Track Director-Dr. Sweigart

Joseph R. Sweigart, MD, FHM, FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Kentucky and Lexington VA Medical Center
Associate Program Director, UK IMRP
Director, UK HMT 

Hometown: Grove City, Ohio
Undergrad: University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

  • Graduated: 2005
  • Major: Political Science

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Graduated: 2009

Residency: University of Colorado

  • Completed: 2012
  • Focus: Hospitalist Training Program


Recent Publications:

-Hudak ML, Graves A, Reichelt KA, Sweigart J, Harry E, Glasheen J, Jones W, Cumbler R. What Makes a Positive Deviant: Utilizing Common Themes in Best Practice Stroke Hospitals to Influence Institutional Quality Improvement. Am J Med Qual. 2014;29(2):170. PMID: 24381146

-Sweigart JR, Tad-y D, Pierce R, Wagner E, Glasheen J. The Health Innovations Scholars Program: A Model for Accelerating Preclinical Medical Students’ Mastery of Skills for Leading Improvement of Clinical Systems. Am J Med Qual. 2016;31(4):293-300. PMID: 25855673

-Sweigart JR, Bradley B, Grigorian A. Hepatic Encephalopathy for the Hospitalist. Journal of Hospital Medicine. In Press.

-Paryani V, Burlon D, Opii W, Chiles J, Ragsdale J, Fanucchi L, Lockwood S,  Sweigart, J. Making progress on progress notes. J Gen Internal Med. 2016; 31(2, supplement): 896-897.

-Young E, Stickrath C, Calderon A, Chapman E, Gonzalo J, Kuperman E, Lopez M, Smith CJ, --

-Sweigart JR, Bailey P, Chadha J, Chadha R, Kaye CA, Sayers AE, talari G, Talari P. In the Literature: Physician Reviews of Hospital Medicine-Related Literature. The Hospitalist 2016;20(10):10-12.

-Paryani VG, Sweigart JR, Fanucchi LC. How Should Hospitalists Manage Elderly Patients with Dysphagia? Key Clinical Question. The Hospitalist 2016;20(10):10-12.

-Sweigart J, Theobald C, Burke R. Internal Medicine residents’ perceived responsibility for patients at hospital discharge: A national survey. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2016;31(12):1490-1495.

-Sweigart, JR, Tad-y D, Kneeland P, Williams MV, Glasheen JJ. Hospital Medicine Resident Training Tracks: Developing the Hospital Medicine Pipeline. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2017;12:173-176.

-Young E, Stickrath C, Calderon A, Chapman E, Gonzalo J, Kuperman E, Lopez M, Smith CJ, Sweigart J, Theobald C, Burke R.  Internal Medicine residents' exposure to educational experiences in facilitating hospital discharges: a multi-site survey Journal of Graduate Medical Education, in press. Accepted for publication 11/25/16.