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Garth R. Swanson, MD, MS

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
Board Certification:
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Residency: Rush University Medical Center - Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center - Gastroenterology
Clinical Expertise:
  • Blood in stool
  • Colitis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Crohn's disease
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Fistula
  • Microscopic colitis
  • Ulcerative colitis
Research Interests:
  • Environmental factors and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Gastrointestinal disorders and alcohol
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. Decreased melatonin secretion is associated with increased intestinal permeability and marker of endotoxemia in alcoholics.
    Swanson GR, Gorenz A, Shaikh M, Desai V, Forsyth C, Fogg L, Burgess HJ, Keshavarzian A
    Am. J. Physiol. Gastrointest. Liver Physiol.
    2015 Jun 15
  2. HIV-associated mucosal gene expression: region-specific alterations.
    Voigt RM, Keshavarzian A, Losurdo J, Swanson G, Siewe B, Forsyth CB, French AL, Demarais P, Engen P, Raeisi S, Mutlu E, Landay AL
    2015 Jan 14
  3. Response to Dr. Kawada.
    Swanson G, Rizvydeen M, Burgess H, Keshavarzian A
    Am. J. Physiol. Gastrointest. Liver Physiol.
    2015 Aug 15
  4. Hepatitis B vaccination in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
    Ben Musa R, Gampa A, Basu S, Keshavarzian A, Swanson G, Brown M, Abraham R, Bruninga K, Losurdo J, DeMeo M, Mobarhan S, Shapiro D, Mutlu E
    World J. Gastroenterol.
    2014 Nov 7
  5. Circadian rhythms, alcohol and gut interactions.
    Forsyth CB, Voigt RM, Burgess HJ, Swanson GR, Keshavarzian A
    2014 Nov 14
  6. A compositional look at the human gastrointestinal microbiome and immune activation parameters in HIV infected subjects.
    Mutlu EA, Keshavarzian A, Losurdo J, Swanson G, Siewe B, Forsyth C, French A, Demarais P, Sun Y, Koenig L, Cox S, Engen P, Chakradeo P, Abbasi R, Gorenz A, Burns C, Landay A
    PLoS Pathog.
    2014 Feb
  7. Diagnostic Medical Radiation in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: How to Limit Risk and Maximize Benefit.
    Swanson G, Behara R, Braun R, Keshavarzian A.
    Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2013
    2013 Jun 20. [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Unusual thrombotic complications.
    Broucek JR, Francescatti AB, Swanson GR, Keshavarzian A, Brand MI, Saclarides TJ.
    Am Surg. 2012
    2012 Jun
    78(6):728-9. No abstract available.
  9. Role of intestinal circadian genes in alcohol-induced gut leakiness.
    Swanson G, Forsyth CB, Tang Y, Shaikh M, Zhang L, Turek FW, Keshavarzian A.
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2011
    2011 Jul
    35(7):1305-14. doi: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.2011.01466.x. Epub 2011 Apr 4.
  10. Sleep disturbances and inflammatory bowel disease: a potential trigger for disease flare?
    Swanson GR, Burgess HJ, Keshavarzian A.
    Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2011
    2011 Jan
    7(1):29-36. doi: 10.1586/eci.10.83. Review.
  11. Is moderate red wine consumption safe in inactive inflammatory bowel disease?
    Swanson GR, Tieu V, Shaikh M, Forsyth C, Keshavarzian A.
    Digestion. 2011
    84(3):238-44. doi: 10.1159/000329403. Epub 2011 Aug 26.
  12. Pattern of alcohol consumption and its effect on gastrointestinal symptoms in inflammatory bowel disease.
    Swanson GR, Sedghi S, Farhadi A, Keshavarzian A.
    Alcohol. 2010
    2010 May
    44(3):223-8. doi: 10.1016/j.alcohol.2009.10.019.
  13. Endogenous melatonin profiles in asymptomatic inflammatory bowel disease.
    Burgess HJ, Swanson GR, Keshavarzian A.
    Scand J Gastroenterol. 2010
    2010 Jun
    45(6):759-61. doi: 10.3109/00365521003749818. No abstract available.
  14. Use of a new jumbo forceps improves tissue acquisition of Barrett's esophagus surveillance biopsies.
    Komanduri S, Swanson G, Keefer L, Jakate S.
    Gastrointest Endosc. 2009
    2009 Dec
    70(6):1072-8.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2009.04.009.
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