Dr. Liza M. Swedarsky, formerly know as Liza M. Colimon is currently a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Gynecologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital in the Division of Urban Health.
She is also the Founder and CEO of Health Vows, an organization educating women and promoting a mindful approach to healthcare via self- advocacy and empowerment. Her written work is inspired by Seven Vows she created to promote healthier living and longevity. She launched healthvows.org, a digital mantra and dedication to women. When she's alone in a quiet room she dreams of leading Health Mindfulness Movement, which also inspired her to found Health Vows.
She brings a spectrum of expertise to Boston’s Health Centers, as she has advanced training in Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery and Chronic Pelvic Pain. she guarantees women have access to convenient, advanced gynecologic care and the full spectrum of gynecologic surgical services. She serves women at Southern Jamaica Plain and Upham’s Corner Community Health Centers and performs surgery at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
As native of South Bend, Indiana. She pursued a liberal arts education and earned a Biochemistry degree at Northwestern University, Evanston Illinois in 1997. She received her medical degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago in 2002. Dr. Colimon completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Harvard Hospitals, Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General in 2006. She is a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and a Fellow in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Colimon then pursued advanced training in minimally invasive and robotic surgery, research methodology, and gynecologic disorders such as chronic pelvic pain, vulvodynia, vestibulitis, pelvic floor disease, incontinence, interstitial cystitis and completed an American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists’ accredited fellowship in Advanced Gynecologic Disorders and Minimally Invasive Surgery from 2009-2011 at Florida Hospital in Orlando Florida.
Her true passion is educating and empowering women about their bodies and prevention. She teaches self-advocacy and emphasizes the importance of taking an active role in the patient-doctor relationship. She currently lives in Boston with her Husband and two children ages 11 and 7. She loves being a Mother, yoga, meditation, reading, travel and movies.
Sign up for the Thrive Global newsletter
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS