Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: Montefiore Health System (Internal Medicine)
Dr. Deborah Swiderski co-leads the psychosocial curriculum for residents in the Social Medicine Program (with Dr. Jennifer Egert of the Psychosocial Unit).
Dr. Swiderski has been a clinician-educator for over twenty-five years with a teaching and research focus on the patient-physician relationship, bioethics and the professional development of physicians. Her other areas of interest include spirituality in medicine and the role of women in medicine. She is a member of the Ethics Committee for the Montefiore Medical Center, and an active member of the Society of General Internal Medicine, The American Academy of Communication in Health Care, and American Society of Bioethics and Humanities.
In addition to leading the psychosocial curriculum for Social Medicine residents, Dr. Swiderski precepts Primary Care and Social Internal Medicine residents and sees patients in her continuity practice at the Comprehensive Health Care Center (CHCC).