Brian L. Swick, MD, FAAD

Portrait
Clinical Professor
Clinical Professor of Dermatology
Clinical Professor of Pathology

Contact Information

Primary Office: 40025 Pomerantz Family Pavilion
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
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319-356-0556

Education

BS, Geology, Iowa State University
MD, Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Iowa - Des Moines
Resident, Dermatology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Fellow, Dermatopathology, under Loren E Golitz MD and James E Fitzpatrick MD, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Licensure and Certifications

Board Certified - American Board of Dermatopathology
State of Nebraska Medical License - Nebraska Board of Medicine
Board Certified - American Board of Dermatology
State of Colorado Medical License - Colorado Board of Medicine
State of Iowa Medical License - Iowa Board of Medicine

Research Summary

My interests include all aspects of medical dermatology and non-Mohs surgery. In addition, I am clinically active as a dermatopathologist at the University of Iowa and the Iowa City VAMC as well as serving on the melanoma biweekly tumor board. My non-clinical interests include resident and medical student education.

Publications

Dore, E., Swick, B. L., Link, B. K., Ghahramani, G. K. & Liu, V. (2017). Follicular lymphomatoid papulosis with follicular mucinosis: a clinicopathologic study of 3 cases with literature review and conceptual reappraisal. J Cutan Pathol, 44(4), 360-366. PMID: 28009441.

Boes, E. E., Selby, J. C. & Swick, B. L. (2017). 'Super bloom' dermatitis. Clin Exp Dermatol. PMID: 28397285.

Connor, C. J., Swick, B. L. (2017). SkIndia Quiz 33: Solitary pigmented plaque containing a blue-gray papule. Indian Dermatol Online J, 8(1), 70-72. PMID: 28217486.

Mutgi, K. A., Milhem, M., Swick, B. L. & Liu, V. (2016). Pityriasis lichenoides chronica-like drug eruption developing during pembrolizumab treatment for metastatic melanoma. JAAD Case Rep, 2(4), 343-5. PMID: 27570820.

Boes, E. E., Walling, H. W. & Swick, B. L. (2016). Haemorrhagic macules on the palms and soles. Clin Exp Dermatol, 41(4), 449-50. PMID: 26648207.

Little, A. J., Seline, A. E., Swick, B. L. & Wanat, K. A. (2016). Cutaneous metastasis of breast adenoid cystic carcinoma to the scalp. J Cutan Pathol, 43(8), 684-7. PMID: 26968987.

Melrose, E. G., Willis, M. & Swick, B. L. (2016). Livedo reticularis following use of norepinephrine (noradrenaline): a case report. Clin Exp Dermatol, 41(4), 442-3. PMID: 26801678.

Phadke, S. D., Ghabour, R., Swick, B. L., Swenson, A., Milhem, M. & Zakharia, Y. (2016). Pembrolizumab Therapy Triggering an Exacerbation of Preexisting Autoimmune Disease: A Report of 2 Patient Cases. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep, 2324709616674316. PMID: 27826593.

Swick, B. L., Clark, A. H. (2016). Chronic lymphedema with recurrent blistering and ulceration arising in a leishmaniasis scar. (Vols. 7). (3), pp. 210-1. Indian Dermatol Online J. PMID: 27294064.

Boes, E. E., Walling, H. W. & Swick, B. L. (2016). Winter eruption on the thighs. Clin Exp Dermatol, 41(2), 224-6. PMID: 26206610.

Seline, A. E., Swick, B. L. (2016). Secondary syphilis. Cutis, 97(1), 16;45;46. PMID: 26919360.

Holahan, H., Farah, R., Asarch, A., Swick, B. & Liu, V. (2015). Bullous lesions on the extremities of an incarcerated man. Clin Exp Dermatol, 40(2), 222-4. PMID: 25603886.

Ghahramani, G. K., Swick, B. L. & Ciliberto, H. (2015). Ulcerated Spitz nevus masquerading as a juvenile xanthogranuloma. Pediatr Dermatol, 32(1), 148-50. PMID: 25441121.

Dore, E., Noe, M. H. & Swick, B. L. (2015). Trichoblastoma, syringocystadenoma papilliferum, desmoplastic trichilemmoma, and tumor of the follicular infundibulum with signet-ring cells, all arising in nevus sebaceus. J Cutan Pathol. PMID: 25761672.

Mutgi, K. A., Swick, B. L. (2015). Multifocal epithelioid hemangioma of the penis: a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. J Cutan Pathol, 42(5), 303-7. PMID: 26042800.

Chitgopeker, P., Little, A. J. & Swick, B. L. (2015). Bullae and Erosions on Sun-Exposed Skin. JAMA Dermatol. PMID: 26676923.

Lester, E. B., Swick, B. L. (2015). Eosinophils in biopsy specimens of lichen sclerosus: a not uncommon finding. J Cutan Path, 42(1), 16-21. PMID: 25404144.

Moye, M. S., Swick, B. L. & Wanat, K. A. (2015). A Growing Scar on the Abdomen of a Middle-aged Woman. JAMA, 314(11), 1169-70. PMID: 26372587.

McClanahan, C., Asarch, A. & Swick, B. L. (2014). Black spot poison ivy. Int J Dermatol, 53(6), 752-3. PMID: 24601999.

Holahan, H. M., Farah, R. S. & Swick, B. L. (2014). Pretibial myxedema. Cutis, 94(2), 60, 73-4. PMID: 25184646.

Hochwalt, P. C., Fernandez, K. H. & Swick, B. L. (2014). Large subcutaneous masses. Cutis, 94(6), E6-8. PMID: 25566583.

Elas, D., Stone, M. S., Swick, B., Miller, M. & Stockdale, C. (2014). Botryomycosis of the vulva: a case report. J Low Genit Tract Dis, 18(3), e80-3. PMID: 24402357.

Moye, M. S., Farah, R. S. & Swick, B. L. (2014). Folliculocentric papules and alopecia. Clin Exp Dermatol, 39(5), 661-3. PMID: 24888435.

Hegg, R. M., Alkousakis, T. J. & Swick, B. L. (2014). What is your diagnosis? Old world Leishmaniasis. Cutis, 93(2), 67; 69; 70. PMID: 24605349.

Farah, R. S., Holahan, H. M. & Swick, B. L. (2014). Giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath. Cutis, 93(4), 174; 181-2. PMID: 24818183.

Crawford, K. D., Sheth, S. & Swick, B. L. (2014). Subcutaneous mass. Clin Exp Dermatol, 39(3), 425-7. PMID: 24635096.

Rysgaard, C., Alexander, E. & Swick, B. L. (2014). Nodular secondary syphilis with associated granulomatous inflammation: case report and literature review. J Cutan Pathol, 41(4), 370-9. PMID: 24447075.

Wilson, T. C., Stone, M. S. & Swick, B. L. (2014). Histiocytoid Sweet Syndrome With Haloed Myeloid Cells Masquerading as a Cryptococcal Infection. Am J Dermatopathol, 36(3), 264-9. PMID: 23739245.

Farah, R. S., Hochwalt, P. C. & Swick, B. L. (2013). Congenital facial papule. Clin Exp Dermatol, 38(4), 439-40. PMID: 23496775.

Rogers, L. M., Riordan, J. D., Swick, B. L., Meyerholz, D. K. & Dupuy, A. J. (2013). Ectopic expression of Zmiz1 induces cutaneous squamous cell malignancies in a mouse model of cancer. J Invest Dermatol, 133(7), 1863-9. PMID: 23739245.

Hochwalt, P. C., Swick, B. L. & VanBeek, M. (2013). Numerous facial lesions in a 47-year-old woman. JAMA Dermatol, 149(2), 223. PMID: 23426483.

Farah, R., Ferguson, N. N. & Swick, B. L. (2013). Lichen planopilaris. Cutis, 92(1), 11, 17-8. PMID: 23961528.

Ferguson, N. N., Wendel, A., Farah, R., Liu, V. & Swick, B. L. (2013). Postsurgical erosive papulonodular dermatosis. J Am Acad Dermatol, 69(4), e188-9. PMID: 24034394.

Fernandez, K. H., Liu, V. & Swick, B. L. (2013). Nonuremic calciphylaxis associated with histologic changes of pseudoxanthoma elasticum. Am J Dermatopathol, 35(1), 106-8. PMID: 22892472.

Swick, B. L., Srikantha, R. & Messingham, K. N. (2013). Specific analysis of KIT and PDGFR-alpha expression and mutational status in Merkel cell carcinoma. J Cutan Pathol, 40(7), 623-30. PMID: 23426136.

Ferguson, N. N., Asarch, A., VanBeek, M. & Swick, B. L. (2013). Acute mucocutaneous methotrexate toxicity associated with interface dermatitis and numerous eosinophils. Am J Dermatopathol, 35(4), e63-6. PMID: 23221488.

Hochwalt, P. C., Swick, B. L. & Liu, V. (2012). Nonhealing ulcer of the left fifth finger. Arch Dermatol, 148(7), 849-54. PMID: 22801625.

Walling, H. W., Swick, B. L. (2012). Interstitial granulomatous dermatitis associated with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. Cutis, 90(1), 30-2. PMID: 22908730.

Vanourny, J., Swick, B. L. (2012). Sweet syndrome with systemic inflammatory response syndrome. Arch Dermatol, 148(8), 969-70. PMID: 2911211.

Adarch, A. D., Swick, B. L. & Fairley, J. A. (2012). Cryptic esophageal pemphigus vulgaris despite apparent clinical remission. J Am Acad Dermatol, 67(5), e213-4. PMID: 23062919.

Eppsteiner, R. W., Swick, B. L., Milhem, M. M., Hoffman, H. T. & Pagedar, N. A. (2012). Sentinel node biopsy for head and neck desmoplastic melanoma: not a given. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 147(2), 271-4. PMID: 22399279.

Wilson, T. C., Legler, A., Madison, K. C., Fairley, J. A. & Swick, B. L. (2012). Erythema migrans: a spectrum of histopathologic changes. Am J Dermatopathol, 34(8), 834-7. PMID: 22722463.

Swick, B. L. (2012). Polymerase chain reaction-based molecular diagnosis of cutaneous infections in dermatopathology. Semin Cutan Med Surg, 31(4), 241-6. PMID: 23174494.

Swick, B. L. (2012). Practice Gaps. Overreliance on tissue eosinophilia in diagnosing drug eruptions. Arch Dermatol, 148(2), 194. PMID: 22351818.

Halbesleben, J. J., Swick, B. L. (2011). Localized acral pityriasis lichenoides chronica: report of a case. J Dermatol, 38(8), 832-4. PMID: 21352323.

Walling, H. W., Swick, B. L. (2011). Simulation of cutaneous Bowen's disease by freeze artifact in tissue briefly fixed in formalin. Int J Dermatol, 50(6), 757-8. PMID: 21595679.

Hughart, R., Katz, P. J., Ray, T. L. & Swick, B. L. (2011). Paronychia and necrotic nodules. Arch Dermatol, 147(11), 1317-22. PMID: 22106120.

Swick, B. L., Baum, C. L., Venkat, A. P. & Liu, V. (2011). Indolent CD8+ lymphoid proliferation of the ear: report of two cases and review of the literature. J Cutan Pathol, 38(2), 209-15. PMID: 21083681.

Walling, H. W., Swick, B. L. (2011). Treatment options for hyperhidrosis. Am J Clin Dermatol, 12(5), 285-95. PMID: 21714579.

Bassis, A. V., Fairley, J. A., Ameln, R. T. & Swick, B. L. (2011). Cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman disease following pneumococcal vaccination. J Am Acad Dermatol, 65(4), 890-2. PMID: 21920257.

Baum, C. L., Neppalli, V. T., Link, B., Swick, B. L. & Liu, V. (2011). Reappraisal of the provisional entity primary cutaneous CD4+ small/medium pleomorphic T-cell lymphoma: a series of 10 adult and pediatric patients and review of the literature. J Am Acad Dermatol, 65(4), 739-48. PMID: 21641676.

Schupbach, A., Swick, B. L. (2010). Numerous hyperpigmented macules on the trunk. Clin Exp Dermatol, 35(4), e169-71. PMID: 20518904.

Pietras, T. A., Baum, C. L. & Swick, B. L. (2010). Coexistent Kaposi sarcoma, cryptococcosis, and Mycobacterium avium intracellulare in a solitary cutaneous nodule in a patient with AIDS: report of a case and literature review. J Am Acad Dermatol, 62(4), 676-80. PMID: 20227582.

Halbesleben, J., Swick, B. L. (2010). Nodules on the feet--quiz case. Arch Dermatol, 146(5), 557-62. PMID: 20479312.

Swick, B. L., Walling, H. W. & Stone, M. S. (2010). Solitary erythematous nodule on the back. Arch Dermatol, 146(4), 439-44. PMID: 20404237.

Walling, H. W., Swick, B. L. (2010). Update on the management of chronic eczema: new approaches and emerging treatment options. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol, 28(3), 99-117. PMID: 21437065.

Swick, B. L., Walling, H. W. (2010). Use of a towel clamp as a surgical instrument. Dermatol Surg, 36(11), 1737-8. PMID: 20849543.

Swick, B. L., reddy, S. C., Friedrichs, A. & Stone, M. S. (2010). Disseminated Scopulariopsis-culture is required to distinguish from other disseminated mould infections. J Cutan Pathol, 37(6), 687-91. PMID: 19615008.

Swick, B. L., Gordon, J. R. (2010). Superficially invasive transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder associated with distant cutaneous metastases. J Cutan Pathol, 37(12), 1245-50. PMID: 19919656.

Sahai, S., Swick, B. L. (2010). Hyperkeratotic eruption, hand-foot skin reaction, facial erythema, and stomatitis secondary to multi-targeted kinase inhibitor sorafenib. Int J Dermatol, 49(10), 1203-6. PMID: 20883411.

Walling, H. W., Swick, B. L. (2010). Cutaneous fixed drug eruption to fluconazole. J Drugs Dermatol, 9(8), 1025-8. PMID: 20684158.

Swick, B. L. (2009). Monograph on miliaria. Epocrates Inc.

Walling, H. W., Swick, B. L. (2009). Squamous cell carcinoma arising in nevus comedonicus. Dermatol Surg, 35(1), 144-6. PMID: 19076196.

Walling, H. W., Swick, B. L. (2009). Pityriasis rubra pilaris responding rapidly to adalimumab. Arch Dermatol, 145(1), 99-101. PMID: 19153364.

Swick, B. L. (2009). Monograph on lichen simplex chronicus. Epocrates Inc.

Swick, B. L. (2009). Monograph on pityriasis versicolor. Epocrates Inc.

Swick, B. L., Baum, C. L. & Walling, H. W. (2009). Rippled-pattern trichoblastoma with apocrine differentiation arising in a nevus sebaceus: report of a case and review of the literature. J Cutan Pathol, 36(11), 1200-5. PMID: 19469871.

Swick, B. L., DeBates, S. M. (2009). A solitary nodule on the finger. Arch Dermatol, 145(3), 321-326. PMID: 19289770.

Walling, H. W., Swick, B. L. (2009). Identifying a tissue floater on Mohs frozen sections. Dermatol Surg, 35(6), 1009-10. PMID: 19397652.

Bhawan, J., Swick, B. L., Koff, A. B. & Stone, M. S. (2009). Sclerotic bodies in nephrogenic systemic fibrosis: a new histopathologic finding. J Cutan Pathol, 36(5), 548-52. PMID: 19476523.

Swick, B. L., Ravdel, L., Fitzpatrick, J. E. & Robinson, W. A. (2008). Platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha mutational status and immunohistochemical expression in Merkel cell carcinoma: implications for treatment with imatinib mesylate. J Cutan Pathol, 35(2), 197-202. PMID: 18190445.

Walling, H. W., Swick, B. L. & Boddicker, M. E. (2008). Frictional hyperkeratotic hand dermatitis responding to Grenz ray therapy. Contact Dermatitis, 58(1), 49-51. PMID: 18154560.

Walling, H. W., Swick, B. L., Gerami, P. & Scupham, R. K. (2008). Folliculotropic mycosis fungoides responding to bexarotene gel. J Drugs Dermatol, 7(2), 169-71. PMID: 18335654.

Swick, B. L., Walling, H. W. (2008). Depigmented patches with an annular inflammatory border. Clin Exp Dermatol, 33(5), 671-2. PMID: 18801102.

Walling, H. W., Swick, B. L. (2008). Intranasal formication correlates with diagnosis of delusions of parasitosis. J Am Acad Dermatol, 58(2 Suppl), S35-6. PMID: 18191698.

Swick, B. L. (2008). Floret-like multinucleated giant cells in a neurofibromatosis type 1-associated neurofibroma. Am J Dermatopathol, 30(6), 632-4. PMID: 19033946.

Walling, H. W., Swick, B. L. (2008). Monograph on malignant melanoma. In Epocrates. An athenahealth company.

Swick, B. L., Walling, H. W. (2007). Papular eruption in an HIV-infected man. Disseminated histoplasmosis with cutaneous and gastrointestinal involvement. Arch Dermatol, 143(2), 255-60. PMID: 17310009.

Walling, H. W., Swick, B. L. (2007). Psychocutaneous syndromes: a call for revised nomenclature. Clin Exp Dermatol, 32(3), 317-19. PMID: 17397356.

Swick, B. L., Ravdel, L., Fitzpatrick, J. E. & Robinson, W. A. (2007). Merkel cell carcinoma: evaluation of KIT (CD117) expression and failure to demonstrate activating mutations in the C-KIT proto-oncogene - implications for treatment with imatinib mesylate. J Cutan Pathol, 34(4), 324-329. PMID: 17381803.

DeBloom, J. R., Friedrichs, A., Swick, B. L. & Whitaker, D. C. (2006). Management of cutaneous angiomyolipoma and its association with tuberous sclerosis. J Dermatol, 33(11), 783-6. PMID: 17073994.

Seema, S., Swick, B. L. & Stone, M. S. (2005). Self-Assessment examination of the American Academy of Dermatology identification number 805-209, A diffuse papulosquamous eruption. J Am Acad Dermatol, 53(3), 552-4.

Swick, B. L., Walling, H. W. (2005). Drug-induced delusions of parasitosis during treatment of Parkinson’s disease. J Am Acad Dermatol, 53(6), 1086-7. PMID: 16310077.

A, G. P., Walling, H. W., Swick, B. L. & Sontheimer, R. D. (2004). Chronic penile ulceration in a 72-year-old man. Arch Dermatol, 140(7), 877-82. PMID: 15262703.

Swick, B. L., Stone, M. S. (2003). Hyperpigmented petechial patch on the ankle: Self-Assessment examination of the American Academy of Dermatology identification number 803-211. J Am Acad Dermatol, 49(5), 971-4.

Walling, H. W. (2003). Pathophysiology. M. R. Klein , B. L. Swick (Eds.) The College Network, Indianapolis, IN.

Swick, B. L., Stone, M. S. (2001). Self-Assessment examination of the American Academy of Dermatology identification number 801-203. J Am Acad Dermat, 44(3), 554-555, 558-559.