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Scott J. Swanson, MD

Surgical Oncology

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  • Chief Surgical Officer
  • Disease Center Leader, Thoracic Oncology
  • Vice Chair for Clinical Cancer, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Clinical Interests

  • Esophageal cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Sarcoma
  • Thoracic oncology
  • Thymoma

Contact Information

  • Appointments617-732-6824
  • Office Phone Number617-525-7532
  • Fax617-264-6373


Dr. Swanson received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1985. He subsequently completed his residency in General Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and his fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Brigham and Womens Hospital. He is Board Certified in Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Swanson is the Director of the Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Program at Brigham and Womens Hospital and he serves as Chief Surgical Officer and Thoracic Oncology Disease Center Leader for the DFCI/BWH Thoracic Oncology Program. His clinical interests include thoracic oncology, minimally invasive surgery, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, sarcoma, and thymoma.

Board Certification:

  • Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery


  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Cardiothoracic Surgery


  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, General Surgery

Medical School:

  • Harvard Medical School


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