James M Shwayder

James M Shwayder, M.D., J.D.

Adjunct Professor

Business Phone: (352) 273-7660
Business Email: jshwayder@ufl.edu

About James M Shwayder

My name is James M. Shwayder, MD, JD, and I am a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist and an adjunct associate professor in the University of Florida Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. I earned my medical degree from the University of Colorado. Following medical school, I completed my internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Prior to joining the faculty at UF, I was in private practice in Newport News, Virginia, for 16 years as a clinical associate professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk. In 1998, I entered academics as the director of gynecology and director of ultrasound at Denver Health, an affiliated hospital of the University of Colorado, where I was also an associate professor. While in Colorado, I earned my Doctor of Jurisprudence degree at the University of Denver, joining the Colorado BAR. In 2006, I joined the faculty at the University of Louisville as the director of gynecology and director of the Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. Subsequently, I became the vice chair of clinical affairs for this department. In 2012, I moved to the University of Mississippi, where I served as the chair of obstetrics and gynecology.

I am a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. I have served on the board of directors for AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists) and AIUM (American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine). I am also recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in gynecologic ultrasound, speaking frequently on gynecologic ultrasound and medical-legal issues in ultrasound and medicine.

As a physician, my goal is to provide exceptional gynecologic ultrasound evaluation, assisting your clinician in providing the best care.

During my free time, I enjoy riding my bicycle, traveling and spending time with my wife, children and grandchildren.


Outstanding Reviewer: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
2015 · American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
Stuart A. Gottesfeld Award for Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award
2005 · University of Colorado
Outstanding Instructor
2002 · University of Colorado

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Clinical Profile

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
Areas of Interest
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Absent menstrual periods – primary
  • Absent menstrual periods – secondary
  • Adenomyosis
  • Endometrial biopsy
  • Endometrial polyps
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic ultrasound – abdominal
  • Transvaginal ultrasound
  • Ultrasound pregnancy
  • Uterine fibroids

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)



Misdiagnosed plicae palmatae.
Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. [DOI] 10.1002/uog.27511. [PMID] 37820060.
Depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate, weight gain and amenorrhea among obese adolescent and adult women.
The European journal of contraception & reproductive health care : the official journal of the European Society of Contraception. 25(1):54-59 [DOI] 10.1080/13625187.2019.1709963. [PMID] 31928370.
Coding and Legal Issues in Obstetric and Gynecologic Ultrasound.
Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America. 46(4):853-862 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ogc.2019.07.012. [PMID] 31677758.
Normal Pelvic Anatomy.
Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America. 46(4):563-580 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ogc.2019.06.001. [PMID] 31677742.
Proximal Tubal Patency Demonstrated Through Air Infusion During Flexible Office Hysteroscopy Is Predictive of Whole Tubal Patency
Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. 24(4):646-652 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jmig.2017.02.010.
Reducing Barriers to 17-Hydroxprogestrone Caproate (17P) Injections to Prevent Recurrent Preterm Birth in Mississippi.
Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association. 57(11):350-351 [PMID] 30281234.
What Is New in Medical-Legal Issues in Obstetrics and Gynecology?: Best Articles From the Past 2 Years.
Obstetrics and gynecology. 128(6):1441-1442 [DOI] 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001795. [PMID] 27824766.
Cystic adenomatoid tumor of the uterus.
Journal of cancer research and therapeutics. 11(4):967-9 [DOI] 10.4103/0973-1482.163678. [PMID] 26881558.
Efficacy and safety of intrauterine insemination and assisted reproductive technology in populations serodiscordant for human immunodeficiency virus: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Fertility and Sterility. 102(2):424-434 [DOI] 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2014.05.001.
Imaging for uterine myomas and adenomyosis.
Journal of minimally invasive gynecology. 21(3):362-76 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jmig.2013.11.011. [PMID] 24316138.
Current methods of tubal patency assessment.
Fertility and sterility. 95(7):2171-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.02.054. [PMID] 21457959.
Waiting for the tide to change: reducing risk in the turbulent sea of liability.
Obstetrics and gynecology. 116(1):8-15 [DOI] 10.1097/AOG.0b013e3181e5e2ec. [PMID] 20567162.
Laparoscopic management of endometriosis: comprehensive review of best evidence.
Journal of minimally invasive gynecology. 16(3):269-81 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jmig.2009.02.007. [PMID] 19423059.
Pelvic pain, adnexal masses, and ultrasound.
Seminars in reproductive medicine. 26(3):252-65 [DOI] 10.1055/s-2008-1076144. [PMID] 18504700.
Liability in high-risk obstetrics.
Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America. 34(3):617-25, xiv [PMID] 17921018.
A “see and treat” management for high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion pap smears.
Journal of lower genital tract disease. 7(2):104-6 [PMID] 17051054.
Pathophysiology of abnormal uterine bleeding.
Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America. 27(2):219-34 [PMID] 10857116.
Surgical management of adhesions, endometriosis, and tubal pathology in the woman with infertility.
Clinical obstetrics and gynecology. 43(4):916-28 [PMID] 11100306.
Laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy.
Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America. 26(1):169-87 [PMID] 10083937.
They’re not calling me an outlier anymore.
Medical economics. 74(10):87-8, 91 [PMID] 10173009.
Unilateral twin ectopic pregnancy managed by operative laparoscopy. A case report.
The Journal of reproductive medicine. 38(4):314-6 [PMID] 8501743.


Doctor Degree – Doctor of Jurisprudence
2003 · University of Denver
Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency
1982 · Maricopa Medical Center
Internship in Obstetrics & Gynecology
1979 · Maricopa Medical Center
Medical Degree
1978 · University of Colorado
Bachelor's Degree
1973 · University of Colorado

Contact Details

(352) 273-7660
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100294
UF Dept of OB/GYN