Dr. Stuart is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of British Columbia. He previously served as the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at that institution from September 2003 through to September 2015 and UBC’s Vice-Provost Health from 2009 to 2016.
Having received his medical training at the University of Western Ontario he pursued further training in Gynecologic Oncology at Wayne State University in Detroit, where he stayed on as a faculty member prior to moving to Calgary, Alberta. In 1993 he was appointed as Professor and Head, Department of Oncology at the University of Calgary and Director of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. In 1999, he was appointed as Vice-President of the Alberta Cancer Board. He moved to British Columbia in 2003 to take on the role as Dean.
Dr. Stuart has previously been the Chair of the Gynecologic Cancer Intergroup (GCIG); Co-Chair of the Gynecology Site Committee of the NCI Canada; and President of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada. He is the past-Chair of the Board of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada. He is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
Dr. Stuart remains as an active teacher, clinician and researcher at UBC. As an academic clinician, he works with the gynecologic oncology team at Vancouver General Hospital and BC Cancer. His research and publications are focused on clinical trials in the prevention and treatment of gynecologic cancers. He sits on the Board of a number of public entities including Life Sciences BC and Genome BC.