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Shanna M. Swartwood

Shanna M. Swartwood, MD

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

Layton Parkway Clinic

Primary Children's Hospital Outpatient Services at Layton Hospital, Pediatric Neurology

Primary Children's Hospital

Pediatric Neurology
Salt Lake City

Primary Children's Hospital Outpatient Services at Riverton


University of Utah Hospital

University Pediatric Clinic
Salt Lake City
  • Board Certification

    American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Special Qualification in Child Neurology)
  • Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Pediatrics -Primary
    Academic Divisions Neurology
    Board Certification
    American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Special Qualification in Child Neurology)

    Education history

    Fellowship Pediatric Epilepsy - University of Utah Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine Fellow
    Child Neurology - University of Utah Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine Resident
    Professional Medical Medicine - University of Oklahoma College of Medicine M.D.
    Major: Neuroscience; Minor: English - University of California Los Angeles B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Raas Q, Wood A, Stevenson TJ, Swartwood S, Liu S, Kannan RM, Kannan S, Bonkowsky JL (2024). Generation and characterization of a zebrafish gain-of-function ACOX1 Mitchell disease model. Front Pediatr, 12, 1326886. (Read full article)
    2. Swartwood SM, Morales A, Hatchell KE, Moretz C, McKnight D, Demmer L, Chagnon S, Aradhya S, Esplin ED, Bonkowsky JL (2023). Early genetic testing in pediatric epilepsy: Diagnostic and cost implications. Epilepsia Open. (Read full article)
    3. Vielleux MJ, Swartwood S, Nguyen D, James KE, Barbeau B, Bonkowsky JL (2022). SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Increased Risk for Pediatric Stroke. Pediatr Neurol. (Read full article)
    4. Swartwood S, Espinoza AC, Nelson GR (2022). Stroke as the presenting feature of Covid-19 in a pediatric patient. J Pediatr Neurol, 20(05), 336-40.
    5. Eisenberg J, Swartwood S, Dudley N (2021). Clinical Pediatrics: Cerebral Vasculitis. Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine, 35(11), 14-15.
    6. Swartwood S, Wilkes J, Bonkowsky JL, Trandafir CC (2021). Celiac Disease in Children: An Association With Drug-Resistant Epilepsy. Pediatr Neurol, 120, 12-17. (Read full article)


    1. Swartwood S, Pham K, Candee MS (2020). Pediatric Migraine Phenomena and Variants: Don't Let Them Go Over Your Head. [Review]. Curr Pain Headache Rep, 24(9), 47. (Read full article)

    Case Report

    1. Swartwood S, Seay M (2019). Ocular Myasthenia: The benefit of the ice and rest test. Moran CORE.


    1. Candee MS, Swartwood S (2020). How to Discuss Treatment Options for the Adolescent Patient with Migraine.


    1. Swartwood, SM (2024). Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. The Medical Home portal is a clinical decision support, patient education and service website for clinicians and families caring for children and youth with special health care needs.  [Web]. Salt Lake City, Utah: Medical Home Portal. Available: