Dr. Michael G. Stewart Named to Top ENT Post at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell

Chairman of Otorhinolaryngology at Medical College and Otorhinolaryngologist-in-Chief at Hospital<br /><br />Recognized Authority in Outcomes Research and Evidence-Based Medicine

Aug 31, 2005


A renowned expert in outcomes research and evidence-based medicine in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat or ENT), Dr. Michael G. Stewart has been appointed Chairman of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Otorhinolaryngologist-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Stewart was previously affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and several institutions in the Texas Medical Center in Houston.

"In addition to a broad expertise in ENT – including pediatrics, adult, and geriatric care – Dr. Stewart brings a longstanding commitment to evidence-based and humanistic patient care," says Dr. Herbert Pardes, President and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. "I am thrilled to have Dr. Stewart at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell."

"An innovative researcher and dedicated teacher, it is with great pleasure that I welcome Dr. Stewart to the faculty of Weill Cornell," says Dr. Antonio M. Gotto, Dean of Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

"I look forward to taking what is already a very highly regarded department and making it stronger by expanding areas of clinical excellence and research," says Dr. Stewart. "I am particularly interested in expanding work in outcomes and quality-of-life research."

Dr. Stewart received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, completed residency training in general surgery and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, and received his M.P.H. degree from the University of Texas School of Public Health. Following residency training, he joined the otolaryngology faculty at Baylor College of Medicine, where he served as Associate Professor and Director of Residency Education in the department, Chief of Service at Ben Taub General Hospital, and Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs for the College.

Dr. Stewart's clinical practice is general otolaryngology, and he has particular interest in nose and sinus disease, sleep breathing disorders, and head and neck trauma. He is the author of a textbook on head, face, and neck trauma, as well as 19 book chapters and more than 75 peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Stewart is an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Rhinology, and serves on the Editorial Board of the Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is a member of many scientific societies, and is a Fellow in the specialty's senior scientific society – the Triological Society. He has lectured nationally and internationally, and teaches several instructional courses every year on trauma, outcomes research, and evidence-based medicine at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He has served two terms as Chairman of the Outcomes Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Committee for the AAO-HNS (American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery), and serves on several other national groups, including the AAO-HNS Home Study Course Faculty, and the Education Council of the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Dr. Stewart's research interests are in outcomes and quality-of-life research, and he has received research funding from the NIH, AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), the AAO-HNS Foundation, several other foundations, and industry.

Dr. Stewart has received many awards and honors, including the Fulbright and Jaworski Faculty Excellence Award while at Baylor College of Medicine, and he was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Educators there. He served as President of the Houston Otolaryngology Society. In addition, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the Houston Distinguished Surgeon Award from AORN (Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses). He is listed in Marquis Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, and Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare.