Brian P. Swendseid, MD
Cooper University Health Care Titles
- Director, Head & Neck Reconstructive Surgery
- Director, Transoral Robotic Surgery
- American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (Head and Neck Surgery - General)
Cooper University Physician
I am an Otolaryngologist/Head and Neck Surgeon at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper University Health. After completing residency at Thomas Jefferson University, I underwent an additional year of fellowship training at the Ohio State University’s prestigious James Cancer Hospital. This year, I focused on state-of-the-art treatment for head and neck cancer patients and advanced reconstruction.
I specialize in treating benign and malignant disorders of the throat, mouth, salivary glands, thyroid, skin and skull base, working daily alongside an excellent team that includes radiation oncologists and medical oncologists to create an individualized treatment plan for each patient. When surgery is needed, I always offer the latest surgical and reconstructive techniques to my patients if they are candidates. While treating cancer often has unintended side-effects related to impaired swallowing, speech or appearance, my team and I work with each patient to design a personalized oncologic and reconstructive plan to maximize their function and appearance after treatment.
When not in the hospital, I enjoy kayaking, fishing, and spending time outside with my wife and our corgi, Pebbles.
I see patients in our Camden and Voorhees offices.
MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper - Camden
Cooper Otolaryngology at Voorhees
Education & Training
|Medical School||Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH|
|Internship||General Surgery - University of California, San Francisco, CA|
|Residency||Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA|
|Fellowship||Head and Neck Oncologic, Open Skull Base and Microvascular Surgery – The Ohio State University/James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, Columbus, OH|
Benign and malignant neoplasms of head and neck, minimally invasive robotic surgery, microvascular reconstruction, virtual surgical planning, laryngeal cancer, thyroid surgery, parotid surgery, sialendoscopy, skull-base tumors, skin cancer, skin cancer reconstruction, facial nerve reanimation, and sleep apnea surgery
- American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
- American Head and Neck Society
- North American Skull Base Society
Awards and Honors
- Balshi Award Winner - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Otolaryngology Resident Research Day, 2020
- First Place Poster - Triological Society Sectional Meeting, 2020
- Award Winning Oral Presentation – International Salivary Congress, 2019
- Best of Orals – Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, 2019
- Triological Society Resident Travel Award, 2018
- M.D. Graduate with Distinction in Research – Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 2015
Swendseid BP, Roden DF, Vimawala S, Richa T, Sweeny L, Goldman RA, Luginbuhl A, Heffelfinger RN, Khanna S, Curry JM. Virtual Surgical Planning in Subscapular System Free Flap Reconstruction of Midface Defects. Oral Oncol. 2020 Feb;101:104508. doi: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2019.104508. Epub 2019 Dec 19. PMID: 31864958.
Swendseid B, Vimawala S, Ortlip T, Richa T, Schmidt N, Walter A, Heffelfinger R, Luginbuhl A. Platelet-Rich Plasma Enhances Distal Flap Viability and Underlying Vascularity in a Radiated Rotational Flap Rodent Model. Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med. 2020 May/Jun;22(3):181-187. doi: 10.1089/fpsam.2019.0018. Epub 2020 Apr 15. PMID: 32286865.
Sagheer SH, Swendseid B, Evans J, Rabinowitz M, Nyquist G, Rosen MR, Toskala E, Heffelfinger R, Luginbuhl AJ, Curry JM. Free tissue transfer for central skull base defect reconstruction: Case series and surgical technique. Oral Oncol. 2021 Apr;115:105220. doi: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2021.105220. Epub 2021 Feb 13. PMID: 33592564.
Swendseid B, Stewart M, Mastrolonardo E, McCreary E, Heffelfinger R, Luginbuhl A, Sweeny L, Wax MK, Curry J. Technical Considerations in Pedicle Management in Upper and Midfacial Free Flap Reconstruction. Laryngoscope. 2021 Nov;131(11):2465-2470. doi: 10.1002/lary.29708. Epub 2021 Aug 11. PMID: 34378801.
Swendseid B, Tassone P, Gilles PJ, Pavrette M, Stewart M, Babatope M, Weed D, Cognetti D, Luginbuhl A, Curry J. Taking Free Flap Surgery Abroad: A Collaborative Approach to a Complex Surgical Problem. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Mar;160(3):426-428. doi: 10.1177/0194599818818459. Epub 2018 Dec 11. PMID: 30526295.