Kurtis Swanson, MD

  • Transplant Medicine
Kurtis Swanson, MD


Kurtis Swanson, MD, is a UW Health transplant medicine doctor, and an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He evaluates and treats patients for kidney and other solid organ (pancreas, liver, heart and lung) transplants.

Dr. Swanson provides the full scope of care for patients who have severe kidney disease. He also cares for people with other solid organ issues along with a kidney disorder. From initial evaluations to post-transplant care, he supports patients through every stage of their transplant journey and beyond.

Understanding the uncertainty and fear his patients face, Dr. Swanson prioritizes compassionate, whole-person care. He meets people where they are and works with them to create tailored plans that reflect their values. As a lifelong partner to his patients, he looks forward to helping them thrive.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Swanson researches new ways to improve post-operative patient care by analyzing studies on kidney and other solid organ transplants.

Outside of work, Dr. Swanson enjoys fly fishing and spending time with his family.

I strive to help my patients live their best lives and accomplish the dreams they’ve set before them.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
Medical School
  • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI

Areas of expertise