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JaBaris Swain, MD, MPH

Dr. JaBaris Swain attended the University of Georgia, earning a Bachelor of Science degree with honors. He attended the Medical College of Georgia, after which he began general surgery residency at Morehouse School of Medicine. Upon completing PGY-2, JaBaris exited clinical training and joined the translational research lab of Dr. Charles Bridges as an NIH postdoctoral research fellow. He next continued his clinical training in Boston at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School.

At the Brigham, JaBaris completed one year as a junior clinical fellow in cardiovascular intensive care, earned his MPH at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, and spent one year abroad in Rwanda, studying outcomes of cardiac surgery in kids and adolescents, while serving as a research advisor to the Rwandan Ministry of Health in the area of cardiovascular disease. He completed the general surgery residency at the Brigham and matched into the cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he remained for an additional year of advanced fellowship. Throughout his training, JaBaris has remained committed to humanitarian cardiac surgery and public health by returning to Rwanda annually to provide cardiovascular care, including surgery, to young adults and adolescents. He plans to visit Uganda in 2020 and familiarize himself with Bulamu operations.