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James Swegle, MD

Specialty: Trauma Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Appointments: 515.283.1541

About James Swegle, MD

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Dr. Swegle is board-certified through the American Board of Surgery in both surgery and surgical critical care. He served in the United States Navy from 1981-2000. He’s originally for Corydon, Iowa and a graduate of both Drake University and the University of Iowa College of Medicine.

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with family, traveling - to escape the cold Iowa winters, golfing, yoga, and learning a second language.


Primary Location

Methodist Medical Center – Plaza I
1212 Pleasant Street , Suite 211
Des Moines, IA 50309

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Trauma Surgery , Surgical Critical Care

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

American Board of Surgery - Surgical Critical Care


University of California San Diego


Iowa Methodist Medical Center

Medical Degree

University of Iowa College of Medicine


Iowa Methodist Medical Center

Undergraduate Degree

Drake University

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