Dr. Swartz received his doctorate in organic materials chemistry from the University of Kentucky in 2006. Over the next ten years he gained postdoctoral training, and then served as a senior scientist in the Electrochemical Power Sources Group at the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research. Dr. Swartz obtained training as a medical laboratory scientist in 2017, and earned processional certification in 2018. Dr. Swartz has performed serological infectious disease testing and toxicology screening in the Special Chemistry and Toxicology Laboratory at the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital since 2018. Dr. Swartz joined the Medical Laboratory Science Program in 2020 as an Assistant Professor.
Dr. Swartz is currently interested in the development and validation of analytical methods for the screening of various drugs or toxins in patients, and inborn errors of metabolism in newborns. Dr. Swartz is specifically interested in the utilization of serological techniques, or liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) for screening purposes.
Dr. Swartz teaches Clinical Chemistry, Medical Laboratory Biochemistry, and Clinical Immunology and Serology.
Dr. Swartz is an active member of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS), the Kentucky Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (KSCLS), and the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC).