James M. Swinehart, M.D. is a board-certified Dermatologist, and has been in private practice in Denver, Colorado, since 1979. He was born in Seattle, Washington, and grew up in Fresno, California, where he was valedictorian of his high school class. The University of California at Berkeley was next attended for four years with a major in chemistry.
At Creighton University School of Medicine, he ranked third in his class of 85, graduating Cum Laude (with honors) as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. During his residency at the University of Colorado, Dr. Swinehart received his specialty training and was Chief Resident in Dermatology in 1977-1978.
In addition to a position as Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, other Medical Staff privileges include those at Porter, Swedish, Craig, St. Luke’s, Presbyterian, and Littleton Hospitals.
Professional society memberships include the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and Colorado Dermatologic Society (president in 1992). In addition, Dr. Swinehart founded the Colorado Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Dr. Swinehart has authored over 40 articles in dermatology and dermatologic surgery journals. He has spoken at national meetings, including the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Colorado Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery. He has also performed skin cancer screenings at several Lutheran churches in the Denver metro area.
His wife, Joan, is from Clinton, Iowa, and is a Registered Nurse. The Swineharts have three children.
Dr. Swinehart specializes in treatment of skin cancer and skin cancer surgery. Unwanted moles, cysts, growths, warts, and other lesions can often be treated in the office under local anesthesia. The skin cancer rate in Colorado is one of the highest in the nation owing to the high altitude ultraviolet light, and long history of sun exposure, in our state.
For further information, you may visit the Colorado Dermatology Center’s website at www.coloderm.com or call the office at (303)744-1202 for further information. The office fax number is (303)744-0418.