Russell E. Swann M.D., FACS

" Vision Health is important to the patient’s whole well-being. Clear vision is a quality of life issue that affects the patient on many levels. It is important for the patient to have confidence that the ophthalmologist will be available to help sustain the patient quality of vision while assuring continuity of care. "


Russell E. Swann, MD has served as the Medical Director and Senior Ophthalmologist at Brazos Eye Surgery in Central Texas for the past 37 years.  The practice has earned a reputation of excellence by providing their patients with advanced and cutting edge technology, along with a knowledgeable and professional staff. 

Dr. Swann specializes in comprehensive eye exams, LASIK, and the treatment of eye diseases including glaucoma, and eye injuries.



· Ophthalmology Residency July 1978 – June 1981

Oschner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana

· Surgical Internship  July 1975 – June 1976

Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas

· Medical Degree  September 1971 – May 1975 

Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana 

· Graduate Degree  September 1970 - June 1971

Tulane Graduate Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana

Master of Science in Biochemistry

· Additional Course Work  June 1969 – June 1970

Southern Methodist University & Loyola University

· Undergraduate Degree   September 1965 – June 1971

Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana 

Bachelor of Science 



· United States Army, Medical Corps Flight Surgeon, July 1976 – July 1978, Hanou, Germany 

· Established Brazos Eye Surgery of Texas in 1981



· Commendation Medal in the U.S. Army as Flight Surgeon

· The Marquis Who’s Who in the South and Southwest,  1986/1987

· U.S. Registry Who’s Who Among Outstanding Americans,  1994/1995

· The Best Doctors in America,  1996/1997; 2001-2018

· American Directory of Who’s Who in Executive and Business, 1997-1998

· Served on Glaucoma Advisory Panel for Alcon Laboratories, 1999/2000

· Board of Directors, Dallas Academy of Ophthalmologist

· Russian Medical Missions, John Woods Ministry, 2000

· Featured speaker for Pfizer Incorporated “Open Angle Glaucoma – A Focus on Current Management”, 2004

· Included in Leading Physicians of the World, 2013

· Featured speaker for Baylor University Honor Society, “LASIK Surgery”

· Nominated for America’s Best Physicians for 2018