Lakshmana Swamy, MD

Instructor, Medicine

Lakshmana Swamy
75 E. Newton St Evans Building


Lakshman is a Chief Medical Resident / VA Chief Resident in Quality and Patient Safety at Boston Medical Center. His interests focus on teaching and evaluating the safety and the delivery of care in the field of pulmonary and critical care medicine, especially in the veteran population. He is passionate about equitable and cost-effective health care. See his keynote about joy and burnout in medicine at the 2016 British Columbia Quality Forum at the link below.

Lakshman recently served as co-chair for the 2015 Annual Forum for Quality Improvement in Health Care and he has been a keynote speaker and debate participant at several major QI conferences. He is actively engaged with physician leadership at the Massachusetts Medical Society, and he continues to direct and produce creative content for Radio Rounds, a 501c3 organization which features interviews with leaders in modern medicine. His scholarly work has included evaluations of student perceptions of quality, adverse event reporting by residents, and topics in pulmonary/critical care.


  • Wright State University, MD
  • College of Wooster, BA


  • Published on 10/1/2017

    Wong K, Swamy L, Jardine LDA. #TipsForNewDocs: Mentoring From Miles Away. J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Oct; 9(5):674-675. PMID: 29075404.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/14/2016

    Swamy L, Badke C, Suguness A, McKeegan J, Kirkham K, Borges NJ. Student Perceptions of Clinical Quality and Safety. Am J Med Qual. 2016 Nov; 31(6):601. PMID: 27630130.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/1/2013

    Swamy L, Phan LT, Sadah ZM, McCulley TJ, Warwar RE. Oculocardiac reflex in a medial orbital wall fracture without clinically evident entrapment. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. 2013 Jul-Sep; 20(3):268-70. PMID: 24014996.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/1/2007

    Dutta R, McDonough J, Chang A, Swamy L, Siu A, Kidd GJ, Rudick R, Mirnics K, Trapp BD. Activation of the ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) signalling pathway in cortical neurons of multiple sclerosis patients. Brain. 2007 Oct; 130(Pt 10):2566-76. PMID: 17898009.

    Read at: PubMed

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