Dr. Stewart completed his MD with honors at the University of Ottawa in 1988. He went on to do a fellowship in Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Toronto followed by research training in Paris, France and Toronto. He was a Professor of Medicine and Anaesthesiology at the University of Toronto where he worked as a Critical Care Physician at Mount Sinai Hospital and University Health Network.
Dr. Stewart has held a number of leadership roles including: Physician-in-Chief (2009-2013) and Chief Clinical Officer (2010-2013) at Mount Sinai Hospital, Director of Critical Care Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital (1998-2009) and the University Health Network (2002-2009). He was a key developer and implementer of Ontario’s Critical Care Strategy, having served as Chair of the provincial Critical Care LHIN Leader Table for several years while it underwent significant change. He has received multiple honors, awards and grants and has published numerous peer-review articles and book chapters. He is a regular invited presenter nationally and internationally.
Dr. Stewart’s research focuses include ARDS and ALI, lung protective modes of mechanical ventilation, unconventional approaches to mechanical ventilation, leadership skills, implementing change and system design. In his role as Physician in Chief and Chief Clinical Officer at Mount Sinai, Dr. Stewart championed a number of innovative initiatives to improve efficiency, patient experience, safety, cost-control and flow. Dr. Stewart has also led an initiative to train leadership and management skills to clinicians nationally and internationally. Dr. Stewart is also a committed family man, and has a wife and two children aged 17 and 14.