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Medical School: University of Southampton, UK

Residency: Spokane Teaching Health Center, WA


Dr. Swaminathan grew up in Singapore and attended medical school in the UK. She completed her internal medicine residency in Spokane and worked as a hospitalist for a few years before starting fellowship. Her career interests include medical education and clinical research. Prior to fellowship she worked on two projects at UW, looking at the effects of bariatric surgery and ethnicity on adverse pregnancy outcomes among women with rheumatic diseases. Outside of medicine, she enjoys music and traveling with her family.

Why Rheumatology?

"Our patients are complex and I enjoy the diagnostic challenges they can present. Rheumatologic conditions are chronic and frequently debilitating. I find it rewarding when our interventions make dramatic improvements to a patient's quality of life." 

Why UW?

"I did an away rotation here as a resident and loved it. The faculty and fellows were very friendly and are truly invested in education. There are an incredible number of opportunities for research and mentorship to match your career interests. We get to see a wide range of pathology across all the hospitals and clinics we rotate at. Seattle has been my home for a number of years, and I am excited to stay – this city has so much to offer!"