Dr. Paula Stewart
Dr. Stewart received her bachelor’s and Master of Science degrees from Stanford University, and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. She completed her medical internship and her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Stewart is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a subspecialty board certification in Spinal Cord Medicine. She is also a LANA Designated Clinical Lymphology Therapist. She is an associate professor in the Missouri School of Nursing, and has also taught at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte as a clinical assistant professor.
Dr. Stewart has published on pain management in spinal cord injury (SCI), lymphedema and wound care challenges. She has participated in research related to SCI and lymphedema, and has made numerous national presentations and TV appearances in her areas of expertise.
Dr. Stewart is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, the Association of Academic Physiatrists, American Medical Women’s Association, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, the International Society of Lymphology, and the National Lymphedema Network. She is co-founder and executive board member of the Lymphology Association of North America.
In addition, Dr. Stewart has served as the MD Facilitator and Advisor to Quest Program for Stem Cell Patients; organized and sponsored the “I Can Cope” series; conducted Cancer Patient Education series; led patient lymphedema support groups; served as team doctor for Wheelchair Hornets Basketball Team; and has been a team participant in the ACS Relay for Life and the Komen Race for the Cure.