Dr. David B. Stewart joined the University of Arizona – Department of Surgery on January 2nd, 2018 as the Section Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Dr. Stewart received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. After completing his residency in general surgery at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, he then completed a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Stewart’s clinical practice includes all aspects of colorectal disease, with a particular emphasis on recurrent rectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Stewart incorporates an extensive experience with single-port laparoscopy into the care of his patients.
Dr. Stewart also has an active research laboratory focusing on the microbiome in C. difficile infection as well as the development of antisense antibiotics to treat this infection, with current funding from industry, the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, and the National Institutes of Health.
BS: Southern Methodist University, 1997
MD: Baylor College of Medicine, 2001
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, General Surgery, 2002-2006
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, General Surgery, 2001-2002
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Research Fellowship - Colon and Rectal Surgery, 2006-2007
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Clinical Fellowship - Colon and Rectal Surgery, 2007-2008
American Board of Surgery, 2006
American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery, 2009