Melanie D. Swift, M.D.

Melanie Swift, M.D., is an occupational medicine physician and internist, with a special interest in the health and well-being of healthcare personnel. Her clinical focus includes:

  • Workplace health and wellness
  • Medical center occupational health
  • Latent tuberculosis infection
  • Exposures to infectious diseases
  • Immunizations
  • Occupational safety and fitness for duty
  • Commercial driver evaluations
  • Management of healthcare personnel with infectious diseases
  • Management of occupational exposures

In addition to her clinical activities, Dr. Swift is active in research and education, providing mentorship to residents, fellows, and medical students. She is active in the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and is a national expert on Medical Center Occupational Health. She helps develop national guidelines for the management of healthcare workers and publishes in medical journals.

  • Occupational Health
  • Immunizations
  • Infectious Disease Exposures
  • Latent Tuberculosis Infection
  • Medical Center Occupational Health
  • Work Injury Care and Return To Work
  1. 1995
    Residency - Internal MedicineRoger Williams Hospital, Brown University
  2. 1992
    MDUniversity of Tennessee College of Medicine
  3. 1987
    BA - Biology and PsychologyRhodes College
  4.  
    MPH - Executive Public Health PracticeUniversity of Minnesota School of Public Health

Certifications

  1. 1995
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2014
    5-Star Excellence Award for Patient SatisfactionVanderbilt University Medical Center
  2. 2013
    Outstanding Faculty AwardMeharry Medical College; Department of Family and Community Medicine; Occupational Medicine Residency Program
  3. 2013
    Patriotic Employer AwardOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  4. 2013
    5-Star Excellence Award for Patient SatisfactionVanderbilt University Medical Center
  5. 2011
    Outstanding Journal ContributionAssociation of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare
  6. 2008
    FellowAmerican College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  7. 2001
    F. Tremaine Billings Faculty Teaching AwardVanderbilt University School of Medicine; Department of Medicine; Division of General Internal Medicine
  8. 2000
    Best Clinical VignetteNational Society of General Internal Medicine Meeting
  9. 1992
    Outstanding Clinical Clerk in PsychiatryUniversity of Tennessee College of Medicine
  10. 1987
    Gooch Merit Scholarship - full tuitionUniversity of Tennessee College of Medicine
  11. 1987
    Phi Beta KappaRhodes College
  12. 1983
    Morse Merit Scholarship – full tuitionRhodes College
  13. 1983
    National Merit ScholarshipRhodes College

Professional memberships

  1. 2018 - present
    Subject Matter ExpertEnterprise Institutional Biosafety Committee
  2. 2018 - present
    Committee MemberCommittee on Research and Educational Institution Occupational Health, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine; Committee on Research and Educational Institution Occupational Health
  3. 2017 - present
    Medical DirectorMayo Medical School; Preparation for Clinical and Away Rotations (PCAR) Bootcamp
  4. 2017 - present
    Faculty MentorBounce Day Disaster Preparedness
  5. 2017 - present
    Task Force MemberAskMayoExpert; Knowledge Content Board - Occupational Medicine
  6. 2017 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  7. 2017 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society
  8. 2017 - present
    MemberCentral States Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association
  9. 2017 - present
    Advisory PanelistThe Joint Commission; Hospital Respiratory Protection Programs Technical Advisory Panel
  10. 2016 - 2017
    Working Group MemberAmerican College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine; American Occupational Health Conference; National Planning Committee
  11. 2016 - 2017
    Voting MemberInstitutional Biosafety Committee, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Institutional Biosafety Committee
  12. 2016 - 2017
    Voting MemberInstitutional Biosafety Committee, Vanderbilt University; Institutional Biosafety Committee
  13. 2016 - 2017
    MemberReturn to Work Committee, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Return to Work Committee
  14. 2016 - 2017
    MemberReturn to Work Committee, Vanderbilt University; Return to Work Committee
  15. 2016 - 2017
    Working Group MemberWriting group on Occupational Health Services in Medical Centers, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine; Writing group on Occupational Health Services in Medical Centers
  16. 2016 - present
    Immediate Past ChairMedical Center Occupational Health Section, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  17. 2014 - 2017
    MemberVanderbilt University Medical Center; Influenza Immunization Exemption Committee
  18. 2014 - 2016
    MemberVanderbilt University Medical Center; Ebola Task Force
  19. 2013 - 2016
    ChairMedical Center Occupational Health Section, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  20. 2013
    Working Group MemberTask Force on Pertussis Vaccination of Healthcare Workers, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine; Task Force on Pertussis Vaccination of Healthcare Workers
  21. 2012 - 2017
    MemberVanderbilt University Medical Center; Infection Control Executive Committee
  22. 2012 - 2013
    Working Group MemberAmerican College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine; Task Force on Tuberculosis and Healthcare Workers
  23. 2010 - 2011
    Working Group MemberU.S. Department of Health and Human Services; National Vaccine Advisory Committee; Health Care Personnel Influenza Vaccination Working Group
  24. 2009
    Working Group MemberWriting group on Occupational Health Services in Medical Centers, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine; Writing group on Occupational Health Services in Medical Centers
  25. 2008 - 2013
    Vice ChairMedical Center Occupational Health Section, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  26. 2008 - 2009
    Past PresidentTennessee College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  27. 2008
    ChairWriting Group on Protecting Healthcare Workers from Influenza, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine; Writing Group on Protecting Healthcare Workers from Influenza
  28. 2007 - 2008
    PresidentTennessee College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  29. 2006 - 2007
    Vice PresidentTennessee College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  30. 2006 - present
    Executive Board MemberMedical Center Occupational Health Section, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  31. 2005 - 2016
    DelegateHouse of Delegates, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  32. 2005 - 2006
    Secretary/TreasurerTennessee College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  33. 2002 - 2005
    Board of DirectorsTennessee College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  34. 2002 - present
    MemberAssociation of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare
  35. 2001 - 2017
    MemberVanderbilt University and Medical Center; Animal User Occupational Health and Safety Committee
  36. 2001 - 2016
    Voting MemberVanderbilt University and Medical Center; Institutional Biosafety Committee
  37. 2001 - 2012
    MemberVanderbilt University Medical Center; Infection Control Committee
  38. 2001 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  39. 2001 - 2017
    MemberTennessee College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  40. 1999 - 2000
    Advisory Board MemberVanderbilt University Medical Center; Primary Care Continuing Medical Education Program
  41. 1999
    MemberClinical Curriculum Advisory Board, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Clinical Curriculum Advisory Board
  42. 1999
    MemberLCME Institutional Self-Study Subcommittee on Medical Students, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; LCME Institutional Self-Study Subcommittee on Medical Students
  43. 1998
    MemberCurriculum Retreat, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Curriculum Retreat
  44. 1996
    MemberScreening Advisory Board, Vanderbilt Medical Group; Screening Advisory Board
  45. 1996
    MemberWomen’s Health Committee, Vanderbilt Medical Group; Women’s Health Committee
  46. 1995 - 2017
    MemberSafety Committee, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Safety Committee
  47. 1995 - 2017
    MemberBiologicals in Human Subjects, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Biologicals in Human Subjects
  48. 1995 - 2017
    ChairExpert Panel Review Committee for Infected Healthcare Workers, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Expert Panel Review Committee for Infected Healthcare Workers
  49. 1995 - 2017
    MemberErgonomics Committee, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Ergonomics Committee
  50. 1995 - 2016
    ChairReturn to Work Committee, Vanderbilt University and Medical Center; Return to Work Committee
  51. 1989 - 1990
    Board of Trustees, Board MemberAmerican Medical Student Association
  52. 1989 - 1990
    Chair - Membership CommitteeAmerican Medical Student Association
  53. 1988 - 1989
    Chapter PresidentAmerican Medical Student Association

Publications