John Stewart, IV, M.D.

Dr. John H. Stewart, IV, MD, MBA is currently the Physician Executive for Oncology Services and Associate Director for Clinical Research for the UIC Cancer Center. He holds the position of Professor with tenure in the Department of Surgery.

Dr. Stewart received his medical degree from Howard University and completed his general surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He completed fellowships in surgical oncology, tumor immunology, and molecular oncology at the National Cancer Institute. During his esteemed career, Dr. Stewart has established a national profile as a leader in education, scientific research, and the delivery of cancer care to under-resourced and marginalized populations.

His current clinical interests are in general surgical oncology with a focus on melanoma, as well as gastrointestinal, and peritoneal surface malignancies. Dr. Stewart has been recognized by both the National Cancer Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with funded awards for his research efforts on cancer-killing viruses.
Dr. Stewart has served as Chief of Surgery at the Durham Veterans Administration Hospital. He also served as a member of the Division of Advanced Oncologic and Gastrointestinal Surgery in the Duke University Department of Surgery. Before Duke, he served as the 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 of Medicine. He has served on numerous health advisory committees and recently elected as a director for the American Board of Surgery.

His research has been published in countless peer-reviewed journals, including 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, Cancer, Surgery, and Cancer Gene Therapy.