Specialty

Urology

Organization

Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

CPMG/RCHN/RCSSD

Medical School

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Internship

University of South Florida College of Medicine

Residency

University of South Florida College of Medicine

Fellowship

Children's National Medical Center

Gender

F

Bio

Dr. Kelly Swords is a board-certified pediatric urologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego.

After earning her medical degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Swords went on to complete a residency in urology at the University of South Florida. She then continued her medical education with a pediatric urology fellowship at Children's National Health System, where she was trained in pediatric urology robotic surgery.

Dr. Swords's clinical and research interests include the radiologic evaluation of the urinary tract, minimally invasive surgery and improving health information technology. She also performs medically necessary newborn circumcisions. She has presented at both regional and national pediatric urology conferences. She was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award by George Washington University in 2015 for her training of the urology residents.

When not working, Dr. Swords enjoys running, yoga, traveling and cooking without recipes.

Publications

A survey and panel discussion of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on paediatric urological productivity, guideline adherence and provider stress.
O'Kelly F, Sparks S, Seideman C, Gargollo P, Granberg C, Ko J, Malhotra N, Hecht S, Swords K, Rowe C, Whittam B, Spinoit AF, Dudley A, Ellison J, Chu D, Routh J, Cannon G, Kokorowski P, Koyle M, Silay MS, APAUC (Academic Paediatric and Adolescent Urology Collaborative) and the YAU (Young Academic Urologists) Group.

Cost analysis of removing pediatric ureteral stents with and without a retrieval string.
Le HK, Gleber R, Bush RA, Marietti S, Alagiri M, Chiang G, Swords K

Reducing Opioid Prescriptions in Outpatient Pediatric Urological Surgery.
Cardona-Grau D, Bush RA, Le HK, Huang J, Swords K, Marietti S, Alagiri M, Chiang G

Neonatal and early infancy management of prenatally detected hydronephrosis.
Swords KA, Peters CA

The "flowerpot" sign: inference of poor renal function in high grade vesicoureteral reflux by calyceal orientation.
Martin AD, Gupta K, Swords KA, Belman AB, Majd M, Rushton HG, Pohl HG

A preliminary report on the usage of an intracorporal antibiotic cast with synthetic high purity CaSO4 for the treatment of infected penile implant.
Swords K, Martinez DR, Lockhart JL, Carrion R

A novel “no-touch” robot-assisted laparoscopic technique facilitates ureteral reconstructive surgery.
Swords KA, Rodriguez AR, Rich MA, Swana HS

The impact of obesity on the diagnosis of prostate cancer using a modern extended biopsy scheme.
Pruthi RS, Swords K, Schultz H, Carson CC 3rd, Wallen EM

The impact of race on prostate cancer detection and choice of treatment in men undergoing a contemporary extended biopsy approach.
Swords K, Wallen EM, Pruthi RS

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