Debra D. Swanson, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Debra D. Swanson, M.D.

Medical Director of Maternity Services

Co-Division Director, University Women Health

Clinical Professor

Debra D. Swanson is not currently accepting new patients. For assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).




Obstetrics and Gynecology

Locations and Contact

UC Davis Children's Hospital

UC Davis Children's Hospital
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Additional Numbers

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Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Swanson's philosophy of care emphasizes patient centered care. She strives to create an environment that is open to conversation, education, and discussion. Dr. Swanson believes a woman should play an active role in her health care.

Clinical Interests

Debra D. Swanson is a Health Sciences Clinical Professor at the UC Davis Medical Center in Obstetrics & Gynecology. In her role as Medical Director of Maternity services, she is directly involved in patient care on Labor and Delivery and supervises resident physicians and medical students. The birth of a child can be one of the happiest moments in our lives and it can also be associated with very serious medical complications. Therefore, she initiates and oversees quality improvement projects and emergency simulations in an effort to ensure the highest patient safety standards. She works closely with the Labor and Delivery nurses and physician teams to create an environment focused on maintaining patient care that based on current medical evidence while honoring a family's wishes to make the birth of their baby a beautiful experience.


Obstetrics and Gynecology

Center/Program Affiliation

Women's Center for Health

Undergraduate School

B.S., UC Davis, Davis CA 1984

Medical School

M.D., Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans LA 1989


Stanford University, Stanford CA 1989


Stanford University, Stanford CA 1993