Swaminathan Iyer, MD

Hematology, Medical Oncology, Anemia and Bone Marrow Disorders, Hematologic Malignancy, Hematologic Coagulation Disorders, Cellular Therapy, Cutaneous (Skin) Medical Oncology, Sickle Cell Disorders

Accepting New Patients

Swaminathan Iyer, MD

About Me

Dr. Swaminathan Iyer is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in medical oncology and hematology. After completing medical training at Bangalore Medical College in India, Dr. Iyer completed his residency in internal medicine at Wayne State University. He completed his fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Miami. He is a nationally recognized leader in early drug development in hematologic malignancies. As the section chief of hematological malignancies and the co-director of the Cockrell Center for Advanced Therapeutics, he has an active role in the development of cutting-edge, targeted Phase 1 therapies. Dr. Iyer's efforts have expedited the care of immunocompromised patients at Houston Methodist Hospital.
Dr. Iyer is a professor of medicine at the Houston Methodist Academic Institute and Weill Cornell Medicine. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research, and the American Society of Hematology. He sees patients at Houston Methodist Hospital.

Clinical Interests


Accepted Insurance Plans

AARP Medicare Complete
Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Student Health
Aetna Workers' Comp
All Saver/United Healthcare
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional / Par Plan
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Allegiance
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus / Vantage
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Coventry PPO
Crown International
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service
Humana Military TRICARE-South Region
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana TRS-Care Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
HumanaNatl POS Open Access
Imagine Health ABC Home
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Interplan Health Group
Medicus International
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
PHCS Healthy Directions
SmartCare PNM Resources
SmartCare Walmart
TexanPlus Medicare Advantage
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Dual Complete
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.


American Board of Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology and Hematology
Bangalore Medical College-Bangalore, India | 1995
University of Miami - Hematology and Oncology - Miami, FL | 2003
Wayne State University - Detroit, MI | 2000
Wayne State University - Detroit, MI | 1997
  • Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
  • Houston Methodist Hospital


  • English
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What insurance does Dr. Swaminathan Iyer accept?
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  • Where is Dr. Swaminathan Iyer located?
    Dr. Swaminathan Iyer sees patients at the following locations:
    • 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Ste 429, Houston, TX 77030
  • What languages do Dr. Swaminathan Iyer and/or staff speak?
    Dr. Swaminathan Iyer and/or office staff speak English