Developing an interest in medicine upon his acceptance to medical school, Michael Glenn Stewart, MD, MPH, first earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering from Vanderbilt University, where he graduated summa cum laude in 1984. He subsequently received a Doctor of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University in 1988. After gaining experience in the field, he returned to his education at the University of Texas, obtaining a Master of Public Health in 1996. Commencing his career in 1994 as an assistant professor at the Baylor College of Medicine, a position he held for five years, he also served as the residency director in the education department of otolaryngology from 1996 to 2005 and assistant dean of clinical affairs from 1998 to 2000. From 1999 to 2005, he also acted as the general director of Affiliated Medical Service at the college, as well as an associate professor. Concluding his tenure with the college in 2005, he finally served as the associate dean of clinical affairs for the preceding five years.
Dr. Stewart started with the Weill Cornell Medical College in 2005, serving as professor and chair of the department of otolaryngology, positions he still holds today. The former senior associate dean of clinical affairs at the college between 2010 and 2017, he has also been the vice dean of the college since 2012. Alongside his primary academic endeavors, he has been the otolaryngologistin-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital since 2005 and the director of the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery since 2008. He has also been holding the position of editor-in-chief of The Laryngoscope since 2011, a reviewer of the Cancer journal since 2001, and an editor and reviewer of the Head and Neck journal since 1994. Notably, he has contributed to two textbooks, more than 30 textbook chapters, and more than 110 peer-reviewed publications throughout his prolific career.
As a testament to his profound success, Dr. Stewart most recently won two Presidential Citation Awards from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 2010 and 2017, having previously received the Distinguished Service Award four times
between 2004 and 2012. The recipient of the Houston Distinguished Surgeon Award from the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses in 2005, he also received two Resident Teaching Awards from NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia and Cornell Hospitals in 2006 and 2013. Impressively, he was selected for inclusion in multiple Who’s Who publications.
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