About Jacob Swords
I grew up in Birmingham, AL, and received my bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Auburn University. I attended the University of South Alabama College of Medicine to receive my MD.
- MD, University of South Alabama College of Medicine
About Jacob Swords
I grew up in Birmingham, AL, and received my bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Auburn University. I attended the University of South Alabama College of Medicine for medical school. I enjoy traveling and watching college football or Premier League soccer in my free time.
What attracted you to WVU surgery for residency?
I was looking for a general surgery program that provided broad, comprehensive surgical training as shown by graduates going immediately to practice, as well as graduates moving on to complete competitive fellowships. In my interview, I loved the community and the camaraderie of the residents. I also liked that there were quite a few residents who took advantage of all the great outdoor activities around the area.
What makes our program unique?
I think our Fresh Tissue Lab provides a learning opportunity that is not really seen at other programs. It provides experience going through operative steps on real tissue and anatomy in a more teaching environment.
What do you like about living in Morgantown?
Morgantown is a great small college town with affordable housing and plenty of food options.
- Resident member of the American College of Surgeons
- Resident member of the American Medical Association
- Sushanth Reddy et. All (8th author) “Timed Stair Climbing is the Single Strongest Predictor of Peri-Operative Complications in Patients Undergoing Abdominal Surgery” Journal of the American College of Surgeons 222(4) 559–566, 2016
- Brandon Singletary et. All (5th author) “Gaps in the Postoperative Conversation: A Comprehensive Review of Current Practices and the Unmet Needs of Surgeons, Families, and Waiting Room Personnel” The American Surgeon 83(7) 812-820, 2017
- Sushanth Reddy, Jacob A. Swords, Mary Glenn Waldrop, Carlo M. Contreras, Martin J. Heslin, Benjamin Wei “Effect of nodal status compared to tumor response after radiation on outcomes for patients with esophageal cancer” Journal of Clinical Oncology 35(4) 147, 2017
- Oral Presentation: “Effect of nodal status compared to tumor response after radiation on outcomes for patients with esophageal cancer” Swords, Jacob; Waldrop, Mary Glenn; Contreras, Carlo; Heslin, Martin; Wei, Benjamin; Cerfolio, Robert; Wang, Thomas; Reddy, Sushanth; Society of Asian Academic Surgeons September 2016.
- “The Impact of a Multidisciplinary Team and Cancer-Specific Tumor Board in Improving Processes and Outcomes in Patients with Rectal Cancer” Swords, Jacob; Iliff, Greire; Wang, Bin; Rider, Paul; Hunter, John; Grimm, Leander; American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons June 2019.
I enjoy traveling and watching college football or premier league soccer in my free time.