Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


University of South Florida College of Medicine


University of South Florida College of Medicine


Children's National Medical Center




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.

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