• Laurie S. Swaim, MD

    Swaim Laurie

    Department or Service

    Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology



    Primary Location

    Texas Children's Hospital Pavilion for Women

    Also sees patients at

    Ben Taub General Hospital, Smith Clinic

    Contact Information

    6651 Main St.
    Suite F320
    Houston, TX 77030
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    Phone: 832-826-7500

    Chief of Gynecology - Texas Children’s Hospital Pavilion for Women
    Associate Professor of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine
    Director, Division of Gynecologic and Obstetric Specialists, Baylor College of Medicine

    Medical School

    University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 1989


    University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1993

    From Dr. Swaim

    Laurie S. Swaim, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, serves as the director for the Division of Gynecology and Obstetrics at BCM and the Chief of Gynecology at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital and Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Swaim graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Science degree. She earned her medical degree with distinction from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City followed by her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Texas Houston-Hermann Hospital. Dr. Swaim is a past section officer of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG). She is a member of the executive board of The Society for Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology (SASGOG) and an oral board examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG). Her clinical interests include patient education, intrapartum obstetrics, and gynecologic surgery.

    Professional Organizations

    • The Society for Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology (SASGOG)
      Executive Board Member
    • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - District XI
      Past Section Chair
    • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
      Oral Board Examiner
    • Houston Gynecologic and Obstetric Society
      Member and Former President

    Selected Publications

    Hodges KR, Davis BR, Swaim LSPrevention and management of hysterectomy complications.Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology 2014 Mar;57(1):43-7doi:10.1097/GRF.0000000000000004. PMID: 24488052.

    Hodges KR, Swaim LSHysteroscopic sterilization in the office setting.  Obstetrics & Gynecology Clinics of North America 2013 Dec;40(4):671-85. doi: 10.1016/j.ogc.2013.08.007. Review.  PMID: 24286995

    Swaim LS, Zeitz, B, Qu, Z.In the Trenches "An uncommon cause of Vaginal Bleeding in the Child". Obstetrics and Gynecology Aug 2007;110(2) part 1:416-420.

    Mastrobattista JM, Swaim LS. Circumcision in Operative Obstetrics. (eds) Gilstrap et al, McGraw-Hill 2002;655-669.

    Berens, P, Swaim LS, Peterson, B. Incidence of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus in postpartum breast abscesses. Breastfeeding Medicine 2010, Jun;5(3):113-5.

    * Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.

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