Alexander J. Swistel Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery

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PUBLICATIONS: 1. Buonapane E., Collier, T., Geller, T., Giangrosso, T., Labbok, M., Swistel, A.J., Gottlieb, M.S.: Screening for Prevalence of the Arterial Hypertension Recognized and Unrecognized with Evaluation of Blood Pressure Control In an Urban Population: Clin. Res., 23: 463, 1973. 2. Burrows, W.B., Pierce, J.C., Hashim, G.A., Ramey, W.G,, Swistel, A.J., Lee, D.H., Fitzpatrick, H.F.: Cell-Mediated Immunity to Donor Antigens in Renal Allogaft Recipients. Surgery, 83 (6): 741 – 745, 1978. 3. Swistel, A.J., McCabe, R.E., Lorieo, D.R., Wildstein, A., Pierce, J.C., Fitzpatrick, H.F,: The Enhancing Effect of Donor Pretreament (C-MP) and Low Dose Immunosuppression (LDI) in Dogs. Proc. Dial, and Trans. Forum, VIII: 93-95, 1978. 4. Ramey, W.G., Hashim, G.A., Burrows, W.B., Swistel, A.J., Munther, A.S., Fitzpatrick, H.F.: Cell-Medicated Immunity to Breast Cancer: Tumor Antigen-Sensitive Circulating T-Lymphocytes. Fed. Proc., 38: 993, 1979. 5. Swistel, A.JU., McCabe, R.E., Lorieo, D.R., Wildstein, A., Fitzpatrick, H.F.: The Effect of Donor Pretreatment and Low Dose Immunosuppression on the 24-Hour Preserved Canine Renal Allograft. Trans. Proc, Vol. XI, (3): 1679 –1675, 1979. 6. Ramey, W.G., Hashim, G.A., Burrows, W.B., Swistel, A.J., Munther, A.S., Fitzpatrick,k H.F.: Detection of Breast Tumor Antigen-Sensitive Circulating T-Lymphocytes by Antigen-Stimulated Active Rosette Formation. Cancer Research, 39: 4796 –4801, 1979. 7. Ramey, W.G., Hashim, G.A., Munther, A.S., Swistel A.J., Burrows, W.B., Fitzpatrick, H.F.: Diagnosis, Stage and Prognosis of Lung Carcinoima by Preoperative Assay of Lung Tumor Antigen-Sensitive T-Lymphocytes. J. Thorac. And Cardiovasc. Surgery. 80 (5): 656 –660, 1980. 8. McCabe, R.E., Swistel, A.J., Lorieo, D.R., Fitzpatrick, H.F.: Prolongation of Canine Renal Allografts in the Immunosuppressed host by Donor Pretreatment with Cytolytic Agents. Trans. Proc, Vol. XII, (2): 355 – 57, 1980. 9. Ramey, W.G., Hashim, G.A., Munther, A.S., Swistel, A.J., Burrows, W.B., Fitzpatrick, H.F.: Circulating Lung, Tumor Antigen-Sensitive T-Lymphocytes: Detection in the Early Stages of Lung Cancer. Surgery, 88: 202-207, 1980. 10. Swistel, A.J., Lorieo, D.R., McCabe, R.E.: The Effect of Donor Pretreatment on Tubular Function of the Preserved Canine Allograft: Organ Preservation, Basic and Applied Aspects. Chap. 41, MPP-Press Limited, Internal Medicine Publishers, 1982. 11. Ramey, W.G., Hashim, G.A., Munther, A.S., Swistel, A.J., Fitzpatrick, H.F., Miller, R.E.: Prediction of Breast Carcinoma Recurrence by Postoperative Assay of Tumor-Sensitive T-Lymphocytes. Feb. Proc., 40: 1039, 1981. 12. Swistel, A.J., Hancock, C.H., Bading, J.R., Leyland-Jones, B., Raaf, J.H.: Improved VX-2 Tumor Response After Intra-Arterial Versus Intravenous Adriamycin: Pharmacokinetic and Hemodynamic Verification. Surgical Forum, XXXIV: 443-445, 1983. 13. Swistel, A.J., Bading, J.R., Raaf, J.H.: Comparison of Intra-Arterial Versus Intravenous Adriamycin in the Rabbit VX-2 Tumor System. Cancer, 53 (6): 1394-1404, 1984. 14. Fodor, P., Swistel, A.J.: Chest Wall Deformity Following Expansion of Irradiated Soft Tissue for Breast Reconstruction. Journal of the New York State Medical Society, 1988. 15. Simmons, R.M., Kersey Fish, S., Gayle, L., La Trenta, G.S., Swistel, A.J., Christos, P., Osborne, M.P.: Local and Distant Recurrence Rates in Skin Sparing Mastectomies Compared with Non-Skin Sparing Mastectomies. Annals of Surgical Oncology 6: 676-681, 1999. 16. Chiu, A., Swistel, A.J., Hoda, S.A.: Sentinel Lymph Node: One Year Experience. Modern Pathology, 12: 17A, 178, 1999. 17. Chiu, A., DeLellis, R.A., Swistel, A.J., Hyjek, E., Hoda, S.A.: Frozen Section Examination of Sentinel Lymph Nodes. Is It Predictive of Status of Other Axillary nodes? Modern Pathology, 13: 19A, 89, 2000. 18. Chiu, A., DeLellis, R.A., Swistel, A.J., Hyjek, E., Hoda, S.A.: Axillary Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy is More Accurate in T1 Than Larger Breast Cancers. Modern Pathology, 13: 19A, 90, 2000. 19. Hyjek, E., Chiu, A., Chadburn, A., Swistel, A.J., Hoda, S.A., DeLellis, R.A.: Rapid Immunostaining with Cytokeratin of Sentinel Lymph Nodes. Modern Pathology, 13 : 223A, 1316, 2000. 20. Shaikh, N., LaTrenta, G., Swistel, A.J., Osborne, M.: Detection of Recurrent Breast Cancer After Tram Flap Reconstruction. Annals of Plastic Surgery, December 2001. 21. Chiu, A., Hoda, S.A., Swistel, A.J., Rosen, P.P.: Sentinel Lymph Nodes Positive by Immunohistochemistry Only. Breast Journal. In Press. SELECTED PRESENTATIONS 1. Swistel, A.J., McCabe, R.E., Lorieo, D.R., Wildstein, A., Pierce, J.C., Fitzpatrick, H.F.: The Enhancing Effect of Donor pretreatment (C-MP) and Low Dose Immunosuppression (LDI) in Dogs. Clinical Dialysis and Transplant Forum, VIII, New Orleans, Louisiana, November, 1978. 2. Swistel, A.J., Bading, J.R., Raaf, J.H.: Comparison of Intra-Arterial Versus Intravenous Adriamycin in the Rabbit VX-2 Tumor System. Society of Surgical Oncology, Denver Colorado, May 1983. 3. Swistel, A.J., Hancock, C.H., Bading, J.R., Leyland-Jones, B., Raaf, J.H.: The Pharmacokinetics of Intra-Arterial and Intravenous Adriamycin in the Rabbit VX-2 Tumor System. Surgical Forum XXXIV, Fall Meeting, American College of Surgeons, Atlanta, Georgia, October 1983. 4. Swistel, A.J., Shiu, M.H., Myskowski, P.L., Brennan, M.F.: Malignant Melanoma in Association with Lympho-Reticular Malignancies. First International Melanoma Conference, Venice, Italy, May 1985. 5. Swistel, A.J.: Update on Breast Cancer – New Techniques, Research and Treatment. Time Life “Run for Life,” New York, New York, January, 1995. 6. Swistel, A.J.: Update on Breast Surgery 6th Annual Symposium, Section on Breast Cancer. Sociedad Medica Dominicana, Inc., New York, New York, September, 1995. 7. Swistel, A.J.: Surgical Grand Rounds, Visiting Faculty, DCIS; Radical Surgery for Non-Radical Disease? Wycoff Heights Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, December, 1997. 8. Swistel, A.J.: Teaching Faculty, Cornell-Salzburg Seminars. New Techniques in Breast and Thyroid Cancer Surgery, Salzburg, Austria, February, 1998. 9. Swistel, A.J.: New Techniques in Breast Cancer Surgery - Sentinel Lymph Node and Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Management of DCIS. Teaching Faculty, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Department of Radiology Annual Course, Cayman Island, March, 1998. 10. Swistel, A.J.: OB-Gyn Grand Rounds. Guest Speaker, New Developments in Breast Cancer Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Campus, New York, New York, September, 1999. 11. Chiu, A., Hoda, S., Swistel, A.J., Nowak, E., DeLellis, R.A., Rosen, P.: Sentinel Nodes Positive By Cytokeratin Only: Results in 20 Node Cases. The U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology, San Francisco, December, 1999. 12. Swistel, A.J.: Surgical Grand Rounds. Guest Presentation, New York United Hospital Center. Sentinel Node Biopsy for Breast Cancer, New York, New York, January, 2000. 13. Swistel, A.J., Kinne, D., Bleiweiss, F.: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Role in DCIS-LCIS and Pathologic Viewpoint. Moderator, New York Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group, New York, New York, February, 2000. 14. Swistel, A.J.: Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping, The 13th I. Joseph Aprile Distinguished Lecturer. Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens, Brooklyn, New York, April, 2000. 15. Swistel, A.J., Hoda, S., Simmons, R.A., Nowak, E., Osborne, M.D.: Role of Cytokeratin Positive Cells in Sentinel Lymph Nodes in Breast Cancer Surgery. American Society of Breast Surgeons, Charleston, South Carolina, April, 2000. 16. Swistel, A.J.: Update in Modern Breast Cancer Therapy. American Association of Operating Room Nurses, New York Chapter, New York, New York, April, 2001. 17. Swistel, A.J.: Surgery in the 21st Century: The Centennial Alumni Celebration, Cornell Medical School Reunion, New York, New York, October, 2001. 18. Swistel, A.J.: Advances in Breast Cancer Surgery, Guest Lecturer. Women at Risk, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, New York, May, 2001. 19. Swistel, A.J., Smith, S.: Screening for Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Update. Curriculum Course for Primary Care. Columbia College of Physicians, New York, April, 2002.

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  • Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University