“I believe every patient should feel involved and informed when it comes to their health. I have found that when patients understand their specific conditions and treatment plans, they can play an integral part in their own healthcare. Dermatology can often be a window into understanding our internal health, and my goal is to help guide and educate every patient on how to feel and look their best.”

Board Certification

Physician Assistant

Areas of Expertise

Dermatology

Education

Graduate School

Marietta College
Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Marietta, OH
2015

Undergraduate School

Walsh University
Bachelor of Science, Biology
North Canton, OH
2012

Professional Associations

Georgia Dermatology Physician Assistants
August 2018 – Present

American Academy of Physician Assistants
August 2013 – Present

Publications

Swickard, Amanda and Sciarretta, Jason MD. Complicated mammoplasty and breast salvage with application of extracellular dermal matrix. Published in The American Surgeon Journal. February 2017

Swickard, Amanda and Grosel, John MD. Complicated Meckel’s Diverticulum in a 15-year-old male. Published in Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. November 2016

Academic Appointments

Pi Alpha Honor Society
July 2015

Sigma Zeta National Science and Mathematics Honor Society
February 2012

Personal Interests

In her spare time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband, friends and family, and her Bernedoodle, Mila. She and her husband love traveling together and always look forward to trying new cuisines wherever they visit. As a former collegiate athlete, fitness is something she is also very passionate about. She enjoys cheering on her favorite Ohio sports teams (Cleveland Indians, Browns, and Cavs) – but most importantly spending every fall Saturday cheering on OSU. Go Bucks!

Biography

Amanda Swickard was born and raised in central Ohio. She went to Northridge High School in Johnstown, Ohio where she graduated as valedictorian. She accepted a scholarship to play women’s basketball at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio where she was a captain and graduated Magna Cum Laude. There she received her bachelors degree in Biology, with a focus on pre-medicine. Amanda then attended Marietta College for graduate school and obtained her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. She graduated with honors and was inducted into the Physician Assistant honor society, Pi Alpha.

After graduating, Amanda moved to South Carolina for a position in trauma surgery and critical care, which she practiced in for two years. She then transitioned to a role in urologic surgery in 2017, which assisted in further developing her surgical skills. However, her long time passion has always been in dermatology. She has a broad understanding that many internal pathologies present themselves as dermatologic ailments. Amanda is eager to help every patient on the journey to feel and look their best.

Along with practicing medicine, research is something she is very passionate about. She has been published in both The American Surgeon Journal and Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She also received the opportunity to present at the Southeastern Surgical Conference in 2017.

Amanda is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Georgia Dermatology Physician Assistants Organization.