Keith R. Swanson, MD has practiced orthopedic surgery in Lake Tahoe and the Carson Valley since 1979. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. His Internship was completed in Sacramento, CA at the University of California, Davis Medical Center. After duties as a General Medical Officer with the U.S. Army stationed in Germany, he completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco, CA and Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children in St. Louis, MO. After serving as an Army Orthopedic Surgeon at Reynolds Army Hospital, Ft. Sill, OK., he entered private practice with Tahoe Fracture Clinic in South Lake Tahoe. In 1996, he became one of the founders of Lake Tahoe Orthopedic Institute. He also was a founding member of the Tahoe Sports Medicine Fellowship which continues to train orthopedic surgeons in sports medicine techniques.He was the Past Program Direction of the Fellowship until his
retirement in 2019.
Dr. Swanson is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has sub speciality certification in Sports Medicine.He is an active member of the American Academy Orthopedic Sports Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Swanson specializes in sports injuries including all knee and shoulder problems. He also has special interest in knee replacements. Since his recent retirement from full-time orthopedic surgery he will continue to provide patient care and consultations via telemedicine.
Board certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery