Julia C. Swanson, MD

Accepting New Patients
Offers Video Visits
9427 Southwest Barnes Road, Suite 593
Portland, OR 97225
2328.6 miles away
Speaks: English

Providence Heart Clinic-Cardiovascular Surgery-West

9427 Southwest Barnes Road, Suite 593, Portland, OR 97225

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About Julia C. Swanson

Dr. Julia Swanson found a passion for science at a young age with a particular interest in how the human body functions. Combining that passion with a desire to care for others the field of medicine felt like the perfect combination. She continues this same care and desire for understanding in her approach with patients. With the “ultimate goal being the best possible operation for the patient,” Dr. Swanson shares that it is important her “patients to understand the reason that brought them to me so that they can make informed decisions about their care.”

While pursuing her necessary academic studies, Dr Swanson involved herself in the healthcare scene quickly by volunteering in the emergency department near her college campus. There she assisted in caring for patients and their families. From there, she attended Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) for medical school where she spent time with pediatric cardiac surgery. It was this experience that helped guide Dr. Swanson toward a practice in the field of heart surgery. During her general surgery residency at OHSU, she paused for three years to immerse herself into the study of the mitral valve and heart functions at Stanford University School of Medicine. After completing general surgery residency she then went on to complete a fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Virginia. She finished her formal medical training with a super-fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital in Congenital Heart Surgery.

Medical School

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine - Portland, OR


Oregon Health & Science University
General Surgery


University of Virginia School of Medicine
Cardiothoracic Surgery


Texas Children's Hospital
Congential Cardiac Surgery

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Stanford University School of Medicine
Cardiac Surgery Research

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Providence Heart Clinic-Cardiovascular Surgery-West
9427 Southwest Barnes Road, Suite 593
Portland, OR 97225

Providence Heart Clinic Valve Center St. Vincent
9427 Southwest Barnes Road, Suite 495
Portland, OR 97225

Affiliated Locations
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Outside of her medical practice, Dr. Swanson enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors and staying active. Both she and her husband are endurance athletes! She has completed two full Ironman races in additional to many triathlons, ultramarathons and a 50-mile race.

Clinical Interests

  • Anomalies Of Pulmonary Circulation
  • Anomalous Left Coronary Artery From The Pulmonary Artery (Alcapa)
  • Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return
  • Aortic Arch Aneurysm
  • Aortic Arch Graft
  • Aortic Root Replacement
  • Aortic Sclerosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Aortopulmonary Window
  • Atherosclerosis Of The Aorta
  • Bicuspid Valve Repair
  • Bloodless Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Circulatory Assist Devices
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Coronary Vein Graft
  • Double Aortic Arch
  • Edwards Sapien Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve
  • Endocardial Cushion Defect
  • Epicardial Lead Placement
  • Extracorporeal Circulation
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  • Heart Transplant Rejection
  • Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis
  • Infiltrative Disorders Of The Heart
  • Infundibular Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Intra Aortic Balloon Pump
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Loeys Dietz Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Maternal Valvular Disease
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Median Sternotomy
  • Mediastinal Abscess
  • Mediastinitis
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Ventricular Septal Defect Closure
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myocardial Bridge
  • Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Paravalvular Leak Repair
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Patent Foramen Ovale Closure
  • Percutaneous Atrial Septal Defect (Asd) Closure
  • Percutaneous Ventricular Septal Defect Closure
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Pericardiotomy
  • Porcine Valve
  • Pulmonary Valve Disorders
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Pulmonic Valve Replacement
  • Reoperative Cardiac Surgery
  • Repair Cardiac Wound
  • Repair Dissecting Thoracic Aorta
  • Replacement Cardiac Valve
  • Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
  • Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis With Insufficiency
  • Ross Konno Procedure
  • Rupture Of Papillary Muscle
  • Septal Defect Repair
  • Septal Myectomy
  • Thoracic Aneurysm Repair
  • Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
  • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
  • Thrombectomy
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair
  • Tube Pericardiostomy
  • Valve Stenosis
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Ventricular Septal Defects