Brian P. Swendseid, MD

4.75 out of 5 (119 ratings, 36 reviews)
Ratings and Reviews


Cooper University Health Care Titles

  • Director, Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery
  • Director, Transoral Robotic Surgery
  • Otolaryngologist

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (Head and Neck Surgery - General)

Other Languages


Professional Type

Cooper University Physician



About Me

I am an Otolaryngologist/Head and Neck Surgeon at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. After completing residency at Thomas Jefferson University, I underwent an additional year of fellowship training at the Ohio State University’s prestigious James Cancer Hospital. This year, I focused on state-of-the-art treatment for head and neck cancer patients and advanced reconstruction.

I specialize in treating benign and malignant disorders of the throat, mouth, salivary glands, thyroid, skin and skull base, working daily alongside an excellent team that includes radiation oncologists and medical oncologists to create an individualized treatment plan for each patient. When surgery is needed, I always offer the latest surgical and reconstructive techniques to my patients if they are candidates. While treating cancer often has unintended side-effects related to impaired swallowing, speech or appearance, my team and I work with each patient to design a personalized oncologic and reconstructive plan to maximize their function and appearance after treatment.

When not in the hospital, I enjoy kayaking, fishing, and spending time outside with my wife and our corgi, Pebbles.

I see patients in our Camden and Voorhees offices.

Office Locations

Education & Training

Medical SchoolCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
InternshipGeneral Surgery - University of California, San Francisco, CA
ResidencyOtolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
FellowshipHead and Neck Oncologic, Open Skull Base and Microvascular Surgery – The Ohio State University/James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, Columbus, OH

Special Interests

Benign and malignant neoplasms of head and neck, minimally invasive robotic surgery, microvascular reconstruction, virtual surgical planning, laryngeal cancer, thyroid surgery, parotid surgery, sialendoscopy, skull-base tumors, skin cancer, skin cancer reconstruction, facial nerve reanimation, and sleep apnea surgery


  • American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Head and Neck Society
  • North American Skull Base Society

Awards and Honors

  • Balshi Award Winner - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Otolaryngology Resident Research Day, 2020
  • First Place Poster - Triological Society Sectional Meeting, 2020
  • Award Winning Oral Presentation – International Salivary Congress, 2019
  • Best of Orals – Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, 2019
  • Triological Society Resident Travel Award, 2018
  • M.D. Graduate with Distinction in Research – Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 2015


Swendseid BP, Roden DF, Vimawala S, Richa T, Sweeny L, Goldman RA, Luginbuhl A, Heffelfinger RN, Khanna S, Curry JM. Virtual Surgical Planning in Subscapular System Free Flap Reconstruction of Midface Defects. Oral Oncol. 2020 Feb;101:104508. doi: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2019.104508. Epub 2019 Dec 19. PMID: 31864958.

Swendseid B, Vimawala S, Ortlip T, Richa T, Schmidt N, Walter A, Heffelfinger R, Luginbuhl A. Platelet-Rich Plasma Enhances Distal Flap Viability and Underlying Vascularity in a Radiated Rotational Flap Rodent Model. Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med. 2020 May/Jun;22(3):181-187. doi: 10.1089/fpsam.2019.0018. Epub 2020 Apr 15. PMID: 32286865.

Sagheer SH, Swendseid B, Evans J, Rabinowitz M, Nyquist G, Rosen MR, Toskala E, Heffelfinger R, Luginbuhl AJ, Curry JM. Free tissue transfer for central skull base defect reconstruction: Case series and surgical technique. Oral Oncol. 2021 Apr;115:105220. doi: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2021.105220. Epub 2021 Feb 13. PMID: 33592564.

Swendseid B, Stewart M, Mastrolonardo E, McCreary E, Heffelfinger R, Luginbuhl A, Sweeny L, Wax MK, Curry J. Technical Considerations in Pedicle Management in Upper and Midfacial Free Flap Reconstruction. Laryngoscope. 2021 Nov;131(11):2465-2470. doi: 10.1002/lary.29708. Epub 2021 Aug 11. PMID: 34378801.

Swendseid B, Tassone P, Gilles PJ, Pavrette M, Stewart M, Babatope M, Weed D, Cognetti D, Luginbuhl A, Curry J. Taking Free Flap Surgery Abroad: A Collaborative Approach to a Complex Surgical Problem. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Mar;160(3):426-428. doi: 10.1177/0194599818818459. Epub 2018 Dec 11. PMID: 30526295.

Ratings and Reviews

Ratings and reviews come from patient responses to health care provider-related questions on the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CG-CAHPS) Patient Experience Survey that Cooper sends to patients after outpatient office visits.  Learn more about our survey and how ratings are calculated >>

Overall Rating

4.75 out of 5 (119 ratings, 36 reviews)
Dec 12, 2023
Everyone knew what was need in there position of profession.
Dec 12, 2023
Well treated
Dec 12, 2023
Was better then expected, answered my questions and we agreed on another evaluation at a later date
Nov 12, 2023
From making an appointment to being greeted by receptionists and then seeing the care providers, I am very impressed. Have mentioned to several people how amazing this practice is. I'm very grateful to receive healthcare from Cooper. Thank you
Nov 12, 2023
My condition did not require care right away yet was not routine therefore thankful I was seen within 3 days.
Nov 12, 2023
Very impressed with the visit with Dr Swendseid. He was well informed of my condition. He took the time to explain my problem and the treatment plan. His staff was courteous, concerned and very helpful.
Oct 12, 2023
The dr. was very pleasant. He answered all questions, was very cooperative with us as for your staff very nice & attentive towards us.
Oct 12, 2023
Awesome staff
Sep 12, 2023
Good experience
Sep 12, 2023
Seeing Dr. Sweinseid was and always is a pleasant experience. He answers all of my questions or concerns and always makes me feel comfortable and listened to. I would definitely recommend him to my family and friends.