Suman A Swarnkar, MD

Suman A Swarnkar, MD
Appointed 07/17/00
200 Upstate Specialty Services at Harrison Center
550 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

315 464-6527

Current Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Assistant Director of Palliative Care

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Medicine: General Internal Medicine


Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: Western Pennsylvania Hospital, 1997
  • MD: Grant Medical College, University of Bombay, India, 1984

Clinical Interests

  • Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Palliative Care

Education Interests

  • Primary Care, Palliative Care

Specialties & Certification

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Hospital Medicine

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Acute & Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Adult Patients
  • Terminal Illness


  • Adults


  • Acute Illness & Injury Management
  • Advance Directives
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • End of Life Care
  • Family Meetings
  • Family Support for Chronic Illness
  • Goals of Care
  • Health Maintenance & Clinical Prevention
  • Healthcare Proxy
  • Hospice Referral
  • Palliative Care
  • Primary Care


  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
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Sue Stearns in anatomy lab

Sue Stearns, PhD, is an associate professor of cell and developmental biology, and one of four faculty members who teach Gross Anatomy to first-year medical students at SUNY Upstate. Students routinely cite this course as a favorite.

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