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Keith Swetz, MD, MA, FACP, FAAHPM

Keith M. Swetz, MD, MA, FACP, FAAHPM
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minn.


Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Master of Arts (MA), Bioethics and Health Policy

2010 – 2012


Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Doctor of Medicine (MD), Medicine

1999 – 2003


Albright College

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Biochemistry

1995 – 1999

Clinical Interests:


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  • Psychosocial Clinical Vignettes Clinical vignettes comprise of case studies and provide clinical teachings on various treatments, patient care, and medical understanding of pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary arterial hypertension. Each case study is followed by a post-test question to demonstrate knowledge acquisition. This module is discusses the psychosocial needs of patients with PAH.

Journal Articles

  • Pulmonary Hypertension and Palliative Care: What, When, Where, and Why? Communication with patients who have PH can be delicate and requires an understanding of the disease’s process, trajectory, and prognosis. PC teams possess communication skills that may benefit patients and providers with QOL optimization, delivery of difficult news, advanced care planning, and shared decision-making.