Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Male
Accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
Welcome. My name is Dr. Swend Holland, and I am one of a team of surgical pathologists that evaluate your biopsy or resection tissue to help your primary physicians diagnose and treat your condition.
I chose to become a physician because I had a strong interest in science, especially human biology, and I wanted to help other people. I grew up in a rural agricultural community in central Montana. After medical school, I practiced as a general practitioner in the Unites States Air Force in Japan. After my tour, I completed pathology resident training at UC San Diego.
During my residency training, I worked in the Department of Pathology here at Kaiser Permanente’s San Diego Medical Center. That experience was an immensely important part of my training, for which I am very grateful. When an opportunity arose to work in this environment, I immediately jumped on it, and have been a Kaiser Permanente physician for almost seven years. In my experience, I believe we have one of the best pathology services anywhere. It is truly a pleasure to work with such outstanding people.
Although my work is very rewarding, I lead a healthy lifestyle by spending time with my boys and my wife.