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St. Joseph Healthcare in Bangor Expands Practice with Addition of Two Prominent Neurosurgeons

BANGOR---St. Joseph Healthcare in Bangor is pleased to announce the addition of two neurosurgeons, Dr. Joanna R. Swartzbaugh, M.D. and Dr. David W. Weitman, M.D., Ph.D., to St. Joseph Neurosurgery. 

“Drs. Swartzbaugh and Weitman have been serving our community and hospital for many years as part of Northeast Neurosurgery. We’re honored and excited to have them officially join the St. Joseph family,” said Dr. William Wood, M.D., vice president for medical affairs at St. Joseph Healthcare. “Their extensive experience and expertise will allow us to better serve our patients and expand access to these important services across the communities we serve.”

Dr. Swartzbaugh earned her bachelor’s degree in physics at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. She also holds a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Virginia Medical School in Charlottesville, Virginia, and completed her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Swartzbaugh is a diplomat with the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and, in addition to English, she speaks German. 

“I’m excited to continue serving the Bangor community in my new role with St. Joseph Neurosurgery,” said Dr. Swartzbaugh. “I’ve always been impressed by the level of care and compassion demonstrated by St. Joseph Healthcare’s team, and I applaud them for expanding their neurosurgery service offerings.”

Dr. Weitman earned his bachelor’s degree in nutritional biochemistry from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, prior to earning his Doctor of Medicine from the State University of New York in Brooklyn, New York. He completed his residency in neurological surgery at George Washington Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Weitman is also a diplomat with the American Board of Neurological Surgeons.

“I feel privileged to have provided care to thousands of people from our community over the last 20 years,” said Dr. Weitman. “I’m confident my transition to St. Joseph Healthcare will allow me to do even more for my patients and for our community.”

Dr. Swartzbaugh and Dr. Weitman are both accepting new patients at St. Joseph Neurosurgery, located at the hospital (office address is 360 Broadway, Suite 102 in Bangor). To make an appointment with either provider, please call (207) 907-1617.

St. Joseph Healthcare, a member of Covenant Health, was founded in 1947 by the Felician Sisters with a mission to support the overall wellness and healing of a patient’s mind, body, and spirit. St. Joseph Hospital, located in Bangor, is its 112-bed acute care community hospital that offers medical, surgical, orthopedic and cardiopulmonary care, laboratory services, physical and occupational therapy as well as a 24-hour emergency department and a skin and wound healing center. To learn more, visit