Swapan K. Nath, PhD

Swapan K. Nath, PhD

Chair of Microbiology and Immunology
Professor, Department of Microbiology/Immunology

7000 Chad Colley Boulevard
Fort Smith, AR  72916

Dr. Nath is a Professor & Chair of Microbiology and Immunology, in ARCOM. Dr. Nath is a Board-certified, Clinical Microbiologist (with expertise on laboratory investigation of infectious diseases and antibiotics); a Fellow, Canadian College of Microbiologists (FCCM); a National Faculty, National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME); a Fellow, National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators (FNAOME); also, an Elsevier/Saunders author.

After earning his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Toronto (U of T), Canada, Dr. Nath did his fellowship in the U of T-affiliated teaching hospitals and Ontario Public Health Laboratories toward licensure to practice of Clinical Microbiology. His academic/professional journey (beginning in 1987) has taken him from Hamilton Civic Hospitals and McMaster University in Canada to LECOM College of Osteopathic Medicine/School of Pharmacy at Bradenton, FL.  In between, he has spent 5 years each at AUC School of Medicine and at UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX. This journey has taken him through a variety of hospital/academic positions and roles: Clinical Microbiologist, Laboratory Medicine (& Researcher, Molecular Epidemiology/Hospital Infection Control at Hamilton Civic Hospitals) and Assistant Professor of Pathology, McMaster University (PBL Tutor at School of Medicine); Associate/Professor of Microbiology & Developer/Director of creative TBL-style Microbiology Course with simulated labs; Course Director of Microbiology & Author, Problem based Microbiology (a creator of a new series of medical texts) while in Dallas, Texas; Professor of Microbiology & PBL Curriculum Developer/Facilitator in LECOM and also a Course Director of Microbiology & Immunology using TBL modality in LECOM School of Pharmacy.

Dr. Nath’s enthusiasm and passion to aid the learners and educators shape his educational activities and innovation of tools/methods, empowering the students to pursue life-long learning. He and his wife, Margaret, have a daughter, Liz, and a son, Joshua; they live and work in Dallas, TX.