Christopher A. Swingle, D.O., a radiologist with West County Radiology, has been elected 2018 president of the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society. Dr. Swingle was installed at the 2018 Annual Meeting and Installation Banquet held Saturday, January 27 in the Starlight Ballroom at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel.
Other 2018 officers elected include Ramona Behshad, M.D., as president-elect; Alan P.K. Wild, M.D., as vice president; and Robert A. Brennan, Jr., M.D., as secretary-treasurer. J. Collins Corder, M.D., is the immediate past president.
Elected to three-year terms as councilors are: Christopher C. Bowe, M.D.; Mark C. Gunby, D.O.; Mary M. Klix, M.D. and Pearl F. Serota, M.D. Two former SLMMS leaders, David L. Pohl, M.D. and Jason Skyles, M.D., have been appointed to fill unexpired terms on the SLMMS Council.
Specializing in nuclear medicine, Dr. Swingle is an attending physician at Mercy Hospital St. Louis. He is certified by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine, the Certification Board of Cardiac Computed Tomography and the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology.
Dr. Swingle obtained his osteopathic medicine degree from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB) and his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas. He served his internship at KCUMB and a nuclear medicine residency at Emory University. He completed a positron emission tomography fellowship at Emory University.
In the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society, Dr. Swingle previously has held offices including president-elect, 2017; vice president, 2016; and councilor, 2014-2015. He also is a member of the Missouri State Medical Association and American Medical Association.
Dr. Swingle is a member of the Greater St. Louis Society of Radiologists and was 2016 president. He also is a member of the Missouri Radiological Society, the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, the Radiological Society of North America and the American Roentgen Ray Society.