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David Ethan Swee, MD
Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health and Associate Dean for Education



  • Undergraduate school: Grinnell College, BA, 1969
  • Graduate School: Dalhousie University Medical School, MD, 1975
  • Residency: Family Practice Residency- Somerset Medical Center, 1975-77
  • Fellowship: American Council on Education/F. Marian Bishop Fellowship: 2002 -03

Board certification

  • American Board of Family Medicine, Diplomate, 1977
  • Recertification, 1983, 1989, 1995, 2001, 2007
  • Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians, 1978


Peer-reviewed original articles:

  • Cassidy RC, Swee DE, Stuart MR. Teaching biopsycho-ethical medicine in a family practice clerkship. J Med Educ 1983;58:778-83.
  • Swee DE, Stuart MR. Teaching the residency application process to third-year medical students. J Med Educ 1986;61:406-8.
  • Swee DE, Winter RO, Hammond BL. Testing a model of academic career development. Fam Med 1989;21:350-54.
  • Rogers JC, Swee DE, and Ullian J. Teaching medical decision making. Medical Teacher 1991;13(2):157-64.
  • Swee DE, Toro-Echague B, Formica P. Providing continuing education for physicians: Applying for and renewing institutional accreditation status. NJ Med 1992;89(3):219-22.
  • Like RC, Breckenridge MB, Swee DE, Lieberman III JA. Family health science and the new generalist practitioner. Family Systems Medicine 1993;11(2):149-61.
  • Tallia AF, Swee DE, Winter RO, Lichtig LK, Knabe FM, Kanuf RA. Family Practice graduate medical education and hospital patient care costs in New Jersey. Acad Med 1994;69(9):747-53.
  • Garner JG, Scherger JE, Beasley JW, Rodney WM, Swee DE, Garrett EA, Kahn NB. Responses to questions about the specialty of family practice as a career. Am Fam Phys 1999;60:167-74.
  • Frantz AC, Beebe SA, Horvath VS, Canales, J, Swee DE. The roles of teaching and learning centers. To improve the academy: resources for faculty, instructional and organizational development 2005;23:72-90
  • Pradhan A, Ebert G, Brug P, Swee D, Ananth CV. Evaluating pelvic examination training:  does faculty involvement make a difference: a randomized controlled trial. Teach Learn Med 2010;22:293-7.
  • Terregino CA, Corbett SA, PradhanA, Saks NS, Swee D, Lowry SF. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Acad Med 2010; 85(9):S349-52.

Books and chapters:

  • Swee DE (ed). Teaching family medicine in medical school: a companion to Predoctoral education in family medicine. Kansas City, MO, The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the American Academy of Family Physicians, 1991.
  • Kostis J, Swee D (eds). Commonly Observed Aspects of Potassium Metabolism and its Impact on Primary Care. New York/New Brunswick, Churchill Communications North America, Inc./UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School CME, 1996.
  • Amorosa LF, Swee DE. Diabetes mellitus, in (Rakel RE ed). Rakel textbook of family medicine, 7th edition, Philadelphia, PA, WB Saunders Co., 2007, pp 989-1020.
  • Amorosa LF, Esther JL Swee DE. Diabetes mellitus, in (Rakel RE ed). Rakel textbook of family medicine, 8th edition, Philadelphia, PA, WB Saunders Co., 2011, pp 731-55.