David Swedler

David Swedler, DO, is a Surgeon at CHI Saint Joseph Health – Center for Weight Loss Surgery in Lexington, Kentucky

David Swedler is an expert surgeon specializing in weight loss surgery who now practices at CHI Saint Joseph Health in Lexington.

Swedler recently conducted a study that demonstrated how police officers are more likely to be killed with firearms in states with high gun ownership rates, suggesting that policymakers and politicians seeking to protect police officers should reconsider the strength of their state’s gun laws.

Professional Career

David Swedler, DO, recently joined CHI Saint Joseph Health- Center for Weight Loss Surgery as a robotic bariatric surgery specialist in Lexington area. He brings with him an interest in helping patients reclaim their health through weight loss surgery and minimally invasive procedures.

He holds both a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies and Economics from Allegheny College as well as a Doctorate of Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. Additionally, he has over 15 years of teaching experience, serving seven as an instructor at Allegheny College and two as an Environmental Pollution Control instructor at Penn State. Currently he is pursuing his Master of Public Health in General Epidemiology degree through University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health.

Personal Life

David Swedler is a general surgeon based out of Washington. His practice, affiliated with CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group, provides various surgical procedures, including bariatric surgery. In addition, Swedler serves as research assistant professor of environmental and occupational health sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. Throughout his personal life, Swedler enjoys traveling and spending time with family as well as staying fit by exercising at least five times each week – plus being part of both American College of Surgeons and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery!

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