Robert D. Swift, DO, FAOAO, an Orthopedic Surgeon with Blue Sky Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


Get to know Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert D. Swift, who serves patients in Naples, Florida.

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(YorkPedia Editorial):- New York City, New York Jan 20, 2023 ( – Dr. Swift is a knowledgeable orthopedic surgeon trained in advanced arthroscopy, shoulder, and sports medicine. His goal is to provide thorough, high-quality orthopedic care to the Naples community at Blue Sky Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. 

A firm believer that movement gets us back to enjoying our lives, Dr. Swift’s goal is to restore pain-free motion to the injured spine, shoulder, knee, elbow, hip, and ankle using the most modern, innovative, and safety-proven techniques available in orthopedic surgery today. His practice uses state-of-the-art procedures that treat injured joints.  

“It doesn’t matter if you are an accomplished athlete, a weekend warrior, a busy professional, an active parent, or a grandparent, our goal is to keep you active and get you moving. I believe it is important to spend time together and understand how we can accomplish your goals” expressed the doctor. 

Locally, he is credentialed at the following hospitals: Naples Community Hospital – Baker, Naples Community Hospital – North, Physicians Regional Medical Center, Physicians Regional Medical Center – North, and North Naples Surgery Center.

Following the completion of his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree from the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1995, Dr. Swift went on to perform his internship at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center. He was then stationed in Europe, supporting missions and troops. He was asked to be the military physician for medical support to the White House Mission to Chernobyl.

Thereafter, he served his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, followed by his fellowship in shoulder and sports medicine at Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation. Dr. Swift rejoined the military after residency and was stationed at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. He deployed to Afghanistan as the Chief of Orthopedics at Bagram, and his service was decorated with the Bronze Star Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal.  

As a testament to his success, he is board-certified in orthopedic surgery & sports medicine, and arthroscopy by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery (AOBOS). The AOBOS is an organization that provides board certification to qualified DOs who specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

With an orthopedic career that includes 16 years of military service in the United States Army, Dr. Swift provided orthopedic service in Afghanistan, battling the war on terrorism. Most notably, he received the Bronze Star Medal for his service while in Afghanistan and the Meritorious Service Medal for service while at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. 

Through his military experience, he received additional training in orthopedic trauma and shoulder problems from Vanderbilt University. He also had the privilege of being the team physician for Michigan Tech University’s DI hockey program from 2010 until 2011. 

A Fellow of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (FAOAO), Dr. Swift is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and the Orthopedic Trauma Association.

Orthopedic surgery is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.

Accomplished in his field, Dr. Swift’s diligence and ethical standards of providing quality personal care to his patients have been recognized by his peers and his patients. He has been the Team Physician for Division I Athletic programs, a course instructor, presenter, and author on fracture care and minimally invasive shoulder and knee surgery. 

While in Michigan, he was selected as a Top Doctor for 2019-2021.

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