Douglas Swift


Douglas Swift, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Environmental Health Sciences
Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2100
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-5374
Fax: (504) 988-1726   

Research Interests

Occupational Health; Environmental Toxicology; Occupational Injury Prevention and Treatment; Occupational Asthma and Respiratory Diseases; Heavy Metal Poisoning; Occupational and Environmental Pesticide Poisoning

Professional Memberships:


  • Delta Omega Society                  
  • Orleans Parish Medical Society                  
  • Louisiana State Medical Society                  
  • American Medical Association                  
  • Fellow, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine                  
  • Fellow, American College of Preventive Medicine


Educational Background:


  • MSPH, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA, 1984
  • MD, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, 1976
  • BA,  University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, 1972

Selected Publications: 


"Chemicals, Cancer and Risk Assessment", Withers, B. F., Ferguson, P. W., and Swift, D.A., Louisiana State Medical Society Journal, Vol. 143, pp. 33-40, January, 1991

"Disorders of the Ear and Hearing", Chapter in Part III, Clinical & Environmental Medicine, Environmental Medicine, Stewart Brooks, M.D. Editor, Mosby Corporation, 1995.    

"Malingered Neurocognitive Dysfunction in Neurotoxic exposure: An Application of the Slick Criteria" JOEM Vol 45, No 10, October 2003


Level of Instruction:


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GEHS, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2100, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-988-5374