Dr. Scott J. Swanson – Mesothelioma Doctor – Surgeon

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Mount Sinai Medical Center, Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery

1190 Fifth Avenue

New York, New York 10029

Phone: 212.659.6815

Fax: 212.659.6818

Email Address: scott.swanson@mountsinai.org

Dr. Scott J. Swanson is a surgeon at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, New York. Dr. Swanson is also a Senior Faculty Member (Professor) at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. His specialty is Surgery, Thoracic Surgery and his sub-specialty is Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Swanson’s clinical interests are lung cancer, esophageal surgery, Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VTR), lung transplantation, and thoracic oncology. Dr. Swanson’s research interests focus on immunologic mechanisms of transplantation. He is a collaborating investigator on the Nextran/Brigham and Women’s sponsored research grant, and he is currently developing a mouse model for airway transplantation.

Dr. Swanson is Protocol chair of the NIH U10 Grant; the principal investigator for CALGB 39802 protocol, and principal investigator on a Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital protocol for the Multimodality Therapy of State IIIB non-small cell lung cancer secondary to malignant pleural effusion of tumor satellitosis. In addition, Dr. Swanson has helped develop a thoracoscopic window to examine the pulmonary microcirculation in large animals, in real time.

Dr. Swanson completed his undergraduate studies at Amherst College in Amherst , Massachusetts in 1981. He attended Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, where he completed his Medical Degree (M.D.) in 1985. Dr. Swanson has a long list of Residencies that he completed during the course of roughly seven years. First, Dr. Swanson completed his Internship in General Surgery in 1985 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed his Residency in General Surgery from 1986-1990 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as well. From 1992-1994, Dr. Swanson completed his Residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery, also at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Swanson completed three Chief Residencies between 1993 and 1994. He completed his Chief Residency in Cardiac Surgery in 1993 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, his Chief Residency in Thoracic Surgery, also in 1993, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and finally, he completed his Chief Residency in Cardiac Surgery in 1994 at Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Swanson was awarded the Physicians Recognition Award by the American Medical Association in 1988 and the Alley-Sheridan Scholarship by The Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education in 1999. Dr. Swanson is also a member of several associations and societies. He is a member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), the Cardiothoracic Surgery Network (CSN), the General Thoracic Surgical Club (GTSC), and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS).