Camille Stewart, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery-Surgical Oncology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Tulane University School of Medicine (2010)
Graduate School :
  • MS, Brandeis University (2005)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Brandeis University (MA) (2005)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (2011)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Surgery (2017)
Fellowships:
  • City of Hope National Medical Center Program, Complex General Surgical Oncology (2020)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Surgery-Surgical Oncology

Professional Titles

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Surgical Director of the Melanoma Program

Recognition & Awards

  • Administrative Chief Fellow, City of Hope Department of Surgery (2019)
  • Workshop Participant, AACR/ASCO Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop (2018)
    An intensive workshop in the essentials of effective clinical trial designs of therapeutic interventions in the treatment of cancer for clinical fellow and junior faculty clinical researchers in all oncology subspecialties, including radiation and surgical oncology and radiology.
  • Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Citation, American Medical Women’s Association (2010)
    Awarded to women in the top 10% of their medical school class
  • Tulane 34 Award, Tulane University (2010)
    Awarded each year to 34 graduates who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate life at Tulane. Students can come from any school at Tulane and are recognized for their exemplary leadership, service and academic excellence
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha (2010)
    Each school may elect up to 20% of the graduating class of students, up to 25 residents/fellows, up to 10 faculty, and three to five alumni, who, based on merit, demonstrate the characteristics of excellent physicians in alignment with AOA's mission and values. The characteristics of excellent physicianship will be identified by each school; examples include trustworthiness, character, caring, knowledge, scholarship, proficiency in the doctor-patient relationship, leadership, compassion, empathy, altruism, and servant leadership.
  • Research Fellow, Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation (2008)
    The mission of Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation is to develop medical students throughout their careers into the next generation of leaders in cardiovascular innovation, research, and medicine by providing mentored research experience and lifelong community. Dr. Stewart received salary support to spend a year performing laboratory research in the laboratory of Dr. Joyce Bischoff at Children's Hospital Boston.

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2020)
    School of Medicine, Surgery

Publications

  • Fong AJ, Stewart CL, Lafaro K, LaRocca CJ, Fong Y, Femino JD, Crawford B. Robotic assistance for quick and accurate image-guided needle placement. Updates Surg. 2021 Jan 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33394359
  • Stewart CL, De Andrade JP, Duma N, Ralph OK, Choong K, Gonzalez L, McClintock NC, Sandoval E, Melstrom LG, Warner SG. Unconscious Bias in Speaker Introductions at a Surgical Oncology Meeting: Hierarchy Reigns Over Gender. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Oct;27(10):3754-3761. PubMed PMID: 32712891
  • Stewart CL, Wong P, Selby L, Warner SG, Raoof M, Singh G, Fong Y, Melstrom LG. Minimally invasive distal pancreatectomy and the cost of conversion. J Surg Oncol. 2020 Mar;121(4):670-675. PubMed PMID: 31967336
  • Torphy RJ, Stewart C, Sharma P, Halpern AL, Oase K, Herter W, Bartsch C, Friedman C, Del Chiaro M, Schulick RD, Gleisner A, McCarter MD, Ahrendt SA. Dextrose-Containing Carrier Solution for Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy: Increased Intraoperative Hyperglycemia and Postoperative Complications. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Dec;27(13):4874-4882. PubMed PMID: 32306237
  • Stewart CL, Thornblade LW, Diamond DJ, Fong Y, Melstrom LG. Personal Protective Equipment and COVID-19: A Review for Surgeons. Ann Surg. 2020 Aug;272(2):e132-e138. PubMed PMID: 32675516
  • Lafaro KJ, Stewart C, Fong A, Fong Y. Robotic Liver Resection. Surg Clin North Am. 2020 Apr;100(2):265-281. PubMed PMID: 32169180
  • Stewart C, Fong Y. Perioperative Cannabis as a Potential Solution for Reducing Opioid and Benzodiazepine Dependence. JAMA Surg. 2020 Dec 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33263719
  • Stewart C, Melstrom L. Response to Comment on "Personal Protective Equipment and COVID-19 - A Review for Surgeons". Ann Surg. 2020 Nov 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33234791
  • Stewart C, Wong P, Warner S, Raoof M, Singh G, Fong Y, Melstrom L. Robotic minor hepatectomy: optimizing outcomes and cost of care. HPB (Oxford). 2020 Sep 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32988754
  • Stewart CL, Lafaro K, Fong Y. “Segmental Resection” Blumgart’s Surgery of the Liver, Biliary Tract, and Pancreas, Ed 7. Eds: Jarnagin W, Allen P, Chapman W, et al. El Sevier.
  • Stewart CL, Raoof M, Fong Y, Dellinger T, Warner S. Who Is Hurting? A Prospective Study of Surgeon Ergonomics. Accepted to Surgical Endoscopy, 2020.
  • Stewart C, Fong Y. Perioperative Cannabis as a Potential Solution for Reducing Opioid and Benzodiazepine Dependence. JAMA Surg. 2020 Dec 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33263719
  • Stewart C, Melstrom L. Response to Comment on "Personal Protective Equipment and COVID-19 - A Review for Surgeons". Ann Surg. 2020 Nov 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33234791
  • Stewart C, Wong P, Warner S, Raoof M, Singh G, Fong Y, Melstrom L. Robotic minor hepatectomy: optimizing outcomes and cost of care. HPB (Oxford). 2020 Sep 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32988754
  • Stewart CL, De Andrade JP, Duma N, Ralph OK, Choong K, Gonzalez L, McClintock NC, Sandoval E, Melstrom LG, Warner SG. Unconscious Bias in Speaker Introductions at a Surgical Oncology Meeting: Hierarchy Reigns Over Gender. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Oct;27(10):3754-3761. PubMed PMID: 32712891
  • Stewart CL, Thornblade LW, Diamond DJ, Fong Y, Melstrom LG. Personal Protective Equipment and COVID-19: A Review for Surgeons. Ann Surg. 2020 Aug;272(2):e132-e138. PubMed PMID: 32675516
  • Torphy RJ, Stewart C, Sharma P, Halpern AL, Oase K, Herter W, Bartsch C, Friedman C, Del Chiaro M, Schulick RD, Gleisner A, McCarter MD, Ahrendt SA. Dextrose-Containing Carrier Solution for Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy: Increased Intraoperative Hyperglycemia and Postoperative Complications. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Dec;27(13):4874-4882. PubMed PMID: 32306237
  • Lafaro KJ, Stewart C, Fong A, Fong Y. Robotic Liver Resection. Surg Clin North Am. 2020 Apr;100(2):265-281. PubMed PMID: 32169180
  • Stewart CL, Wong P, Selby L, Warner SG, Raoof M, Singh G, Fong Y, Melstrom LG. Minimally invasive distal pancreatectomy and the cost of conversion. J Surg Oncol. 2020 Mar;121(4):670-675. PubMed PMID: 31967336
  • Stewart CL, Dumitra S, Nota C, Ituarte PHG, Melstrom LG, Woo Y, Singh G, Fong Y, Nathan H, Warner SG. Hospital factors strongly influence robotic use in general surgery. Surgery. 2019 Nov;166(5):867-872. PubMed PMID: 31208862
  • Stewart CL, Ituarte PHG, Melstrom KA, Warner SG, Melstrom LG, Lai LL, Fong Y, Woo Y. Robotic surgery trends in general surgical oncology from the National Inpatient Sample. Surg Endosc. 2019 Aug;33(8):2591-2601. PubMed PMID: 30357525
  • King BBT, Chapman BC, Gleisner A, Stewart C, Friedman C, Kwak JJ, McCarter MD, Kounalakis N. Postbiopsy Pigmentation is Prognostic in Head and Neck Melanoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2019 Apr;26(4):1046-1054. PubMed PMID: 30706226
  • Stewart C, Chao J, Chen YJ, Lin J, Sullivan MJ, Melstrom L, Hyung WJ, Fong Y, Paz IB, Woo Y. Multimodality management of locally advanced gastric cancer-the timing and extent of surgery. Transl Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019;4:42. PubMed PMID: 31231709
  • Naftalovich D, Stewart CL, Burdick J, Fong Y. “Artificial Intelligence in Robotic Surgery” Artificially Intelligence in Surgery. Eds: Hashimoto DA, Rosman G, Meireles OR. McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Stewart CL, Fong Y. “Advanced Technology in Hepatobiliary Surgery” Precision Liver Surgery. Eds: Dong J, Fong Y. Tsinghua University Press.
  • Stewart CL, Warner S, Ito K, Raoof M, Wu GX, Kessler J, Kim JY, Fong Y. Cytoreduction for colorectal metastases: liver, lung, peritoneum, lymph nodes, bone, brain. When does it palliate, prolong survival, and potentially cure?. Curr Probl Surg. 2018 Sep;55(9):330-379. PubMed PMID: 30526930
  • Desiderio J, Stewart CL, Sun V, Melstrom L, Warner S, Lee B, Schoellhammer HF, Trisal V, Paz B, Fong Y, Woo Y. Enhanced Recovery after Surgery for Gastric Cancer Patients Improves Clinical Outcomes at a US Cancer Center. J Gastric Cancer. 2018 Sep;18(3):230-241. PubMed PMID: 30276000
  • Stewart CL, Gleisner A, Halpern A, Ibrahim-Zada I, Luna RA, Pearlman N, Gajdos C, Edil B, McCarter M. Implications of Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Perfusion-Related Hyperglycemia. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Mar;25(3):655-659. PubMed PMID: 29204776
  • Stewart CL, McCarter M. ASO Author Reflections: Should We Be Using Dextrose-Containing Carrier Solutions for Perfusion During HIPEC?. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Dec;25(Suppl 3):834-835. PubMed PMID: 30276640
  • Stewart CL, Fong Y. “Clinical Scoring Systems for Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases.” Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases: A Comprehensive Guide to Management. Eds: Correia MM, Choti M, Rocha FG, Wakabayashi G. Springer Nature.
  • Stewart CL, Gleisner A, Kwak J, Chapman B, Pearlman N, Gajdos C, McCarter M, Kounalakis N. Implications of Sentinel Lymph Node Drainage to Multiple Basins in Head and Neck Melanoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 May;24(5):1386-1391. PubMed PMID: 28058553
  • Stewart CL, Wilson L, Hamm A, Bartsch C, Boniface M, Gleisner A, Mitchell JD, Weyant MJ, Meguid R, Gajdos C, Edil BH, McCarter M. Is Chemical Pyloroplasty Necessary for Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy?. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 May;24(5):1414-1418. PubMed PMID: 28058546
  • Milan M, Jhajj S, Stewart C, Pyle L, Moulton S. Helmet use and injury severity among pediatric skiers and snowboarders in Colorado. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Feb;52(2):349-353. PubMed PMID: 27876383
  • Deeney S, Stewart C, Treece AL, Black JO, Lovell MA, Garrington T, Karrer F, Bruny J. Diagnostic utility of core needle biopsy versus open wedge biopsy for pediatric intraabdominal solid tumors: Results of a prospective clinical study. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Dec;52(12):2042-2046. PubMed PMID: 28943139
  • Stewart CL, Acker SN, Pyle L, Smith DS, Bensard DD, Moulton SL. Mapping pediatric injuries to target prevention, education, and outreach. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Aug;52(8):1287-1291. PubMed PMID: 28073490
  • Stewart CL, Edil BH, Ryu R, Rajebi MR. “Liver Directed Therapies: Thermal Ablation.” Radiation Therapy for Liver Cancer. Eds: Schefter T, Meyer J. Springer.
  • Stewart CL, Nawn CD, Mulligan J, Grudic G, Moulton SL, Convertino VA. Compensatory Reserve for Early and Accurate Prediction of Hemodynamic Compromise: Case Studies for Clinical Utility in Acute Care and Physical Performance. J Spec Oper Med. 2016 Spring;16(1):6-13. PubMed PMID: 27045488
  • Stewart CL, Mulligan J, Grudic GZ, Talley ME, Jurkovich GJ, Moulton SL. The Compensatory Reserve Index Following Injury: Results of a Prospective Clinical Trial. Shock. 2016 Sep;46(3 Suppl 1):61-7. PubMed PMID: 27172155
  • Stewart CL, Acker SN, Pyle LL, Kulungowski A, Cadnapaphornchai M, Bruny JL, Karrer F. Factors associated with peritoneal dialysis catheter complications in children. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Jan;51(1):159-62. PubMed PMID: 26572851
  • Acker SN, Trinh BB, Partrick DA, Stewart CL, Bensard DD. Is Routine Upper Gastrointestinal Contrast Study Necessary prior to Laparoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Placement in Children?. Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Feb;26(1):29-33. PubMed PMID: 26382658
  • Stewart CL, Meguid C, Chapman B, Schulick R, Edil BH. Evolving Trends Towards Minimally Invasive Surgery for Solid-Pseudopapillary Neoplasms. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Dec;23(13):4165-4168. PubMed PMID: 27510845
  • Stewart CL, Kulungowski AM, Tong S, Langer JC, Soden J, Sømme S. Rectal biopsies for Hirschsprung disease: Patient characteristics by diagnosis and attending specialty. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Apr;51(4):573-6. PubMed PMID: 26592956
  • Stewart CL, Mulligan J, Grudic GZ, Pyle L, Moulton SL. A noninvasive computational method for fluid resuscitation monitoring in pediatric burns: a preliminary report. J Burn Care Res. 2015 Jan-Feb;36(1):145-50. PubMed PMID: 25383980
  • Stewart CL. The fire at Cocoanut Grove. J Burn Care Res. 2015 Jan-Feb;36(1):232-5. PubMed PMID: 25094013
  • Stewart CL, Metzger RR, Pyle L, Darmofal J, Scaife E, Moulton SL. Helicopter versus ground emergency medical services for the transportation of traumatically injured children. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Feb;50(2):347-52. PubMed PMID: 25638635
  • Acker SN, Stewart CL, Roosevelt GE, Partrick DA, Moore EE, Bensard DD. When is it safe to forgo abdominal CT in blunt-injured children?. Surgery. 2015 Aug;158(2):408-12. PubMed PMID: 25999252
  • Stewart CL, Bruny JL. Maximizing lymph node retrieval during surgical resection of Wilms tumor. Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Feb;25(1):109-12. PubMed PMID: 25111272
  • Stewart CL, Moscariello MA, Hansen KW, Moulton SL. Infant car safety seats and risk of head injury. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Jan;49(1):193-6; discussion 196-7. PubMed PMID: 24439608
  • Stewart CL, Wood CL, Bealer JF. Characterization of acute appendicitis in diabetic children. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Dec;49(12):1719-22. PubMed PMID: 25487468
  • Stewart CL, Mulligan J, Grudic GZ, Convertino VA, Moulton SL. Detection of low-volume blood loss: compensatory reserve versus traditional vital signs. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Dec;77(6):892-7; discussion 897-8. PubMed PMID: 25423536
  • Holscher CM, Stewart CL, Peltz ED, Burlew CC, Moulton SL, Haenel JB, Bensard DD. Early tracheostomy improves outcomes in severely injured children and adolescents. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Apr;49(4):590-2. PubMed PMID: 24726119
  • Holscher CM, Faulk LW, Moore EE, Cothren Burlew C, Moore HB, Stewart CL, Pieracci FM, Barnett CC, Bensard DD. Chest computed tomography imaging for blunt pediatric trauma: not worth the radiation risk. J Surg Res. 2013 Sep;184(1):352-7. PubMed PMID: 23746760
  • Stewart CL, Holscher CM, Moore EE, Bronsert M, Moulton SL, Partrick DA, Bensard DD. Base deficit correlates with mortality in pediatric abusive head trauma. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Oct;48(10):2106-11. PubMed PMID: 24094965
  • Chan JW, Stewart CL, Stalder MW, St Hilaire H, McBride L, Moses MH. Endoscope-assisted versus open repair of craniosynostosis: a comparison of perioperative cost and risk. J Craniofac Surg. 2013 Jan;24(1):170-4. PubMed PMID: 23348279
  • Boscolo E, Stewart CL, Greenberger S, Wu JK, Durham JT, Herman IM, Mulliken JB, Kitajewski J, Bischoff J. JAGGED1 signaling regulates hemangioma stem cell-to-pericyte/vascular smooth muscle cell differentiation. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2011 Oct;31(10):2181-92. PubMed PMID: 21757656
  • Stewart CL, Ménard GE. Sickle cell-induced ischemic colitis. J Natl Med Assoc. 2009 Jul;101(7):726-8. PubMed PMID: 19634596
  • Habecker BA, Bilimoria P, Linick C, Gritman K, Lorentz CU, Woodward W, Birren SJ. Regulation of cardiac innervation and function via the p75 neurotrophin receptor. Auton Neurosci. 2008 Jun;140(1-2):40-8. PubMed PMID: 18430612
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Professional Memberships

  • Association for Academic Surgery, Member
  • Society of Surgical Oncology, Sub-Committee Member
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Member
  • American Association for Cancer Research, Member
  • Association of Women Surgeons, Member
  • Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Committee Member
  • The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Member
  • American College of Surgeons, Member

Practice Locations

CU Surgical Oncology - Cherry Creek Medical Center
100 Cook Street
Suite 202
Denver, CO 80206
720-516-9413

UCH - Cancer Center
1665 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0300

UCHealth Cancer Center - Highlands Ranch
1500 Park Central Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-516-0150

CU Specialty Care at Highlands Ranch Cancer Care - Surgical Oncology
1500 Park Central Drive
Suite 101
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-516-1092

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Complex General Surgical Oncology, Board Certification (2020)
  • Surgery, Board Certification (2017)
  • Medical Cannabis Education for Health Care Professionals, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy, Certificate (2020)
  • Equity Program, University of Colorado Denver, Certificate (2020)
  • Da Vinci training as a Console Surgeon, Certificate (2018)
  • Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery, Certificate (2016)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Cancers - Sarcoma
  • Cancers
  • Cancers - Melanoma
  • Cancers - Cancer Surgery
  • Cancers - Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Surgery - Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgery - Robotic Surgery
Clinical Interests
Clinical trials, Surgical technology, Robotic surgery. Cancers Dr. Stewart treats: melanoma, sarcoma, esophageal/gastric cancer, cancers of the liver/gallbladder (including cancers metastatic to the liver, cholangiocarcinoma, gallbladder cancer, and hepatocellular carcinoma)

Care Philosophy
Dr. Camille Stewart was trained in general surgery at the University of Colorado in Aurora, Colorado, and in Complex General Surgical Oncology at City of Hope in Duarte, California. She is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and is the Director of the Melanoma Program within the Department of Surgery. Dr. Stewart is passionate about surgery, the treatment of cancer, and clinical research. Her goal is to treat each patient as if they were a member of her own family.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Tulane University School of Medicine (2010)
Graduate Schools:
  • MS, Brandeis University (2005)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Brandeis University (MA) (2005)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (2011)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Surgery (2017)
Fellowships:
  • City of Hope National Medical Center Program, Complex General Surgical Oncology (2020)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Surgery-Surgical Oncology
Contact Us
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Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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