Phillip Swann

Dr. Phillip Swann Bsc MBBS MPH is originally from Grand Bahama in The Bahamas and grew in Holmes’ Rock. Dr. Swann completed Holmes’ Rock Primary School, before going for junior high at Sunland Lutheran School (now Sunland Baptist Academy) and senior high education at the Freeport Anglican High School (now Bishop Michael Eldon School. He pursued tertiary education at the College of The Bahamas’ Oakes Field Campus for a year before matriculating at the Mona Campus of the University of The West Indies graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours. He earned his medical degree while studying at the Mona and Nassau Campuses of the University of The West Indies. Following internship, Dr. Swann worked in the Internal Medicine and Radiology Departments at PMH before transferring to work in the area of public health. In 2011, Dr. Swann completed a Master’s degree in Public Health at the University of South Florida and became certified as a public health specialist with the National Board of Public Health Examiners in the US. Dr. Swann is presently deployed to the Ministry of Health with responsibility for national non-communicable diseases programmes with a focus on strengthening data collection processes to inform evidence-based decision-making. He is also the inaugural chairman of the Healthy Bahamas Coalition. Dr. Swann is a General Practitioner registered with the Bahamas Medical Council and the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom. He and his wife Dr. Leslyn Armbrister-Swann have two children.