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Carrie Swigart, MD

Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Contact Information

Carrie Swigart, MD

Patient Care Locations

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

    P.O. Box 208071

    New Haven, CT 06520-8071

    United States



Dr. Swigart trained in orthopedics at Yale-New Haven Hospital and did her hand fellowship at the CV Starr Hand Surgery Center at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City (now Mt. Sinai West). She returned to Yale after her fellowship and has been on faculty since 1997. She is currently an associate professor in the department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and the section chief of hand and upper extremity surgery.

Dr. Swigart sees patients of all ages for a wide variety of issues related to their hands, wrists and arms. These include traumatic injuries, workplace injuries, degenerative conditions and nerve compression syndromes. Areas of particular interest include Dupuytren's disease, thumb basal joint arthritis and wrist injury. Although patients may require surgery, other treatment options are often available and these may include hand therapy, splinting and steroid injection. "I believe in engaging the patient as an active participant in their care whenever possible. An engaged patient will always have an improved outcome no matter the treatment choice."

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Roosevelt Hospital (1997)
  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (1996)
  • MD
    University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Medicine (1991)
  • BA
    Wellesley College, BioPhysics and Mathematics (1986)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
DonJoy Award for Best PaperYale Postgraduate Disputations1996

Professional Service

Yale Medicine Compliance Champions CommitteeI serve on this committee as the representative for the department. The Compliance Champions in each clinical department manage the department's compliance-related tasks and overseeing the department members' compliance with the Program. The Compliance Champions will work closely in fulfilling departmental obligations.2023 - Present
New England Hand SocietyMember-at-Large beginning a progression serving on the society's board of directors through Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President and President. 2022 - Present

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