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John Hubert Stewart IV, MD, MBA

Chief of Surgery, Durham VA Medical Center
Associate Professor of Surgery

Dr. John H. Stewart, IV, MD, MBA is a member of the Division of Advanced Oncologic and Gastrointestinal Surgery.  He also serves as the Chief of Surgery at the Durham Veterans Administration Hospital.

Prior to his arrival at Duke, Dr. Stewart served as the Vice Chair for Academic Affairs 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 completed his general surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and 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 the delivery of cancer care to underserved populations. He has served on numerous minority health advisory committees and currently serves on the Executive Board of the Minorities in Cancer Research for the American Association for Cancer Research.

His current clinical interests are in general surgical oncology with a focus on melanoma as well as gastrointestinal, and peritoneal surface malignancies.  Best Doctors, Top Doctors, and Top Surgeons have recognized Dr. Stewart for his achievements in patient care. Both the National Cancer Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have funded his research efforts on cancer-killing 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.

Education and Training

  • General Surgery Resident, Surgery, Vanderbilt University, 2002 - 2004
  • Surgical Oncology Fellow, National Institutes of Health, 1999 - 2002
  • Tumor Immunotherapy Fellow, National Institutes of Health, 1998 - 1999
  • General Surgery Resident, Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine, 1995 - 1998
  • M.B.A., Wake Forest University, 2014
  • M.D., Howard University College of Medicine, 1995
  • B.S., Louisiana Tech University, 1991

Publications

Votanopoulos, KI, Shen, P, Stewart, JH, Levine, EA, and Wake Forest HIPEC Group, . "Outcomes of Cytoreductive Surgery (CRS) with Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) in Patients Older than 70 Years; Survival Benefit at Considerable Morbidity and Mortality: A Reply." Annals of surgical oncology 24, no. Suppl 3 (December 2017): 602-. (Letter)

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Valente, K, Blackham, AU, Levine, E, Russell, G, Votanopoulos, KI, Stewart, JH, Shen, P, Geisinger, KR, and Sirintrapun, SJ. "A Histomorphologic Grading System That Predicts Overall Survival in Diffuse Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma With Epithelioid Subtype." The American journal of surgical pathology 40, no. 9 (September 2016): 1243-1248.

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Mogal, HD, Levine, EA, Fino, NF, Obiora, C, Shen, P, Stewart, JH, and Votanopoulos, KI. "Routine Admission to Intensive Care Unit After Cytoreductive Surgery and Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy: Not Always a Requirement." May 2016.

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Mogal, HD, Levine, EA, Russell, G, Shen, P, Stewart, JH, and Votanopoulos, KI. "Conditional Survival After Cytoreductive Surgery with Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Low- and High-Grade Appendiceal Primaries." Annals of surgical oncology 23, no. 2 (February 2016): 534-538.

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Cummins, KA, Russell, GB, Votanopoulos, KI, Shen, P, Stewart, JH, and Levine, EA. "Peritoneal dissemination from high-grade appendiceal cancer treated with cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)." Journal of gastrointestinal oncology 7, no. 1 (February 2016): 3-9.

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Doud, AN, Levine, EA, Fino, NF, Stewart, JH, Shen, P, and Votanopoulos, KI. "Stoma Creation and Reversal After Cytoreductive Surgery with Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy." Annals of surgical oncology 23, no. 2 (February 2016): 503-510.

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Randle, RW, Griffith, KF, Fino, NF, Swett, KR, Stewart, JH, Shen, P, Levine, EA, and Votanopoulos, KI. "Appendiceal goblet cell carcinomatosis treated with cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy." The Journal of surgical research 196, no. 2 (June 2015): 229-234.

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Doud, AN, Randle, RW, Clark, CJ, Levine, EA, Swett, KR, Shen, P, Stewart, JH, and Votanopoulos, KI. "Impact of distal pancreatectomy on outcomes of peritoneal surface disease treated with cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy." Annals of surgical oncology 22, no. 5 (May 2015): 1645-1650.

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Randle, RW, Doud, AN, Levine, EA, Clark, CJ, Swett, KR, Shen, P, Stewart, JH, and Votanopoulos, KI. "Peritoneal surface disease with synchronous hepatic involvement treated with Cytoreductive Surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)." Annals of surgical oncology 22, no. 5 (May 2015): 1634-1638.

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Howard-McNatt, M, Stewart, JH, and Clark, CJ. "Quality of Life for African-American Breast Cancer Survivors: A Population-Based Study of 210 Patients." May 2015.

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