a designated level 1 trauma center, which is the highest designation for trauma centers for the sickest trauma patients. I have worked for several years in a variety of settings such as trauma centers, academic institutions, community settings, freestanding EDs as well as rural hospitals. Additionally, I served as a faculty member at an EM residency program for 2 years and continue to teach EM residents while on shift. I have 2 publications, one on ozone toxicity and another on hereditary angioedema. I have given 29 lectures to EM residents, including 9 lectures on wilderness medicine. Lastly, I am the co-inventor of a novel endotracheal device (RSI Prime, LLC; patent pending) that incorporates an adapted carbon dioxide detector with a modified bougie (an adjunct for difficult airways). As such, this endeavor has led me to extensively research literature regarding the bougie, giving me a deep and thorough knowledge of the bougie. My focus is on writing bulletproof expert witness reports that are detailed yet succinct, well-formatted and easy to understand. I am available for consultation, chart review, deposition, and testimony for plaintiff or defense. Serving all states.