Filip Swirski, Ph.D.

Arthur and Janet C. Ross Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Professor of Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute


Fil Swirski, Ph.D., is the Arthur and Janet C. Ross Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Professor of Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, as well as Director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute. He has secondary appointments at the Precision Immunology Institute and the BioMedical Engineering and Imaging Institute. Dr. Swirski has been recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in the field of innate immunity and inflammation in disease. He focuses on fundamental and translational cardiovascular science within the context of the hematologic, immune, metabolic, and nervous systems, with specific emphasis on cell development, communication, and function. Recently, his work has expanded to include lifestyle factors such as sleep, diet, and stress as critical modulators of cardiovascular health and hematopoiesis.

Dr. Swirski obtained his Ph.D. at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, and postdoctoral studies at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Swirski was Professor at Harvard Medical School and Principal Investigator at Massachusetts General Hospital before joining Mount Sinai in 2021. Dr. Swirski is a Highly Cited Researcher and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Jeffrey M. Hoeg Award from the American Heart Association, the William Harvey Lecture from the European Society of Cardiology, the Martin Prize for Fundamental Research, the Howard M. Goodman Fellowship, and was the Patricia and Scott Eston Research Scholar from Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Swirski holds an Outstanding Investigator Award from the NHLBI, an Established Investigator Award from the AHA, an investigator grant from Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, and is the North American Coordinator of a Leducq Foundation Transatlantic Network of Excellence Consortium.

Funded Research

These projects were made possible from Cure Alzheimer's Fund support.