Robert Stewart, MD, FACS

Dr. Robert Stewart is board-certified in thoracic surgery. He has been a practicing surgeon in the Fresno area since 1986.

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Education

  • University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois 1972
  • Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois 1975

General Educational Training

  • Family Practice Residency 1975 – 1976 UCSF Fresno
  • General Surgery 1976 – 1980 UCSF Fresno
  • Thoracic Surgery 1984 – 1986 University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan

Academic Appointments

  • 1981 to Present
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery
  • University of California San Francisco

Societies

  • Association of Veteran’s Administration Surgeons
  • Fresno-Surgical Society
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Fresno Madera Medical Society
  • John Alexander Society
  • Association of Military Surgeons of the United States

Licensure

  • California
  • Michigan

Board Certification

  • National Boards, Diploma
  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • Recertification of American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Committees

  • Nutrition Support Team Chairman
    Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, Fresno, California
  • Tumor Board Past Chairman
    Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, Fresno, California
  • Transfusion Therapy Committee
    Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, Fresno, California
  • Critical Care Committee
    Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, Fresno, California
  • Medical Records Committee
    Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, Fresno, California
  • Operating Room Committee
    Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, Fresno, California
  • Ventricular Assist Device, Sub-Committee Post Chair-Person
    Saint Agnes Medical Center, Fresno, California
  • Cardiovascular Committee
    Fresno Community Hospital, Fresno, California
  • Critical Care Committee
    Saint Agnes Medical Center, Fresno, California
  • Respiratory Care Committee
    Saint Agnes Medical Center, Fresno, California
  • Chairperson, Cardiovascular Department
    Valley Children’s Hospital
  • Chairman, Cardiac Surgery Division
    Saint Agnes Medical Center, Fresno, California
  • Co-Chairman of Cardiac Surgery Case Conference
    Saint Agnes Medical Center, Fresno, California
  • Member of Steering Committee
    Saint Agnes Medical Center, Fresno, California
  • Medical Director of Cardiac Surgery Unit
    Saint Agnes Medical Center, Fresno, California
  • Research Project During Residency: Clinical Application of the Left Ventricular Assist Device and Retrograd Cardioplegia
  • Medical Director of CSU
    Saint Agnes Medical Center, Fresno, California
  • Division of Cardiac Surgery Chairperson
    Saint Agnes Medical Center, Fresno, California
  • Surgical Supervisory Committee
    Saint Agnes Medical Center, Fresno, California
  • Critical Care Committee
    Saint Agnes Medical Center, Fresno, California

Professional Appointments

  • Valley Cardiac Surgery Medical Group Partner, 2004 – Present
  • Valley Cardiac Surgery Medical Corporation, 1991 – Present Physician, Cardiothoracic Surgeon
  • Central California Faculty Medical Group, 1986 – 1991
    Private Practice in Pediatric and Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Staff Surgeon, Veteran’s Administration, 1980 – 1984
    Fresno, California Instructor of Residents and Students in Cardiothoracic Surgery. Functioned as Vascular and General Thoracic Surgeon; Established Vascular Surgery Clinic and Education Program in Vascular Surgery for Senior Residents.
  • Saint Agnes Medical Center, 1986 – Present
    Privileges in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Fresno, California 93720
  • Fresno Community Hospital and Medical Center, 1986 – Present
    Privileges in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Fresno, California 93715
  • Children’s Hospital Central California, 1986 – Present
    Privileges in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Madera, California 93638
  • University Medical Center, 1986 – Present
    Privileges in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Fresno, California 93702
  • Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, 1986 – Present
    Privileges in Thoracic Surgery, Fresno, California 93726
  • Fresno Heart Hospital, 2003 – Present
    Privileges in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Dominican Hospital, 2005 – Present
    Privileges in Thoracic Surgery, Santa Cruz, CA 95065
  • Active participant in the Resident Medical Education Program U.C.S.F. (Fresno)
    Director of Cardiac Surgery Rotation for Residents
    Children’s Hospital Central California and Saint Agnes Medical Center

Lectures

  • “Gastric Carcinoma at Fresno Veteran’s Medical Center, A 30 Year Review”
  • “Esophageal Carcinoma” Grand Rounds Presentation
  • “Aortic Dissection” Grand Rounds Presentation
  • “Transmyocardial Revascularization “Current Cardiac Surgery Update, St. Agnes Hospital
  • Off Pump CABG, Presented at AORN Meeting, Saint, Agnes Hospital
  • Cardiac Surgery Update, Presented at Cardiac Symposium at Saint Agnes Medical Center

Publications

  • “Triple Synchronous Genitourinary Malignancies”; Wentworth; Head: Stewart.
    A case report published in the Journal of UROLOGY in 1982. 2
  • “Radical Excision and Multi modality therapy of pulmonary artery sarcoma”; Head HD; Stewart RD;
    et al, published in Ann Thoracic Surgery 1992;53:332-4;
  • “A Study of Forty-Nine Consecutive Whipple Resections for Perimpullary Adenocarcinoma”; Sung J;
    Stewart, RD etal, published in AmJ Surg.] 997;1 74:6-10

Honors

  • Peck Award-Medical School Award given for Scholarship and Community Service
  • Children’s Hospital Central California Award—given for outstanding contributions and dedication to Central California Children