About

About

Dr. Swaminath, MD serves as the director of the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Program at Lenox Hill Hospital. He is a practicing gastroenterologist with a clinical practice focused on treating patients with Crohn s and colitis, a major contributor to the gastroenterology fellowship training program at Lenox Hill Hospital, and with an appointment as an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. Dr. Swaminath provides multidisciplinary care for complex patients, leads the multidisciplinary IBD case conference, and is the principal investigator on a number of phase III clinical trials.

In addition to authoring numerous original clinical, translational, and review articles, Dr. Swaminath is a sought after speaker in the field of inflammatory bowel diseases. He has served as a NYC Crohn s and Colitis Foundation Chapter Medical Advisory Committee chair and currently participates as a member of the national scientific advisory Professional Education Committee. He has been featured on television news, and numerous print and online media.

Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Gastroenterology - American Board of IM/Gastroenterology

  • Academic titles

    • Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • Chief resident

    • University of California Medical Center San Diego

  • Medical school

    • University of California at San Diego - La Jolla

  • Residencies

    • University of California Medical Center San Diego

  • Fellowships

    • University of California Medical Center San Diego

    • Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center

  • Affiliations

    • Lenox Hill Hospital

Locations & insurance

Locations & insurance

178 East 85th Street, 4th FloorNew York, NY 10028

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07/12/2018
"Friendly, casual, exudes much confidence."
06/22/2018
"Dr. Swaminath is fantastic; not only being a fantastic doctor for Crohn's but he has a wonderful bedside manner & knows how to deal w/me."
05/08/2018
"Dr. Swaminath is a wonderful physician. He is willing to listen & work with a patient. Also he spends quality time with a patient and returns phone calls which all doctors do not complete. Lastly, Dr. Swaminath has a great sense of humor which can make all the difference."
05/01/2018
"Excellent care."
02/22/2018
"Dr. Swaminath has my complete confidence and trust."
02/01/2018
"Dr. Swaminath is great. Very chill. Dr. Korslitz recommended a very good replacement when he retired. Very knowledgeable and caring."
12/08/2017
"I was with my last provider for 40 years so switching to a new one was a little scary. Dr. Swaminath is excellent. Put me at ease and I have complete confidence in him."
11/29/2017
"I have recommended to 2 friends."
09/25/2017
"Best doctor found in life."
09/12/2017
"very thorough discussions whether explaining medications, reviewing symptoms or discussion treatment options. I have never felt rushed. Appreciate that Dr. Swaminath looks at me directly when speaking with me."
05/23/2017
"All good!"
05/19/2017
"Dr. Swaminath is one I would recommend to EVERYONE! He cares about my health MORE than I think about! He respects his patients & works kindly with them! I'm very appreciative!"
05/08/2017
"Dr. Swaminath is great!"
05/01/2017
"First, I already recommended people to my doctor. second the doctor was more concerned about my wellbeing then anything else. Great job Dr. Swaminath"
04/26/2017
"Very good doctor."
04/18/2017
"I would definitely recommend this Dr. he makes you feel comfortable and I understood what he said to me about my condition using simple terminology"
03/14/2017
"He saved my life."
11/04/2016
"Can't say enough good about Dr. Swaminath AND his staff. The best of the best!"
09/05/2016
"Only my second visit but already comfortable with Dr, Swaminath and his staff."
08/30/2016
"ALL of my experiences w/Dr. Swaminath and ALL of his staff since I became his patient in November 2015 have been pleasant, comfortable, and very professional."
08/01/2016
"Met all my needs with impractical timeliness, because on some days, I have an impractical schedule. Might sound confusing, but I gave office very little lead-time and they surprisingly accommodated me."
07/24/2016
"good experience"
07/15/2016
"Good."
05/09/2016
"Good experience"
11/18/2015
"I had a very, very bad experience with Dr. Swaminata, both in hospital and after."
08/20/2015
"I've been to many diff. doctors for diff. issues. Dr. Swamina was among the best in every single area."
07/01/2015
"Wonderful doctor - clear, precise communication and excellent rapport with patient."
07/01/2015
"Enjoyed his services."
03/06/2015
"He is the best GI doctor I have ever met, and I changed 5 of them."
12/03/2014
"Dr. Swaminath was excellent. Very kind and compassionate. A trustworthy doctor."

In the news

In the news

In the news
LiveScience September 30, 2016 Dr. Arun Swaminath, Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, Lenox Hill Hospital
CBS News September 28, 2016 Dr. Arun Swaminath, Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, Lenox Hill Hospital
HealthDay September 6, 2016 Dr. Arun Swaminath, Director, inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, Lenox Hill Hospital
The New York Times August 29, 2016 Dr. Arun Swaminath, Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, Lenox Hill Hospital

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