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Dr. Gary Swain, MD

Surgeon

Professional statement

Dr. Swain is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University where he graduated as member of Phi Beta Kappa. Having obtained his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, he went on to receive his MBA from Yale University School of Management. He then completed a general surgery residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. With his clinical focus in general surgery, Dr. Swain is skilled in both laparoscopic and open surgery. Additionally, he is passionate about improving health care systems which would allow greater access to high quality surgical care to diverse underserved communities. Prior experiences, both domestically and abroad, have given him insight into the development of systems that would improve health care to these communities. During medical school, Dr. Swain treated patients in urgent care clinics in Costa Rica and Chile and conducted an analysis of Chilean and Costa Rican health care systems. He found an increase in the disparities in health care indicators with an increase in the privatization of health care systems. Additionally, he worked as a project manager at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In this position, he worked with senior leadership to implement the Meaningful Use Program and he helped develop the proposal for Compass Care, a program to improve care coordination for the most high-risk children with complex medical needs. In recognition of his achievements and contributions, Harvard Medical School awarded Dr. Swain the prestigious Presidential Scholars Award and the Harvard Medical School Community Service Award for outstanding leadership in community outreach. He is also the recipient of t

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • The Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens

Board certifications

  • American Board of Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - Harvard University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Residency in General Surgery
  • Yale University, Master's in Business Administration
  • Johns Hopkins University (Bachelor's)

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1699933663

Office locations

Mount Sinai Doctors

Mount Sinai Doctors Queens

2520 30th Avenue, 5th Floor

Long Island City, NY 11102

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Very surgery oriented. I wanted to explore other alternatives. Having an organ removed and saying “it’s small you won’t miss it” is not quite professional in my opinion and not relevant either.
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My visit was fantastic and Dr. Swain is very professional and knowledgeable. He explained and answered all my questions accordingly.
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Dr. Swain is very attentive and intelligent. Very impressed with him and the whole staff.
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Initially i thought he was ok and was going to get a double surgery. Things went downhill from there. The secretary for the 2nd doctor was disrespectful, the visit was odd. After i called Dr. Swain and he seemed receptive butafter and never got a follow up and when I recvd a CT scan report i called numerous times about it since there was more in store then the initial visit. The only communication I recvd was from the billing agent about what the plastic surgery portion was gonna cost. But even then i told her that I didnt know how to communicate since no one had even been in contact with me. She even agreed. I cannot do business with people that have such disregard for me.
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Dr. Swain is a professional in every sense of the word. He answered all of my questions and concerns. He is mild mannered and very polite. I highly recommend him.
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Very kind and understanding. Listened to everything I had to say. Explained everything I needed to know in detail.
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He was very nice and listened in what I needed for my care , highly recommend his expertise
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Awesome doctor, very helpful and attentive- great staff too! Highly recommended
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