Dane Swinehart, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon - Sports Medicine
★★★★★ ★★★★★
Knee & Shoulder Arthroscopy; Primary & Revision Shoulder Replacement; Knee & Shoulder Reconstruction; Cartilage Restoration
Fax: 303-344-1922

Growing up an athlete, Dr. Swinehart knows firsthand the pain and frustration that comes with injury. As a college pitcher, he had to undergo surgery to reconstruct a torn ligament in his elbow. This experience of getting back to play after injury, with the help of his team orthopedic surgeon, inspired Dr. Swinehart to pursue a career in Orthopedics.

As a Sports Medicine specialist, Dr. Swinehart’s practice focuses on getting his patients back to the activities they are passionate about as quickly as possible. Whether this be a new injury or an issue that has been lingering for years, Dr. Swinehart’s goal is to bring you the most up-to-date information on your condition and the most advanced surgical techniques to treat it.

Dr. Swinehart grew up in rural Ohio before attending Belmont University in Nashville, TN, where he was a member of the baseball team. He received his Medical Degree from the University of South Carolina in Greenville, SC, where he had the privilege of performing research focused on shoulder arthroplasty under Dr. Richard Hawkins at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas.

After medical school, Dr. Swinehart returned to Nashville and completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. There, he had the opportunity to take care of athletes of all levels, including Vanderbilt University (NCAA Division I) and the Nashville Predators (NHL).

After residency, Dr. Swinehart completed an extra year of sub-specialization in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at The Ohio State University. There, he focused on advanced arthroscopic procedures of the knee and shoulder, cartilage restoration of the knee, complex knee and shoulder reconstruction, and primary and revision shoulder replacement. He also served as a team physician with The Ohio State Buckeyes Football and Hockey teams.

Please review Dr. Swinehart’s list of credentials and contact our practice for more information or to make an appointment at (303) 344-9090.


  • Fellowship: Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, The Ohio State University
  • Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
  • Undergraduate School: Belmont University

Board Certifications

  • Board Eligible, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS)

Interests & Hobbies

  • Being active outdoors
  • Attending sporting and live music events
  • Spending time with his wife and golden retrievers


Dr. Swinehart's Reviews
Joshua-Viet NguyenJoshua-Viet Nguyen
22:25 01 May 24
I saw Dr. Swinehart for a partially torn ACL. He is patient and kind as he explains my options. I trust his opinion.
Bo McClungBo McClung
23:42 27 Apr 24
Dr Swinehart is a very caring knowledgable doctor.
Linda BizelliLinda Bizelli
21:26 27 Apr 24
Dr.Swinehart gave me a new shoulder, 7 months ago, I have had other surgeries, but not from him, he is fantastic! Feels like new! He's always there when I need him, always there on EVERY visit, very kind, as is his staff!! I recommend him!! He is the best!!
Mason ReynoldsMason Reynolds
21:19 20 Apr 24
Dr. Swinehart performed a major knee surgery on me. After getting multiple opinions and doing research I went ahead with the MACI procedure, a procedure that other specialists I saw weren’t knowledgeable about. He also moved my kneecap closer to the midline of my right leg. He did a great job, was responsive to my needs after the surgery, and made sure to check up on me. While this injury was not ideal, I am extremely fortunate to have dealt with Dr. Swinehart. 10/10 would get my other knee operated on by him if I had to do so.
22:19 13 Mar 24
Dr Dane Swinehart is an excellent orthopedic surgeon! He is very polite, courteous, and very personable. He explains medical procedures in a way that the average nonmedical person can understand.
John Atencio-StokesJohn Atencio-Stokes
19:35 13 Mar 24
Teresa SchultheisTeresa Schultheis
22:50 06 Mar 24
Dr Swinehart has been wonderful to work with. He is serious about his job and takes great care of his patients.
Connie HelgothConnie Helgoth
14:37 29 Feb 24
William BrennanWilliam Brennan
22:30 28 Feb 24
Dr Swineheart and his associates, Kim and Cameron are friendly, caring, concerned and professional. Great communicators.
Andrea KisslerAndrea Kissler
20:14 28 Feb 24
Great practice!
Steve ShandroSteve Shandro
02:37 27 Feb 24
Excellent doctor. Processes all the facts. Then narrows the scope and states the next options. Also a great comunicator.
Yvette WoodworthYvette Woodworth
20:04 14 Feb 24
Dr. Swinehart always listens to my symptoms, explores all options with me before we decide on a path forward. I appreciate his time in making me feel comfortable with the decision and his conservative approach has been the key to my continued mobility. The office staff and his assistant are also wonderful people.
Paul ButlerPaul Butler
06:08 07 Jan 24
I visited Dr Swinehart because of pain and decreased mobility in my left shoulder. The X-ray technician was great and Dr Swinehart explained the results of the x-ray to me so I could understand it. He gave me a few options based on my pain level. I felt like he genuinely cared for me as a patient and his options were open for me to let him know how I was feeling. I would highly recommend him to others seeking any joint condition or replacement options. He also came highly recommended by other physicians. You will be in good hands with Dr Swinehart.
21:28 13 Dec 23
From the first consult to the 2 week post op visit. Everything went about as smoothly as possible. Dr Swinehart was informative. Easy to ask questions. After surgery when talking to my wife. She stated that he took his time to explain how things went and what to expect. First class service
Rachelle RoaRachelle Roa
14:25 08 Dec 23
I appreciated the quick access to care and responsiveness from the team when it came to getting PT started. Dr. Swinehart was thorough in his evaluation and very professional yet kind and personable. I’ve been practicing in healthcare for 20 years and would highly recommend this practice by what I’ve experienced so far.
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