Location: Everett, Washington, United States
David J Stewart has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in cardiology.
While originally intending to go into chemical engineering, Dr. Stewart didn’t find the field as rewarding as he thought it would be. Influenced by his older brother who was a physician, he followed suit and attended medical school after receiving a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado in 1957. He earned an MD from the institution in 1961. In this respect, he ended up being a trailblazer. Dr. Stewart was the first one from the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Colorado to go to medical school, and now one-third of the students go to medical school. The two are a natural fit as you learn fluid flow, chemistry, chemical reactions and overall functions of the human body. Right after earning an MD, Dr. Stewart became a rotating intern and then resident at Cincinnati General Hospital.
In 1865, he continued with a residency in cardiology at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital. After this two-year period, he served as a chief resident until 1968. That same year, he relocated to the Everett Clinic as a cardiologist. He was tasked with starting the heart program because it had been his area while in Cleveland. When he started, the hospital was servicing the small community in a rapidly growing area of the country. He spent his whole career building the program and after about 15-20 years, it was one of the top heart programs in the country, rated in the top two percent. Prior to retiring in 2011, Dr. Stewart utilized his skills and experience as the director of the heart center for the Providence General Medical Center.
In addition to this work, Dr. Stewart served as a captain in the US Air Force from 1963 to 1965. He was a medical coordinator for the Cardiac Emergency Network, a medical director for the Saunders Regional Heart Center and the Medic One Program. In recognition of his work, he was the recipient of the Bud Gould Award for Outstanding Community Service. Dr. Stewart maintained professional affiliation as a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and as a member of the American College of Internal Medicine and the North Pacific Society of Internal Medicine. He also served as the Chairman of the Board for the Cardiovascular Knowledge Center.
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