Terrell J Swanson, MD, FAWM Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Emergency Medicine

Specialty Focus:

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

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Terrell J. Swanson, MD, FAWM, has been an Emergency Medicine (EM) Physician for a total of 15 years. He has worked in a variety of settings including academic centers, trauma centers, and community hospitals as well as in rural settings. He also served as a core faculty physician at the HCA Florida Orange Park Emergency Medicine residency for 2 years, giving myriad lectures as well as publishing 2 articles (Ozone Toxicity and Acquired Angioedema).  He further specialized by completing a Fellowship in Wilderness Medicine (FAWM), which consists of expertise in areas such as dive injuries, high altitude illness (including high altitude pulmonary edema and high altitude cerebral edema), heat illness/heat stroke, hypothermia/frostbite, marine medicine, envenomations and animal attacks. He is also a Candidate for a Diploma in Dive & Marine Medicine (DiDMM).  Other areas of expertise include but are not limited to: dehydration, acquired angioedema, ozone toxicity, toxicology, EMTALA, involuntary psychiatric commitment, use of chemical and/or physical restraints, STEMI/acute coronary syndromes, acute stroke, trauma resuscitation, airway management, central line placement, respiratory distress, anaphylactic shock, moderate sedation, fracture and dislocation management, sepsis/septic shock, spinal abscess, pulmonary embolism, ectopic pregnancy, testicular torsion, ovarian torsion, meningitis, and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Lastly, Dr. Swanson is the co-inventor of a novel endotracheal device (RSI Prime, LLC; patent pending) that incorporates an adapted carbon dioxide detector with a modified bougie. As such, this endeavor has led him to extensively research literature regarding the bougie, giving him a deep and thorough knowledge of the bougie. Litigation Support - Dr. Swanson provides high quality and objective expert witness work with a focus on thorough and detailed reports that are based on the latest clinical policies and evidence based medicine. He is available for consultation, chart review, deposition, and testimony for plaintiff or defense. Serving all states.