Dr. Swan graduated from Queens University and did his residency training in Toronto in internal medicine and cardiology. He then did postgraduate training at Emory University in Atlanta in cardiac ultrasound and returned to Canada to introduce 2-dimensional echocardiography in 1977. He has held an appointment at the University of Toronto in the division of cardiology since 1977, and has held appointments at St. Michael’s Hospital, Rouge Valley Health System now Scarborough and Rouge Hospital, Southlake Hospital, Toronto East General Hospital, North York General Hospital and the Barrie Royal Victoria Hospital in the division of cardiology.
He was a founding member of the Cardiac Care Network of Ontario and was instrumental in getting one of the first non-University cath labs in Canada at Centenary Hospital in 1986. He has been active at the Ontario Medical Association as a member of the central tariff committee and has chaired a number of committees involving high technology in cardiology for the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Medical Association. He has been a leader in developing new digital technologies in his cardiac ultrasound lab, which are now used at major institutions throughout the world to improve cardiac care for patients. He has been the team cardiologist for the NHL Oldtimers since 1977. He continues to perform diagnostic cardiac catheterization and noninvasive cardiac testing and deliver cardiac care to patients in the Scarborough, Pickering, Ajax and Collingwood offices.