Dr. Schwanke is a Colorado
native who moved to San Francisco
in l973 to complete his pediatric training at UCSF where he graduated from the
primary care pediatric program in 1976. He obtained his MD degree from the University
of Chicago (Pritzker School of
Medicine) in 1973. He is also a graduate of ColoradoCollege (BA English l969).
Dr. Schwanke founded Noe Valley Pediatrics in l977 and
has since continuously practiced at our current location.
He has been board certified in pediatrics since l978.
He has special interest in nutrition, asthma, infectious disease, complementary
medicine and child development, but claims no specialized training in those
Dr. Schwanke has basic familiarity with Spanish and at one
time was fluent in German (sadly much less so today).
He enjoys gardening, travel (especially in Latin
America and Hawaii),
classical music, good food and wine.
He and his wife Cecile Schwanke (who is a psychiatric
nursing administrator at SFGH) reside in BernalHeights have two daughters Theresa
(a first year medical student at Cornell-Weil) and Maria (an enrolling freshman
at NYU). Both daughters attended the San FranciscoSchool and the International High
School of FAIS. (this information last updated May of 2010)