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Robert Stewart, MD

Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery; Cardiovascular Surgeon

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Dr. Stewart is the chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Akron Children’s Hosptial Heart Center. He’s been practicing since 2004 and at Akron Children’s since 2016. He’s a graduate of Stanford University, Northwestern University Medical School and Harvard University School of Public Health. He completed a residency in surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and in cardiovascular-thoracic surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Additionally, he completed a fellowship in congenital and cardiovascular-thoracic surgery from Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Stewart has a special interest in pediatric and congenital heart surgery. He’s certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery with an additional subspecialty in congenital cardiac surgery. He’s a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association and World Society of Pediatrics and Congenital Heart Surgery. He serves on several editorial boards including for the World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, and has as authored numerous articles, book chapters and presentations on topics related to the heart. He’s also a clinical assistant professor of surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University. 

Cardiovascular Surgery, Akron
Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland
Heart Center
Medical School:
Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
General Surgery: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, MA; Cardiothoracic Surgery: Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
Congenital Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery: Children's Memorial Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Board Certifications:
American Board of Thoracic Surgery: Thoracic Surgery; Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Clinical Interests:
Pediatric and congenital heart surgery
Special Interests:
Congenital heart surgery

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