Filip Swirski

Filip Swirski, PhD

  • PROFESSOR | Medicine, Cardiology
  • PROFESSOR | Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology

Research Topics:

Alzheimer's Disease, Autoimmunity, B Cells, Blood, Brain, Cardiac Arrest and Resuscitation, Cardiovascular, Cellular Immunity, Chemokines, Chemotaxis, Cytokines, Dendritic Cells, Endocrinology, Hematopoiesis, Immunology, Inflammation, Lung, Lymphocytes, Macrophage, Microglia, Pathology, Sleep Medicine, Stem Cells, Stress, Systems Biology, T Cells, Transgenic Mice, Viruses and Virology

Dr. Swirski obtained his PhD at McMaster University in Canada and postdoctoral studies at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Swirski was Professor at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital before joining Mount Sinai in 2021. Dr. Swirski’s research focuses on innate immunity and inflammation in cardiovascular disease. He uses in vivo models of acute and chronic inflammation relevant to cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, with specific emphasis on cell development, communication, and function. Recently, his focus has expanded to include lifestyle factors such as sleep, diet, and stress as critical modulators of cardiovascular health and hematopoiesis.

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Immunology [IMM], Microbiology [MIC], Neuroscience [NEU]


PhD, McMaster University

Harvard Medical School