Carol Swallow, MD


Head, Division of General Surgery
Surgical Oncologist

Dr. Carol Swallow

Dr. Carol Swallow is a surgical oncologist committed to the improved management of patients with gastrointestinal cancer. Her focus is on innovative surgical techniques related to gastrointestinal cancer, with a strong emphasis on colon cancer and metastatic colon cancer to the liver.

Mount Sinai Hospital
Zane Cohen Centre for Digestive Diseases
Familial Gastrointestinal Cancer Registry (FGICR)
Soft Tissue Sarcoma Research Program (STSRP)

Phone: 416-586-4800 ext. 1558
Fax: 416-586-8392

Office Location
Mount Sinai Hospital
Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Health Centre
1225-600 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5G 1X5


  • Raut CP, Swallow CJ. Are radical compartmental resections for retroperitoneal sarcomas justified? Ann Surg Oncol. 2010 Jun;17(6):1481-4. No abstract available.
  • Rosario CO, Ko MA, Haffani YZ, Gladdy RA, Paderova J, Pollett A, Squire JA, Dennis JW, Swallow CJ. Plk4 is required for cytokinesis and maintenance of chromosomal stability. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Apr 13;107(15):6888-93. Epub 2010 Mar 26.
  • Stotland PK, Moozar K, Cardella JA, Fleshner NE, Sharir S, Smith AJ, Swallow CJ. Urologic complications of composite resection following combined modality treatment of colorectal cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2009 Oct;16(10):2759-64. Epub 2009 Aug 13.
  • Karanicolas PJ, Dubois L, Colquhoun PH, Swallow CJ, Walter SD, Guyatt GH. The more the better?: the impact of surgeon and hospital volume on in-hospital mortality following colorectal resection. Ann Surg. 2009 Jun;249(6):954-9.
  • Coburn NG, Guller U, Baxter NN, Kiss A, Ringash J, Swallow CJ, Law CH. Adjuvant therapy for resected gastric cancer--rapid, yet incomplete adoption following results of intergroup 0116 trial. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 Mar 15;70(4):1073-80. Epub 2007 Oct 1.
  • Coburn NG, Govindarajan A, Law CH, Guller U, Kiss A, Ringash J, Swallow CJ, Baxter NN. Stage-specific effect of adjuvant therapy following gastric cancer resection: a population-based analysis of 4,041 patients.Ann Surg Oncol. 2008 Feb;15(2):500-7. Epub 2007 Nov 17.
  • Schiller DE, Cummings BJ, Rai S, Le LW, Last L, Davey P, Easson A, Smith AJ, Swallow CJ. Outcomes of salvage surgery for squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal. Ann Surg Oncol. 2007 Oct;14(10):2780-9. Epub 2007 Jul 20.
  • Martindill DM, Risebro CA, Smart N, Franco-Viseras Mdel M, Rosario CO, Swallow CJ, Dennis JW, Riley PR. Nucleolar release of Hand1 acts as a molecular switch to determine cell fate. Nat Cell Biol. 2007 Oct;9(10):1131-41. Epub 2007 Sep 23.
  • Van Spall HG, Roberts JD, Sawka AM, Swallow CJ, Mak S. Not a broken heart. Lancet. 2007 Aug 18;370(9587):628.
  • Hendren SK, Swallow CJ, Smith A, Lipa JE, Cohen Z, MacRae HM, Gryfe R, O'Connor BI, McLeod RS. Complications and sexual function after vaginectomy for anorectal tumors. Dis Colon Rectum. 2007 Jun;50(6):810-6.
  • Swallow CJ, Catton CN. Local management of adult soft tissue sarcomas. Semin Oncol. 2007 Jun;34(3):256-69. Review.
  • Fenech DS, Takahashi T, Liu M, Spencer L, Swallow CJ, Cohen Z, Macrae HM, McLeod RS. Function and quality of life after transanal excision of rectal polyps and cancers. Dis Colon Rectum. 2007 May;50(5):598-603.
  • Wells BJ, Stotland P, Ko MA, Al-Sukhni W, Wunder J, Ferguson P, Lipa J, Last L, Smith AJ, Swallow CJ. Results of an aggressive approach to resection of locally recurrent rectal cancer.Ann Surg Oncol. 2007 Feb;14(2):390-5. Epub 2006 Oct 25.
  • Helyer LK, O'Brien C, Coburn NG, Swallow CJ. Surgeons' knowledge of quality indicators for gastric cancer surgery. Gastric Cancer. 2007;10(4):205-14. Epub 2007 Dec 25.