Dowzell M. Swayngim

Dowzell M. Swayngim, MD




  • Vascular Surgery


  • Active


Medical School

Wake Forest University/Bowman Gray School of Medicine


Lutheran Medical Center; Yale University of Medicine


Lutheran Medical Center


I trained at Yale University in General Surgery and then in Vascular Surgery at Case Western Reserve. When I came to this area 35 years ago, there were no other vascular surgeons. I’ve worked in larger cities, but I like being in a smaller town. I like Sandusky. I liked being the first in the area and the first vascular surgeon to implement a lot of cutting-edge procedures. I feel like I’ve contributed to better and safer outcomes, in addition to helping my patients achieve a better state of health.

I was attracted to Firelands because I could pave my own way as the first vascular surgeon in the area. From the beginning, Firelands has given me and my colleagues the support and infrastructure we need to continue to be nationally-ranked. Firelands does an excellent job of providing dedicated care to patients. It truly is a team effort, especially when it comes to surgery. Everyone on the surgery, medical, and nursing teams is committed to patient care. Having vascular surgery available to our community means that more people are getting the care they need. As our population ages and peripheral artery disease becomes more common, it is important that we are able to stay on the cutting edge. Firelands gives us the latest technology and we have been able to save our community money, time, and effort by keeping nationally-ranked care in our local region.

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