Dr Swiston completed a BSc in Biochemistry in 1993 and an MSc in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 1995, both at the University of Calgary. He received his MD in 2000 from the University of Alberta. His Internal Medicine residency and subsequent fellowship in Respirology were completed in 2005 at the University of British Columbia.


Through the UBC Clinical Investigator Program he went on to further clinical and research training in pulmonary hypertension at the University of Toronto in the Toronto General Hospital Pulmonary Hypertension Program as well as completing a Masters Degree in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.


Dr Swiston joined the Respiratory Division at the Vancouver General Hospital in 2007 and is currently an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He is the Medical Director of the UBC Pulmonary Hypertension Program at VGH and a board member of the BC Pulmonary Hypertension Society. Dr Swiston’s clinical and research interests focus on pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary vascular diseases.


Mon - Thurs:    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday:               8:30 am - 12:00 pm & 1pm-4pm

Saturday:          Closed

Sunday:             Closed

On the following Friday's the clinic will close at 3pm:

None scheduled

The Lung Centre will be closed for the holiday period from: 

8:30 am on Dec 24th, 2021 - 8:30 am Jan 3rd, 2022. 

The Lung Centre

Phone: 1-604-875-4122
Fax: 1-604-875-4695


We require a minimum of 2 business days notice for any cancellations or rescheduling of appointments.


If you do not show up for your appointment and do not contact our office, it is within the clinic’s right to charge you a missed appointment fee $50.

NEW policy on Uninsured Medical Services https://www.thelungcentre.ca/centre-policies (click on the link to see new fees)

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