Dr Alex Swann
Dr Alex Swann BSc(Hons) MBBS FRCA FANZCA
Dr Alex Swann is a Specialist Anaesthetist based in Perth, Western Australia. Dr Swann attended medical school Guys Hospital in London and trained in Anaesthesia in both the UK and Australia. He completed fellowships in difficult airway anaesthesia and simulation medicine here in Perth. Alex has practised in both public and private health systems since 2009. He is a fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and the Royal College of Anaesthetists (UK).
Dr Swann holds a current tertiary public appointment at Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group, where he served as the inaugural Head of Department between 2013 and 2020. He is currently Director of Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine at St John of God Hospital Murdoch.
His clinical interests include difficult airway anaesthesia, paediatric surgery, major joint replacement and Disaster Medicine.
He is heavily involved in teaching and research as a Senior Clinical Lecturer at UWA and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Murdoch University.
Outside of clinical anaesthesia, Alex is a Medical Team Lead for the Australian Medical Assistance Team (AUSMAT) recently leading missions to repatriate Australians from Wuhan, China in January 2020, and managing the Artania Cruise Ship COVID response here in Perth. He is also one of the State DFES doctors (Department of Fire & Emergency Services) deploying to the scene of emergencies and disasters within WA.
Dr Swann will always see and speak with you prior to your surgery. For the majority of patients, this will be a phone call in the preceding days, for some it may occur in hospital on the day of surgery. Depending on the complexity of the surgery and anaesthesia, and your medical history, consultations may be required, either in his rooms, or via Skype/FaceTime.
Dr Swann is an HBF preferred provider and this means no funding shortfall for a majority of procedures. All other health funds may incur an out of pocket expense. Please check with his rooms for quotes and other billing enquires.
If you have particular concerns or you would like to see Dr Swann prior to surgery, please do not hesitate to contact his rooms. You can also contact Alex either through the hospital or through his rooms even after your discharge from hospital if needed.