Daniel Swarr, MD

Daniel Swarr, MD, is an attending neonatologist with the Division of Neonatology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

    Internship

    Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX

    Residency

    Pediatrics - Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

    Fellowship

    Neonatology, Human Genetics, & Metabolism - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    Pediatrics

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Neonatologist

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters

    2014

    Swarr DT, Saitta S: Genetics of Neonatal Airway Disorders  Disorders of the Neonatal Airway: Fundamentals for Practice. Lioy J, Sobel S (eds.). Springer, 2014 (in press) Notes: Disorders of the Neonatal Airway: Fundamentals for Practice. 

    2011

    Swarr D, Good A, Harris L: Fetal Assessment and prenatal diagnosis (Chapter 29). Texas Children's Hospital Handbook of Pediatrics & Neonatology. McGraw Hill. Lowery AW, Bhakta KY, Nag PK (eds.). Page: 254-262, 2011.

    Abstracts

    2014

    Zackai EH, Harr MH, Dong L, Swarr D, McCormick E, Chiavacci R, Johnson J, Deardorrf M, Falk MJ, Hakonarson H: Autosomal dominant Opitz GBBB: an unknown solved. David W. Smith Workshop. Madison, Wisconsin Aug 2014.

    Swarr DT, Peranteau W, Morley M, Morrisey EE: Distinct alterations in the expression of genes regulating lung branching morphogenesis characterize congenital pulmonary airway malformations (CPAMs)  FASEB conference. "The Lung Epithelium in Health and Disease." Saxtons River, VT Jul-Aug 2014.

    Wenger T, Abend N, Deardorff M, Taub K, Swarr D, Gerdes J: Telemedicine for genetic consultation in a neonatal intensive care unit  The 2014 ACMG Clinical Genetics Meeting. Nashville, TN Mar 2014.

    2013

    Swarr DT, Herriges M, Morley M, Lu M, Stewart K, Morrisey EE: Analysis of the embryonic and adult mouse transcriptome reveals long noncoding RNAs (LncRNAs) involved in lung development and differentiation." NIH Lung Repair and Regeneration Consortium Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. September 23-24, 2013.  NIH Lung Repair and Regeneration Consortium Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA Sep 2013.

    Herriges M, Swarr DT, Morley M, Lu M, Stewart K, Morrisey EE: NANCI is a novel lincRNA that acts upstream of Nkx2-1and is essential for lung epithelial gene expression". NIH Lung Repair and Regeneration Consortium Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. September 23-24, 2013.  NIH Lung Repair and Regeneration Consortium Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA Sep 2013.

    Wenger T, Abend N, Deardorff M, Taub K, Swarr D, Gerdes J: Telemedicine for genetic and neurologic subspecialty evaluations in a neonatal intensive care unit. The Teratology Society 53rd Annual Meeting. Tuscon, Arizona Jun 2013.

    Bales C, Calabria A, Zhang H, Swarr D, Sanaith N, Begany M, Bingham E, Jaramillo D, Kirpalani H, Deardorff MA: Novel spectrum of metabolic bone disease in premature infants with chronic lung disease and intestinal failure. Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting. Washington, DC May 2013.

    Papers

    2015

    Kruska P, Li D, Harr MH, Wilson NR, Swarr D, McCormick E, Chiavacci R, Li M, Johnson J, McDonald-McGinn D, Deardorff M, Falk MJ, Allanson J, Saadi I, Hakonarson H, Muenke M, Zackai EH: Mutations in SPECC1L, Encoding Sperm Antigen with Calponin Homology and Coiled-Coil Domains 1-like, are Found in Some Cases of Autosomal Dominant Opitz G/BBB Syndrome. J Med Genet 52(2): 104-110, Feb 2015.

    2014

    Herriges M*, Swarr DT*, Morley MP, Peng T, Stewart KM, Morrisey EE (*Co-first authors): Long noncoding RNAs are preferentially located near transcription factors and regulate lung development. Genes Dev 28(12): 1363-1379, Jun 2014.

    Wenger TL, Gerdes J, Deardorff MA, Taub K, Swarr DT, Abend N J Perinatol: Telemedicine for genetic and neurologic evaluation of infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. J Perinatol 34(3): 234-240, Mar 2014.

    2013

    Swarr DT, Khalek N, Treat J, Horton M, Riviere JB, Dobyns W, Zackai EH: Expanding the differential diagnosis of fetal hydrops: an unusual prenatal presentation of megalencephaly-capillary malformation syndrome. Prenat Diagn 33(10): 1010-1012, Oct 2013.

    Sen P, Yang Y, Navarro C, Silva I, Szafranski P, Kolodziejska KE, Dharmadhikari AV, Kozakewich H, Kearney D, Cahill JB, Whitt M, Bilic M, Margraf L, Charles A, Goldblatt J, Gibson K, Lantz P, Garvin J, Petty J, Kiblawi Z, Zuppan C, McConkie-Rosell A, McDonald MT, Peterson-Carmichael SL, Gaede JT, Shivanna B, Schady D, Friedlich PS, Hays SR, Valenzuela Palafoll I, Siebers-Renelt U, Bohring A, Finn LS, Siebert JR, Galambos C, Nguyen L, Riley M, Chassaing N, Vigouroux A, Rocha G, Fernandes S, Brumbaugh J, Roberts K, Homing L, Lo I, Lam S, Gerychova R, Jezova M, Valaskova I, Fellman F, Afshar K, Giannoni E, Muehlethaler V, Liang J, Lioy J, Deshmukh H, Srinivasan L, Swarr DT, Sloman M, Shaw-Smith C, van Loon L, Hagman C, Sznajer Y, Barrea C, Galant C, Detaille T, Wambach J, Cole JS, Hamvas A, Prince L, Langston C, Welty S, Stankiewicz P: Novel FOXF1 mutations in sporadic and familial cases of alveolar vapillary dysplasia with misaligned pulmonary veins imply a role for its DNA binding domain. Hum Mutat 34(6): 801-811, Jun 2013.

    Nathanson J, Swarr DT, Singer A, Liu M, Chinn A, Jones W, Hurst J, Khalek N, Zackai E, Slavotinek A. "Novel FREM1 Mutations Expand the Phenotypic Spectrum Associated with Manitoba-Oculo-Tricho-Anal (MOTA) Syndrome and Bifid Nose Renal Agenesis Anorectal Malformations (BNAR) Syndrome.: Novel FREM1 mutations expand the phenotypic spectrum associated with Manitoba-Oculo-Tricho-Anal (MOTA) Syndrome and Bifid Nose Renal Agenesis Anorectal Malformations (BNAR) Syndrome. Am J Med Genet A 161A(3): 473-478, Mar 2013.

    Kalish JM, Conlin LK, Bhatti TR, Feret H, Harris MC, Izumi K, Mostoufi-Moab S, Saitta S, States LJ, Swarr DT, Wilkens AB, Zackai EH, Zelley K, Bartolomei MS, Nichols KE, Palladino AA, Spinner NB, Deardorff MA.  : Clinical presentation of three subjects with genome-wide paternal uniparental disomy. Am J Med Genet A 161(3): 473-478, Feb 2013.

    Posters and Presentations

    2014

    Swarr DT, Herriges M, Morley M, Lu M, Stewart K, Morrisey EE.: The long noncoding RNA (LncRNA) transcriptome regulates lung development and differentiation. Platform Presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies. Vancouver, BC May 2014.

    Swarr DT, Herriges M, Morley M, Lu M, Stewart K, Morrisey EE  : LncRNAs are preferentially located near transcription factors and regulate foregut development and lipid metabolism. Keystone Symposia, "Long Noncoding RNAs: Marching Toward Mechanism." Santa Fe, NM Feb-Mar 2014.

    Herriges M, Swarr D, Morrisey E, Morley M: The lincRNA Nanci regulates Nkx2-1 expression and lung development. Keystone Symposia, "Long Noncoding RNAs: Marching Toward Mechanism." Santa Fe, NM Feb-Mar 2014.

    Invited Lectures

    2014

    "LncRNAs Are Preferentially Located Near Transcription Factors and Regulated Early Endoderm and Lung Development". European Academy of Pediatric Societies 2014 Annual Meeting. Barcelona, Spain. Oct 2014.

    "The Alphabet Soup of TEF/EA: Recognizing VACTERL, Associated Anomalies, and Related Syndromes". Neonatal Surgical Nursing Education Day, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Jan 2014.

    2013

    "Clinical Features and Genetics of Campomelic Dysplasia". Jersey Shore Medical Center, NJ. Sept 2013.

    "Transport of the Critically Ill Neonate with Necrotizing Enterocolitis". Neonatal Surgical Nursing Education Day, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Sept 2013.

  • Awards and Honors

    2014, Society for Pediatric Research, Fellows Section, Basic Research Award
    2010, Baylor Pediatrics Residency Research Award
    2007, O.G. Perry Pepper Prize, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    2007, Nathan & Pauline Pincus Prize for Outstanding Achievement as a Clinician, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    2006, Alpha Omega Alpha
    2006, American Heart Association Student Scholarship in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke
    2003, Sanfurd G. Bluestein '42 Award, Lafayette College
    2003, Dr. & Mrs. David Schwimmer '35 Prize in Honor of Theodore A. Distler, Lafayette College
    2002, Sigma Xi
    2001, Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
    2001, Pi Mu Epsilon
    2001, Pi Beta Kappa

  • Leaderships

    Memberships in Professional Organizations

    2014-present, American Thoracic Society
    2011-present, American Society of Human Genetics
    2006-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
     - 2011-present, Section on Perinatal Pediatrics
    2003-present, American Medical Association