Dr. Dallas Swanson, a resident with Oregon Health Sciences University’s Cascade East campus in Klamath Falls, will be serving at Mountain View Medical Clinic Oct. 25 to Nov. 26 as part of the OHSU Rural Residency Program.
Dr. Swanson has ties to Wallowa County, having lived here as a child before his family moved to Sandy, where he graduated from high school. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Western Oregon University, worked in public health in Oaxaca, Mexico, and then spent three years working at the Portland Veterans Administration Medical Center before enrolling in medical school at OHSU.
During medical school Dr. Swanson spent a year in Peru on a Fulbright-Fogarty scholarship, where he studied pork tapeworms that cause epilepsy.
“I like family medicine because it gives me the opportunity to build relationships with people and a community over many years,” he said. “When not practicing medicine, Dr. Swanson enjoys the outdoors, basketball and helping his wife Katie, a former high school Spanish teacher who is now a full-time vegetable farmer.
Dr. Swanson joins two former Cascade East residents at Mountain View Medical Clinic, Dr. Kirsten Caine and Dr. Emily Sheahan.
Story published in the Wallowa County Chieftan