Wade Swenson, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP, joins Lakewood Health System’s medical staff as its new oncologist.
Originally from Moorhead, MN, Dr. Swenson received his undergraduate degree from the Minnesota State University Moorhead and his medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. He received his Master of Public Health degree from the University of Iowa College of Public Health, and his Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. Dr. Swenson completed residencies in internal medicine, and hematology, medical oncology and bone marrow transplant at the University of Iowa.
He is a member of the following associations: American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, American College of Physicians (Fellow), International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis, American College of Healthcare Executives, Healthcare Financial Management Association, National Rural Health Association, Minnesota Rural Health Association, and the Institute of Healthcare Improvement.
As an oncologist, Dr. Swenson practices full-spectrum medical oncology and hematology, including breast, colon, lung, and prostate cancers, and hematologic malignancies. He was drawn to the ever-changing fields of oncology and hematology because of the promise of improved therapies, the relationship between physician and patients, and the trust required to make important treatment decisions.
“I am passionate about community-based, mission-driven healthcare organizations,” said Dr. Swenson. “Lakewood is an innovative rural health system that successfully prioritizes high-quality care, the patient experience, and an exceptional workplace culture.”
Dr. Swenson has two children, and in his free time, he enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time on Minnesota lakes.
Dr. Swenson will be seeing patients in Lakewood’s Staples clinic starting September 6th.