Dr. Joshua Swan is an active clinician, clinical researcher, and educator. After graduating with a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Mississippi in 2009, Dr. Swan moved to Houston, Texas to conduct two years of postgraduate clinical training in hospital pharmacy and critical care medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital. From 2011 to 2016, Dr. Swan was an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Texas Southern University and a Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in the Department of Pharmacy at Houston Methodist Hospital. In 2013, Dr. Swan joined the Center of Outcomes Research in the Department of Surgery at Houston Methodist. In 2016, he joined Houston Methodist System Pharmacy as an Administrative Specialist in Drug Information, Formulary Management, and Research to oversee the drug information rotation for PGY1 residents and hospital and health-system rotation for fourth-year pharmacy students and support system formulary policy decisions and implementation. Dr. Swan developed and served as the inaugural chair of the Houston Methodist Pharmacy Research Committee from 2015-2019. In 2017, he developed the Houston Methodist Clinical Pharmacy Fellowship in Outcomes Research that is one of a few fellowships in the country that meet American College of Clinical Pharmacy research fellowship training guidelines.
The national reputation of his research has been recognized by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists through a 2009 Literature Award and 2015 Excellence in Medication Safety award. The national reputation of his research is recognized by the Society of Critical Care Medicine through a 2014 travel grant from the Surgery Section for a top podium abstract, young investigator award from the Pharmacy Section in 2016, presidential citation in 2016, and induction as a Fellow in 2019. Dr. Swan previously served on the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists New Practitioners Forum Science and Research Advisory Group and on the Board of Directors for the Texas Chapter of the Society of Critical Care Medicine.