Peter J. Swarr, MD, FAAP

Internal Medicine & Pediatrics located in Franklin, TN & Brentwood, TN

Dr. Swarr grew up in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York. His Bachelor’s degree in History was received from Haverford College near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, while his medical degree is from University of Vermont College of Medicine, where he was also elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society.

Dr. Swarr completed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, with the combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics program. At the same time, he was awarded with the Housestaff Clinical Teaching Award in 2002 and 2003 by Vanderbilt medical students. This award is given to select Vanderbilt physicians “in recognition of excellence in the clinical education of medical students, who embody the attributes of a caring physician and have been an exceptional role model.” Dr Swarr became chief resident in Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt in 2003.

Dr. Swarr is an active participant in medical student and resident education, as he is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He particularly enjoys taking care of families, and he is currently accepting new patients of all ages.

Dr. Swarr was voted by the readers of The Tennessean as one of the three Best Pediatricians in the annual Toast of Music City Awards in 2010 and also 2011. Additionally, he has been elected Vice-Chairman of the Judicial Council for the Tennessee Medical Association. Moreover, he was nominated by his peers, Class of 2009, to participate in the Physician Leadership College of the Tennessee Medical Association. Dr. Swarr is a member of the TennCare Drug Utilization Review Board, which reviews pharmaceutical utilization for Tennessee’s Medicaid Program to improve quality of care, prevent fraud and abuse, and control costs of prescription drugs in the state of Tennessee.

Dr. Swarr is currently a Home Team Medical Director for Southern Davidson and Williamson County for Alive Hospice of Nashville, Tennessee. Furthermore, he is passionate about supporting military families and, as he travels throughout the country as a contractor for the Veterans Administration, he maintains medical licenses in multiple states. In the Veterans Administration, he performs examinations for troops, many of whom have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Dr. Swarr is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine as well as the American Board of Pediatrics. In 2004, he joined Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics and is very happy to have done so. In his free time, he enjoys fly fishing, playing golf poorly, cooking, and traveling with his wife, Elizabeth, and their two children.