William B. Swallow, DO '79, MS/FM ’20, FACOFP | PCOM Board of Trustees
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WILLIAM B. SWALLOW, DO ’79, MS/FM ’20, FACOFP; CAPTAIN, MC, USNR (RET.) 
Member, Board of Trustees - Alumni Representative 


William B. Swallow, DO ’79, MS/FM ’20, FACOFP; Captain, MC, USNR (ret.)

William B. Swallow, DO ’79, MS/FM ’20, FACOFP, Captain, MC, USNR (ret.) has practiced osteopathic family medicine for 42 years while embedding himself in community service in various capacities.

Dr. Swallow served in the United States Naval Reserve and retired as a Captain in the Medical Corps. He served in Operation Desert Storm as a medical officer, working in casualty receiving and in a medical ward.

Dr. Swallow holds leadership positions in many medical organizations including chairman of the Pennsylvania State Board of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a trustee to the board of trustees and a member of the executive committee of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association as well as a longtime member of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, currently serving on the Federal Legislation and Advocacy Committee and the Medical and Professional Ethics Committee. He is the past president of the PCOM Alumni Association.

As a testament to his devotion and commitment to rural medicine, Dr. Swallow and his wife, Elizabeth J. Swallow, established the William and Elizabeth Swallow Endowed Fund for Rural Medicine at PCOM. The $500,000 fund is available to PCOM students completing rural medicine rotations.

A native Pennsylvanian, Dr. Swallow grew up in the Lehigh Valley. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in radiological physics from Bucknell University and a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree and a master’s degree in forensic medicine from PCOM.

Dr. and Mrs. Swallow have three children: W. Jason Swallow, Jennifer R. Kauf, VMD; and Matthew J. Swallow.

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