Stewart to lead LSU Health / LCMC Health Cancer Center

Stewart to lead LSU Health / LCMC Health Cancer Center

LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans educates Louisiana’s health care professionals. The state’s flagship health sciences university, LSU Health New Orleans includes a School of Medicine with branch campuses in Baton Rouge and Lafayette, the state’s only School of Dentistry, Louisiana’s only public School of Public Health, and Schools of Allied Health Professions, Nursing, and Graduate Studies. LSU Health New Orleans faculty take care of patients in public and private hospitals and clinics throughout the region. In the vanguard of biosciences research in a number of areas in a worldwide arena, the LSU Health New Orleans research enterprise generates jobs and enormous economic impact. LSU Health New Orleans faculty have made lifesaving discoveries and continue to work to prevent, advance treatment, or cure disease. To learn more, visit http://www.lsuhsc.edu, http://www.twitter.com/LSUHealthNO, or http://www.facebook.com/LSUHSC.          Dr. Stewart plans to assume his new duties on July 1, 2021. About LCMC HealthEstablished in 2009, LCMC Health is a Louisiana-based, not-for-profit hospital system serving the healthcare needs of the Gulf Coast region. LCMC Health currently manages Children’s Hospital New Orleans, East Jefferson General Hospital, New Orleans East Hospital, Touro, University Medical Center New Orleans, and West Jefferson Medical Center.                                  

Dr. Stewart’s undergraduate degree is from Louisiana Tech.  He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and began his residency training in surgery at Temple.  He completed two National Institutes of Health Fellowships in tumor immunology and surgical oncology before finishing his surgery residency at Vanderbilt.  He then joined the faculty at Wake Forest, where he was a surgeon, researcher, and Director of Health Equity for the Wake Forest Comprehensive Cancer Center.  He also served as Program Director for the surgery residency, Vice-Chair of the Department of Surgery, and Associate Dean for Clinical Research.  Dr. Stewart was recruited to Duke to join the faculty in surgical oncology and serve as Chief of Surgery at the Durham VA Hospital.  In 2018, he was recruited to the University of Illinois to serve in his current roles.  “As a native of Louisiana, Dr. Stewart has a personal interest in improving quality, expanding access, and reducing inequities in cancer care for the people we serve throughout the state,” notes LSU Health New Orleans Medical School Dean Dr. Steve Nelson.  “We are thrilled that he has agreed to join our faculty in this leadership capacity.  We welcome him back to Louisiana and look forward to working with him on this important partnership with LCMC Health.”

In addition to his work in patient care and research, Dr. Stewart also earned an MBA from Wake Forest and completed leadership and public policy training at the Harvard School of Public Health.  He remains active in immunotherapy research, cancer clinical trials and research, and policy in cancer care for underserved populations.  He has funding for these research interests from the National Cancer Institute, the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, industry partners, and the University of Illinois Presidential Scholars Fund.  A board-certified surgical oncologist originally from Shreveport, Dr. Stewart was recruited from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, one of the country’s largest and most diverse medical schools. There, he served as a University of Illinois Presidential Scholar, professor of surgery in the College of Medicine, deputy director of the University of Illinois Cancer Center, and physician executive for oncology sciences at the University of Illinois Health.

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