Faculty and Staff

Amar S Swarnkar, MD

Amar S Swarnkar, MD
Appointed 05/17/99
Women's Health Network
E3513 Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-8668

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown
  • Community

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Radiology: Neuroradiology
  • Upstate Cancer Center: Radiology
  • Upstate Comprehensive Stroke Center: Neuro-interventional/Radiology
  • Women's Health Network: Women's Imaging and Radiology


Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA, 1998, Radiology
  • Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA, 1997, Neuroradiology
  • Residency: Leicester University, England, 1995, Radiology

Clinical Interests

  • Interventional Neuroradiology, endovascular treatment of brain aneurysms, vascular disorders of head, neck, and spine, acute stroke treatment, functional MRI

Education Interests

  • Teaching medical students, Neuroradiology of brain and spine.

Research Interests

  • Acute stroke, latest treatment of brain aneurysms, vascular malformations of head, neck and spine, sclerotherapy of lymphangioma.

Clinical Trials

  • Low-Profile Visualized Intraluminal Support Device (LVIS and LVIS Jr.): A Humanitarian Use Device (HUD Designation # 09-0222) for the treatment of unruptured, wide neck aneurysms
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Specialties & Certification

  • Cardiovascular/Interventional Radiology
  • Computed Tomography
  • Radiology
  • Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Diagnostic Radiology

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Carotid Artery Aneurysm


  • Adults and Children


  • Angiography
  • Cardiac Computed Tomography
  • Carotid Angiography and Stenting
  • Carotid Artery Aneurysm Surgery
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
  • Epidural/Caudal
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Functional MR Imaging
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • MR Imaging
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Surgery for Carotid Artery Aneurysm
  • Tissue Plasminogen Activator Treatment (TPA )
  • Wada Test
  • X-Ray

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital

Languages Spoken (Other Than English)

  • Hindi
Clinical Profile Shortcut: http://www.upstate.edu/findadoc/swarnkaa
Faculty Profile Shortcut: http://www.upstate.edu/faculty/swarnkaa

Volunteer Faculty

Research Coordinator

Catherine Attanasio
Courtney Goodrich
Jennifer Moore

Iulia G. Movileanu
Sarah Park


Clinical Neurophysiology Fellows
Mariel Davila-Martinez, MD, PGY-5
Anna Monica Fermin, MD, PGY-5
Rebecca O'Dwyer, MD, PGY-6

Neurocritical Care Fellow
Elena Schmidt, MD, PGY-6
Vascular Fellow
Sameer Sharma, MBBS, PGY-5


Meet our Residents

Clinical and Support Staff

Marcia Harris, RN,FNP
Christine Kirkman, NP
Pamela Kirch, NP

Margaret Randazzo, RN
Sailasri Reddy, PA
Brenda Schader, NP
Sari-Ann Yonaty, NP


Ellie Scala, MBA - Administrator
Amanda Coss - Assistant to the Chair
Natalie Mullholland - Administrative Manager

Education Administrators

Mary Phelan, BS, C-TAGME - Education Administrator - Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology Programs
Alison Brewer - Vascular (Stroke) and Neurocritical Care Program Administrator
Lisa Kelly, MPH - Neuroscience Clerkship Program Administrator
Kelly Ryan - Neurosurgery Program Administrator