Joseph M. Swanson, Pharm.D., FCCM, FCCP, BCPS

Associate Professor
Departments of Clinical Pharmacy & Translational Science and Pharmacology
University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy and Medicine
Assistant Director of Experiential Learning and International Programs
University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy

MEMPHIS TN 381632198
Tel: (901) 448-1418

My Current CV



Research interest/specialty

Infectious complications in the critically ill, with a focused effort in biomarkers for diagnosis of disease and response to therapy.


  1. Wood, GC, Boucher, AB, Johnson, JL, Wisniewski, JN, Magnotti, LJ, Croce, MA, Swanson, JM, Boucher, BA, Fabian, TC. Effectiveness of Pseudoephedrine as Adjunctive Therapy for Neurogenic Shock After Acute Spinal Cord Injury: A Case Series. Pharmacotherapy, 2013.
  2. Wells, DL, Swanson, JM, Wood, GC, Magnotti, LJ, Boucher, BA, Croce, MA, Harrison, CG, Muhlbauer, MS, Fabian, TC. The relationship between serum sodium and intracranial pressure when using hypertonic saline to target mild hypernatremia in patients with head trauma. Crit Care, 16 (5), R193, 2012.
  3. Parks, NA, Magnotti, LJ, Weinberg, JA, Zarzaur, BL, Schroeppel, TJ, Swanson, JM, Fabian, TC, Croce, MA. Use of the clinical pulmonary infection score to guide therapy for ventilator-associated pneumonia risks antibiotic overexposure in patients with trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg, 73 (1), 52-8; discussion 58-9, 2012.
  4. Hamilton, LA, Christopher Wood, G, Magnotti, LJ, Croce, MA, Martin, JB, Swanson, JM, Boucher, BA, Fabian, TC. Treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ventilator-associated pneumonia with high-dose vancomycin or linezolid. J Trauma Acute Care Surg, 72 (6), 1478-83, 2012.
  5. Swanson, JM, Wood, GC, Xu, L, Tang, LE, Meibohm, B, Homayouni, R, Croce, MA, Fabian, TC. Developing a gene expression model for predicting ventilator-associated pneumonia in trauma patients: a pilot study. PLoS One, 7 (8), e42065, 2012.
  6. Magnotti, LJ, Croce, MA, Zarzaur, BL, Swanson, JM, Wood, GC, Weinberg, JA, Fabian, TC. Causative pathogen dictates optimal duration of antimicrobial therapy for ventilator-associated pneumonia in trauma patients. J Am Coll Surg, 212 (4), 476-84; discussion 484-6, 2011.
  7. Czosnowski, QA, Wood, GC, Magnotti, LJ, Croce, MA, Swanson, JM, Boucher, BA, Fabian, TC. Clinical and microbiologic outcomes in trauma patients treated for Stenotrophomonas maltophilia ventilator-associated pneumonia. Pharmacotherapy, 31 (4), 338-45, 2011.
  8. Wood, GC, Underwood, EL, Croce, MA, Swanson, JM, Fabian, TC. Treatment of recurrent Stenotrophomonas maltophilia ventilator-associated pneumonia with doxycycline and aerosolized colistin. Ann Pharmacother, 44 (10), 1665-8, 2010.
  9. Finks, SW, Oliphant, CS, Manguso, AH, Rogers, KC, Bridges, G, Haidar, CE, Lee, KR, Lee, M, Lobo, B, May, AM, Reaves, A, Swanson, JM, Swims, M, Vinson, J, Yates, ME. Activities of Memphis-area hospitals to meet National Patient Safety Goals for warfarin therapy. Am J Health Syst Pharm, 66 (24), 2179-88, 2009.
  10. Wood, GC, Swanson, JM. Managing ventilator-associated pneumonia. AACN Adv Crit Care, 20 (4), 309-16; quiz 317-8, 2009.
  11. Swanson, JM, Mueller, EW, Croce, MA, Wood, GC, Boucher, BA, Magnotti, LJ, Fabian, TC. Changes in Pulmonary Cytokines during Antibiotic Therapy for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia. Surg Infect (Larchmt), 2009.
  12. Czosnowski, QA, Wood, GC, Magnotti, LJ, Croce, MA, Swanson, JM, Boucher, BA, Fabian, TC. Adjunctive aerosolized antibiotics for treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia. Pharmacotherapy, 29 (9), 1054-60, 2009.
  13. Magnotti, LJ, Schroeppel, TJ, Clement, LP, Swanson, JM, Bee, TK, Maish, GO, Minard, G, Zarzaur, BL, Fischer, PE, Fabian, TC, Croce, MA. Efficacy of monotherapy in the treatment of Pseudomonas ventilator-associated pneumonia in patients with trauma. J Trauma, 66 (4), 1052-8; discussion 1058-9, 2009.
  14. Czosnowski, QA, Swanson, JM, Lobo, BL, Broyles, JE, Deaton, PR, Finch, CK. Evaluation of glycemic control following discontinuation of an intensive insulin protocol. J Hosp Med, 4 (1), 28-34, 2009.
  15. Swanson, JM, Wood, GC, Croce, MA, Mueller, EW, Boucher, BA, Fabian, TC. Utility of preliminary bronchoalveolar lavage results in suspected ventilator-associated pneumonia. J Trauma, 65 (6), 1271-7, 2008.
  16. Magnotti, LJ, Schroeppel, TJ, Fabian, TC, Clement, LP, Swanson, JM, Fischer, PE, Bee, TK, Maish, GO, Minard, G, Zarzaur, BL, Croce, MA. Reduction in inadequate empiric antibiotic therapy for ventilator-associated pneumonia: impact of a unit-specific treatment pathway. Am Surg, 74 (6), 516-22; discussion 522-3, 2008.
  17. Mueller, EW, Croce, MA, Boucher, BA, Hanes, SD, Wood, GC, Swanson, JM, Chennault, SK, Fabian, TC. Repeat bronchoalveolar lavage to guide antibiotic duration for ventilator-associated pneumonia. J Trauma, 63 (6), 1329-37; discussion 1337, 2007.
  18. Self, TH, Arnold, LB, Czosnowski, LM, Swanson, JM, Swanson, H. Inadequate skill of healthcare professionals in using asthma inhalation devices. J Asthma, 44 (8), 593-8, 2007.
  19. Swanson, JM. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: a general review. J Infus Nurs, 30 (4), 232-40, 2007.
  20. Wood, GC, Swanson, JM. Aerosolised antibacterials for the prevention and treatment of hospital-acquired pneumonia. Drugs, 67 (6), 903-14, 2007.
  21. Claridge, JA, Edwards, NM, Swanson, J, Fabian, TC, Weinberg, JA, Wood, C, Croce, MA. Aerosolized ceftazidime prophylaxis against ventilator-associated pneumonia in high-risk trauma patients: results of a double-blind randomized study. Surg Infect (Larchmt), 8 (1), 83-90, 2007.
  22. Boucher, BA, Wood, GC, Swanson, JM. Pharmacokinetic changes in critical illness. Crit Care Clin, 22 (2), 255-71, vi, 2006.
  23. Croce, MA, Swanson, JM, Magnotti, LJ, Claridge, JA, Weinberg, JA, Wood, GC, Boucher, BA, Fabian, TC. The futility of the clinical pulmonary infection score in trauma patients. J Trauma, 60 (3), 523-7; discussion 527-8, 2006.
  24. Nelson, DR, Felix, CM, Swanson, JM. Highly conserved charge-pair networks in the mitochondrial carrier family. J Mol Biol, 277 (2), 285-308, 1998.