James W. Stewart II, MD is a General Surgery resident at Yale. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). He obtained a B.A. in Biology with a minor in music. He subsequently went to Meharry Medical College to obtain his medical degree. During that time he was an active leader in his community and an innovator. He was the Executive Director of Meharry's student-run clinic, Salt-Wagon. In addition, he was the co-founder for the novel mobile health clinic, Mobile Health Partners. The culmination of his passion for serving the underserved and his academic excellence led him to be accepted into Yale's General Surgery program. His ultimate goal is to pursue a fellowship in cardiac surgery and become an academic surgeon researcher that not only operates on the most complex cardiac pathology, but combats the blatant health disparities that plaque our society. He was selected as part of the prestigious National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP) at the University of Michigan's Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) where he will be completing his academic development time while pursuing a Master's Degree in Health & Healthcare Research. His research focus is in addressing disparities in heart transplantation tied to accessing donor organs, as well as pre- and post-transplant care. In addition, his passion lies in developing community-based programs to better support minority populations with end-stage heart failure.
Hometown: Howard County, MD
Medical School: Meharry Medical College
Surgical Interest: Cardiac Surgery
Professional Interests: Health disparities in cardiac surgery, Minimally invasive cardiac surgery, Surgical education
Research Interests: Currently in the National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP: Class of 2023) - Institute For Healthcare Policy & Innovation (IHPI) at the University of Michigan.
- Addressing disparities in heart transplantation tied to accessing donor organs, as well as pre- and post-transplant care. Developing community-based programs to better support minority populations with end-stage heart failure.
- Addressing barriers to the delivery of equitable care in cardiac surgery (e.g., surgical patient selection, post-op recovery, access to care)
- Healthcare quality and improvement
- Enhancing diversity in medicine
Personal Interests: Piano, Saxophone, Cooking