University of Minnesota
Dr. James Q. Swift is a tenured Professor and was Director of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry from 1989 to 2014. He recently served as Acting Dean in regards to promotion and tenure matters. He received his Bachelors of Arts degree cum laude from Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA in 1976. He received his dental degree from the University of Iowa in 1980 and his oral and maxillofacial surgery training from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, completing his program in 1985. He is also a practicing oral and maxillofacial surgeon at the University of Minnesota. He served the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as President in 2005, as a director for 6 years and as a member of the Examination Committee for 6 years. He served the American Dental Education Association as President in 2007-2008 and on the Board of Directors from 2002-2008. Dr. Swift served as a Director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation (OMSF) from 2009-2012. Dr. Swift is a member of the Medical Professional Liability Association (MPL Association), formerly Physicians Insurance Association of America (PIAA), and completed the PIAA Fellows Program in 2015. He was elected to the PIAA Board of Directors in 2015 and elected as its Secretary in 2016. He was elected MPL Association Vice Chair in 2018 and serves on several MPL Association committees. He has served the AAOMS on numerous committees including service as an officer and chair of the Faculty Section. He received the AAOMS’s Daniel M. Laskin Award for the most outstanding Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery article published in 1998. He was named the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Century Club Professor of the Year in 2001. He was the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation’s Ambassador Service Award recipient in 2004. In 2011, Dr. Swift received the AAOMS/William J. Gies Foundation Gies Award for oral and maxillofacial surgery. He was given the ADEA Distinguished Service Award in 2009. He received the AAOMS’ R.V. Walker Distinguished Service Award in 2015. He is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Swift has authored over 100 manuscripts, articles, abstracts and book chapters. He has procured funding from the NIDH as a Principal Investigator, securing RO1 support for his scientific work. The James Q. Swift Professorship Endowment was founded and funded at the University of Minnesota in 2016. Dr. Swift has served on the OMSNIC Claims Committee for over 20 years. Dr. Swift has been a Director of OMSNIC since 2006, served as Vice Chair from 2011 to 2013 and as Chair since 2014. He has been a Fortress Insurance Company Director since 2014 and became Chair of the Fortress Board in 2016.
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Saturday, September 21
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM