Viswanath 'Veesh' Swamy is an internationally-published fashion photographer, artist, and medical student based between NYC, Paris, Florence, Detroit & Grand Rapids. Currently, he is enrolled in his medical doctorate (M.D.) degree, and he is passionate about social innovation and visual storytelling by intersecting art, human-centered design, technology, and medicine. In academia, his current research interests span the medical humanities and technologies in medicine, and he is interested in pursuing a career in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Listen to "Episode 1: Health Design" featuring Veesh Swamy on the Get to Know podcast.


  • 2024, MD, College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University
  • 2020, MSc, Columbia University in the City of New York
  • 2017, Non-Degree, Parsons Paris, The New School of Design
  • 2018, BS, Wayne State University

Publications + Features

  • Getty Images
  • HOUR Magazine 
  • SEEN Magazine
  • CARAS Magazine 
  • Archive Magazine
  • D Business Magazine
  • Think Detroit Exhibition
  • Detroit Institute of Arts (FashBash)
  • Borsalino 
  • Milk Studios
  • Coach New York
  • Blue Bedroom Records

Academic Presentations 

Swamy, V.L., Portrait Photography – A Rehabilitative Tool? : 19th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Communication, Medicine, and Ethics – Università degli Studi dell'Insubri, Como, Italy

Swamy, V.L., Jose A. Augmented Reflection in Healing Architecture: A Proposed Technological Psychosocial Intervention: Space, Place, and Design in Medicine Conference – University of Southern Denmark

Swamy, V.L., The Verbal and Physical Border in Non-Dialogical Patient-Doctor Relationship: Health Beyond Borders Conference – Columbia University Paris Global Center

Veesh's scholarly work can be found on ResearchGate

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