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Dr. John H. Stewart, IV

Feb 23, 2021

Dr. John StewartDr. John H. Stewart, IV, MD, MBA, is the Physician Executive for Oncology Services for the University of Illinois Health System.  He holds the rank of Professor with tenure at the University of Illinois, Chicago Department of Surgery. He is also a member of the initial class of Presidential Scholars for the University of Illinois.

Before he arrived at the University of Illinois, Dr. Stewart served as the Chief of Surgery at the Durham VAMC, Vice-Chair in the Wake Forest School of Medicine Department of Surgery, and Associate Dean for Clinical Research and Innovation at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

Dr. Stewart graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a B.S. in Zoology in 1991.  He then attended medical school at Howard University in Washington, DC, and subsequently completed his general surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a fellowships in surgical oncology, tumor immunology, and molecular oncology at the National Cancer Institute. He has established a national profile as a leader in education, scientific research, and cancer care delivery to underserved populations. His current clinical interests are in general surgical oncology, focusing on melanoma and gastrointestinal and peritoneal surface malignancies.

Dr. Stewart serves as the chair of the American College of Surgeons Advisory Council for General Surgery and a councilor for the American Board of Surgery.  Best Doctors, Top Doctors, and Top Surgeons have recognized Dr. Stewart for his patient care achievements. The National Cancer Institute, Amgen, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have funded his research efforts on oncolytic viruses.

He has published his research in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Cancer, the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, the Journal of Immunotherapy, Annals of Surgical Oncology, the Journal of Surgical Research, American Journal of Surgery and Transplantation, Surgery, and Cancer Gene Therapy.