Viswanath 'Veesh' Swamy is an internationally-published fashion photographer, artist, and medical student based between NYC, Detroit, & Grand Rapids. Currently, he is enrolled in his medical doctorate (M.D.) degree (MS3), 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 surgical technique. His career interests include Surgery or Cardiology.

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


  • 2024, MD, Doctor of Medicine, College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University
  • 2020, MSc, Narrative Medicine, Columbia University in the City of New York
  • 2017, Non-Degree, Fashion Design, Parsons Paris, The New School of Design
  • 2018, BS, Global Supply Chain, Summa Cum Laude, Wayne State University
  • 2014, Class Rank: 5/579, High School Diploma, Grand Blanc High School

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
  • Paraiso Miami Beach

Academic Presentations + Publications

Swamy, V.L., The Rhythm That Binds Us. New York, NY. Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine; 2022.

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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