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Scott Swanson, MD

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgeon

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Conditions Treated Laryngeal Cancer Lung Cancer Pleural Mesothelioma

  • Bio & Insurance Information

    Dr. Swanson is the director of thoracic surgery at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, having completed the courses of Harvard Medical School in 1985. Going on to complete his residency and fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Swanson specializes in the surgical treatment of cancers affecting the chest area, such as mesothelioma. Dr. Swanson is a professor of surgery at Harvard and has three board certifications, in general surgery, surgical oncology and thoracic surgery. Dr. Scott Swanson is one of the doctors specializing and developing minimally invasive interventions with the assistance of direct feed video.

  • Education & Training


    Harvard Medical School - 1985

    Medical School


    Brigham and Women’s Hospital



    Brigham and Women’s Hospital


  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Internal Medicine - Oncology

    American Board of Surgery

    American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

  • Hospital & Practice

    Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (617) 732-5500

    75 Francis St

    Boston, Maryland 02115

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    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (866) 408-3324

    450 Brookline Ave.

    Boston, Massachusetts 02215

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    Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (617) 726-5130

    55 Fruit St

    Boston, Massachusetts 02114

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    North Shore Medical Center

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (978) 741-1200

    81 Highland Ave

    Salem, Massachusetts 01970

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  • Publications & Memberships

    Dr. Scott Swanson has contributed to 4 publications.

    Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy: Results of a Prospective Phase II Multicenter Trial-the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (E2202) Study.

    Luketich JD1, Pennathur A, Franchetti Y, Catalano PJ, Swanson S, Sugarbaker DJ, De Hoyos A, Maddaus MA, Nguyen NT, Benson AB, Fernando HC.

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    VATS Lobectomy Has Better Perioperative Outcomes Than Open Lobectomy: CALGB 31001, an Ancillary Analysis of CALGB 140202 (Alliance).

    Nwogu CE1, D'Cunha J2, Pang H3, Gu L3, Wang X3, Richards WG4, Veit LJ5, Demmy TL6, Sugarbaker DJ4, Kohman LJ5, Swanson SJ4; Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology.

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    Lobectomy vs. segmentectomy for NSCLC (T<2 cm).

    Villamizar, N.,Swanson, S. J.; Ann Cardiothorac Surg.

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    Current costs of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy.

    Lacin, T.,Swanson, S.; J Thorac Dis.

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    American College of Chest Physicians

    American Medical Association

    American Society of Clinical Oncology