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Colleen Swank

Colleen Swank, MD, FAAP

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  • Pediatrics


Medical Education

University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, North Dakota, Doctor of Medicine


University of Utah Primary Children's Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, Pediatric Residency


Board Certified
American Board of Pediatrics

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Chair of the Department of Pediatrics 
  • Clinical Professorship at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences


Colleen Swank, MD, is a pediatrician at Altru Health System and the Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Swank provides leadership to the physicians at Altru and teaches at the University of North Dakota. When practicing and seeing patients she enjoys making sick children feel better and finds satisfaction in watching her patients grow. In her free time she spends time with her family, travels, tries different foods and shops for shoes.

Philosophy Of Medicine

“I chose a career in pediatrics because I enjoy watching children grow. It is so fun to see the delight and pride in parents as they watch their children progress through the developmental stages. Although I also get immense satisfaction from making sick children feel better, I see my role more as being an advocate for the prevention of disease - making sure children are vaccinated, using car seats appropriately, wearing helmets, using seatbelts, staying active, limiting screen time and developing healthy habits that hopefully will stay with them through adulthood.”

Office Information


  • Altru Main Clinic
    1000 S. Columbia Rd.
    Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201
    • Main: 701-780-6000
    • Alternate: 800-732-4277