Skip to main

Scott J. Swanson

Dr. Scott J. Swanson is a thoracic surgeon and Canepari Family Distinguished Chair in Thoracic Surgery and Director of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is the associate chief of surgery at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center and is a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Swanson received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his general and cardiothoracic surgical residencies at the Brigham. He completed a fellowship in vascular biology at Harvard Medical School and a thoracic oncology fellowship at the Brigham. Dr. Swanson is board certified in surgery and thoracic surgery. He has been listed as one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly and named a top thoracic surgeon by Boston Magazine.

Dr. Swanson’s clinical interests include minimally invasive thoracic surgery and lung cancer. His research is focused on better understanding early stage lung cancer, its biologic fingerprint and clinical behavior.