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J. Douglas Swarts, PhD

John Swarts, PhD
Job Title Research Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5460 Phone

Education and Training

Graduate School:

1989 University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA


  • Association for Research in Otolaryngology    
  • Association for the Advancement of Science

Board Certifications

  • State Board of Education/Pennsylvania, Biology and Chemistry


  • BS, Cum Laude, University of Akron  
  • Phi Sigma Honorary, University of Akron    
  • Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship


  • Li-Korotky HS, Swarts JD, Hebda PA, Doyle WJ. Cathepsin gene expression profile in rat acute pneumococcal otitis media. Laryngoscope. Jun 2004;114(6):1032-1036.
  • Chen A, Li-Korotky HS, Hebda PA , Zeevi A, Swarts JD. Gene Expression Profiles of Early Pneumococcal Otitis Media in the Rat.  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol., Oct 2005. 69(10): p. 1383-1393.
  • Kanick SC, Kasi S, Swarts JD, Banks J, Yuksel S, Doyle WJ.  Accuracy of CO2 conductance predicted using a morphometric model of middle ear mucosa. Acta Otolaryngol. Dec 2006;126(12)1252-1259.

    View Dr. Swarts' full list of publications from PubMed.

Research Interests

  • Eustachian structure and function
  • Middle ear inflammatory responses
  • Darwinian medicine

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Eustachian tube function in adolescents and adults
  • Biomechanical Evaluation of Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Middle Ear Pressure Regulation in Health and Disease
  • In Vivo Virulence Gene Expression in Acute Otitis Media
Last Update
June 23, 2015
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Last Update
June 23, 2015