Richard A. Swenson, MD, received his BS in physics (Phi Beta Kappa) from Denison University (1970) and his MD from the University of Illinois School of Medicine (1974). Following five years of private practice, in 1982 Dr. Swenson accepted a teaching position as associate clinical professor with the University of Wisconsin medical school system Department of Family Medicine, where he taught for 15 years. He currently is a full-time futurist, physician-researcher, author and educator. As a physician, his focus is “cultural medicine,” researching the intersection of health and culture. As a futurist, his emphasis is fourfold: the future of the world system, western culture, faith and healthcare.
Richard A. Swenson, M.D.