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Mark Swidler, MD

Associate Professor; Director, Outpatient Palliative Care, Smilow Cancer Hospital, Palliative Care Program

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Mark Swidler, MD

Patient Care Location

  • Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center at Yale New Haven
    35 Park Street, Rm 20 York Street, Ste North Pavilion 4
    New Haven, CT, 06511
Mark Swidler
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Biography

Dr. Mark Swidler is Director of Outpatient Palliative Care. He oversees the palliative care services for our outpatient clinics at Smilow Cancer Hospital. His specialties are in Geriatric Medicine, Hospice, and Palliative Medicine, and Nephrology. Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, Dr. Swidler was an Associate Professor in the Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development and Palliative Medicine and the Department of Medicine/Renal Division at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1978)
  • AB
    State University of New York at Binghamton (1972)
  • Palliative Medicine Fellow
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Geriatric Fellow
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Clinical and Research Fellow
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Research Fellow
    Harvard Medical School
  • Chief Medicine Residency
    St. Vincent's Hospital &Medical Center
  • Residency
    St. Vincent's Hospital & Medical Center
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1981)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Nephrology (1990, recertified: 2010)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine (2003, recertified: 2013)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine (2008, recertified: 2018)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Junior Award in Geriatric Nephrology/T. Franklins Williams Scholars ProgramAmerican Society of Nephrology - Association of Subspecialty Professors2005
The John A. Hartford Foundation Center of Excellence ScholarBrookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai School of Medicine2002
NIH National Research Service AwardNational Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute1985

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Smilow Cancer Hospital Mortality Review CommitteeCommittee Member2018
American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Special Interest Group-Ambulatory Palliative CareMember2017 - 2020
American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Forum Group-RenalMember2017 - 2020
OPSQC Oncology Patient Safety and Council MeetingCommittee Member2017 - 2018
Oncology Care Model Education MeetingsCommittee Member2017 - 2018
Ambulatory Clinic CommitteeCommittee Member2017 - 2018
Readmission/Palliative Care WorkgroupCommittee Member2017 - 2018
Virtual Hospice CommitteeCommittee Member2016 - 2018
Healer’s Art WorkshopCommittee Member2016 - 2017
Palliative Care Tumor BoardSmilow outpatient clinic2016
Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship Selection CommitteeCommittee Member2016
Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship Candidate Screening SubcommitteeCommittee Member2016
Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship Clinical Competency CommitteeCommittee Member2016
Palliative Care Program DevelopmentCommittee Member2016
New York Academy of Medicine Alison Norris Symposium“Hearing the Patient’s Voice: Patient-Centered Care in Advanced Kidney Disease” October 28, 20152015
Coalition for Supportive Care of Kidney PatientsCommittee Member2014 - 2016
End-of-Life Kidney CoalitionASN/GNAG Representative, End-of-Life Kidney Coalition, Richmond, VA2011 - 2014
American Society of Nephrology for Geriatric NephrologyCo-editor NepSAP (Nephrology Self-Assessment Program) of the American Society of Nephrology for Geriatric Nephrology2010 - 2011
RPA and the American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)Liaison consultant between RPA and the American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) to secure endorsement of RPA document (above) by the American Association of Palliative Medicine and Hospice2010
American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Geriatric Nephrology Advisory Group (GNAG)Committee Member, American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Geriatric Nephrology Advisory Group (GNAG)2009 - 2013
Renal Physicians AssociationMember Renal Physicians Association (RPA) Committee to revise RPA “Shared Decision Making in the Appropriate Initiation of and Withdrawal from Dialysis” Clinical Guideline Number 22008 - 2010

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