Episode 139 is Dr. Ronald Stewart. From Canada, Los Angeles to Pittsburgh, a former Minister of Health and by the way also was part of the iconic television show Emergency! Dr. Stewart takes us on his adventure in this episode of Medic2Medic. An accomplished physician and former minister in the
Cabinet of Nova Scotia, Dr. Stewart has focused his career on health system excellence. Educated at Dalhousie University and the University of Southern California. His career has ranged from general practice in a Nova Scotia
coastal fishing village, staff positions at several noted medical schools, and the Medical Director of the paramedic system of the City of Pittsburgh. Dr. Stewart was my first medical director when I work for the City of Pittsburgh. His work in medical research has been recognized in the United States through the creation of the Ronald D. Stewart Chair in Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and in 2009 the American College of Emergency Physicians named him a Hero of Emergency Medicine.The Canadian Health Association honored him in 2013 as the recipient of their Distinguished Service Award for work in improving the health system in Canada, humanitarian service
abroad, and his part in the creation of a new medical specialty emergency medicine. He has received the James O. Page Award in the United States, recognizing lifetime achievement in Emergency Health Services in America and throughout the world. We talk about his amazing and astonishing journey and of course we talk his role in Emergency! I am humbled and lucky to have had the opportunity to record this podcast. I am not sure were EMS and Emergency Medicine would be without Dr. Stewart’s contributions and wisdom.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *