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Craig S. Swafford, MD, FACS

Dr. Swafford, board certified through the American Board of Surgery (ABS) is a general surgeon specializing in laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Swafford joined University Surgical Associates in 2008.

Dr. Swafford has office hours at USA's Dayton office on Tuesday (8:30-noon), Wednesday (1-5 pm) and Thursday (1-5 pm), and at the Hixson office on every other Wednesday (9-11:30 am). Dr. Swafford performs surgery at Rhea County Medical Center, Plaza Surgery Center at Erlanger, Erlanger Hospital and CHI Memorial Hixson.

Dr.Swafford is an assistant professor of surgery, Department of Surgery, for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga.

Nurse: Jennifer Jordan, RN
Contact:  (423) 775-5800 


Tennessee Wesleyan College
Athens, TN
Bachelor of Science, Biology and Chemistry
1997 – 1999

UT College of Medicine
Memphis, TN 
Medical Degree
1999 – 2003

General Surgery
UT College of Medicine
Knoxville, TN
2003 – 2004

General Surgery
UT College of Medicine
Knoxville, TN
2004 – 2008

Academic Appointments

2008 – 2011
Instructor in Surgery
Department of Surgery
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

2012 – present
Assistant Professor in Surgery
Department of Surgery
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN


ABS, 2009
Medical License – Tennessee, 2005

Military Service

United States Navy
Active Duty: 1987 – 1994
Reserves: 1987 – 2012
SEAL Retired
04 Lieutenant Commander


In the News
Better Living Magazine, Spring '13

Professional Organizations: Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society; Society of Critical Care Medicine; Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons; American College of Surgeons; Member, Chattanooga Hamilton County Medical Society; Volunteer with United Way of Rhea County, Graysville Elementary School PTA; Member of St. Bridges Catholic Church.
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