Mr Stewart's main clinical interests are in kidney cancer. He performs minimally invasive and open surgical approaches for dealing with this malignancy.
- Batchelor of Science (BSc Hons) 1997. Immunology. University of Edinburgh
- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) 2000. University of Edinburgh
- Member Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS Edinburgh) 2003. Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 2008. ‘Novel survival factors and approaches to the treatment of hypoxic prostate cancer.’ University of Edinburgh.
- Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in Urology (FRCSEd (Urol)) 2012.
Appointments and activities
Mr Stewart leads the Edinburgh Urological Cancer Group (EUCG) which includes University of Edinburgh researchers and NHS Lothian clinical staff with shared basic, translational and clinical research interests in the fields of kidney, prostate and bladder cancer research.
The current main focus of the EUCG is a CSO funded study called Scottish Collaboration On Translational Research into Renal Cell Cancer (SCOTRRCC). SCOTRRCC which is based around the recruitment of patients from 10 centres across Scotland to donate renal cancer tissue with linked clinical outcome data for use in translational research. This large, unique bank of well annotated patient samples will allow the study of prognostic and predictive factors in renal cancer. Specifically, Mr Stewart is currently undertaking a reconstruction of renal cell cancer primarily using proteomic approaches (AQUA and RPPA platforms well established in the Division of Pathology) with integrated computational biology analysis to resolve the large amounts of data created by the multi-level data to be generated.