Joshua Schwimmer, MD, FACP, FASN


Nephrology, Hypertension, and General Internal Medicine

110 East 59th Street Between Park and Lexington

(212) 583-2930 / Appointment Information

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Joshua Schwimmer, MD, FACP, FASN


Nephrology, Hypertension, and General Internal Medicine

110 East 59th Street Between Park and Lexington

(212) 583-2930 / Appointment Information

Dr. Joshua Schwimmer is a nephrologist and internal medicine doctor — a kidney and blood pressure specialist and general medical doctor for adults — based in Midtown Manhattan, NYC.

With over 15 years of clinical experience in nephrology and general medicine, Dr. Schwimmer receives outstanding reviews from patients of all ages. In 2014, Dr. Schwimmer was recruited to join the full-time medical staff of Lenox Hill Hospital and the North Shore-LIJ Medical Group. In practice with Dr. Mark Gardenswartz, Dr. Schwimmer sees patients at his East 59th Street office and hospitalized patients at Lenox Hill Hospital. As a “doctor’s doctor”, Dr. Schwimmer is also trusted to provide care to many physicians and their families. In addition, Dr. Schwimmer is a health technology consultant, an expert witness, and a medical advisor to multiple tech companies. As a strong believer in using technology to improve health care, he offers all his patients free, secure communication by email.

Dr. Schwimmer grew up in Brooklyn and lives in NYC with his wife, daughter, and French bulldog. He also enjoys photography, running, blogging, and coffee.

Academic Background


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Academic Background


An award-winning physician-teacher, Dr. Schwimmer trained with Dr. Gerald Appel at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Strong Memorial Hospital, and the University of Rochester Medical Center. Prior to being recruited by Lenox Hill Hospital and the North Shore-LIJ Health System, he has held appointments on the faculty of the Mount Sinai Medical Center, the Columbia University Medical Center, and the NYU School of Medicine, and he has published more than 25 scientific papers, abstracts, and book chapters. Dr. Schwimmer's scientific publications are cited extensively in the medical literature and in textbooks, and his research has been presented at national and international conferences. In addition, his work has been featured in publications such as The New York Times and he has been interviewed about medicine and technology by organizations including Google and Medscape. For his work, Dr. Schwimmer has been named a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Nephrology.