Robert E. Swint Sr., MD, FACC
Robert E. Swint, MD, FACC, is the president and founder of Lutheran Medical Group, formerly known as The Heart Center Medical Group. During his first year, Dr. Swint, who was the first board-certified cardiologist in the region in 1977, performed the first heart catheterization in northeastern Indiana.
Born and raised in Fremont, Ohio, Dr. Swint's father was also a physician who practiced for more than 30 years. After receiving a bachelor's degree from the University of Detroit, Dr. Swint earned a medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, where he was elected president of his medical class. Dr. Swint completed an internal medicine internship at Northwestern University, Evanston Hospital and a residency at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Swint served as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy from 1972 to 1974, then completed a cardiology fellowship at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor.
Dr. Swint, who is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology and is a member of the college's Council of Geriatric Cardiology and the American Heart Association's Council of Clinical Cardiology. He is a clinical associate professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Fort Wayne Center for Medical Education. Dr. Swint is past president of the Fort Wayne Medical Society, and he is a co-founder of the Northeast Indiana Wellness Council. Dr. Swint serves as the medical director of LMG's research division, the Northern Indiana Research Alliance (NIRA), and he was the recipient of the 2008 Physician Healthcare Hero Award, presented by Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly.