Biography & Education


Dr. Jeffrey Swanson provides expert care for patients with cardiovascular disease. "I pride myself on providing excellent, personalized cardiac surgery delivered in a caring, compassionate and respectful environment," he says.

Dr. Swanson, who is medical director of cardiovascular surgery at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, enjoys the relationships that he forms with his patients and feels privileged to care for them.

After earning his medical degree from the University of Montpellier in France, Dr. Swanson completed an internship at The Moncton Hospital in New Brunswick, Canada and a residency at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. He completed cardiac surgery fellowships at both Hopital Broussais in Paris, France, and OHSU.

Dr. Swanson is board certified in surgery and thoracic surgery. With more than 35 years of experience, his special expertise includes valvular heart surgery and aortic surgery.

Areas of expertise

Cardiovascular surgery; cardiac surgery; valvular heart disease

Dr. Swanson received his bachelor's degree from Princeton University.
Medical degree from University of Montpellier, France
Internship: Moncton Hospital in Canada
Residency: OHSU
Dr. Swanson is board certified in surgery and thoracic surgery.
  • English
  • French

Care Locations


Board Certifications
  • Surgery - general
  • Thoracic Surgery
Conditions Treated


Patient Ratings and Comments
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The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.9 out of 5 (43 Ratings, 3 Comments)


Dr. Swanson provided my wife and me a very detailed explanation of my condition and what course he thought I should consider.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Dr Swanson was the 2nd surgeon I saw to ask about having [...] repair or replacement surgery but he was by far the most knowledgeable and he spent a great deal of time explaining my condition, my options and why he made certain recommendations. I will definitely have him do my surgery when the time comes.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Very thorough doctor took time to explain things and to answer questions.
Providence Health & Services Patient