- Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2011-2014), Maternal Fetal Medicine
- Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2007-2011), Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Medical School - Texas Tech University School of Medicine (2003-2007)
Robert Stewart, M.D.
- Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
- Perinatal Evaluation
- Maternal-Fetal Consultations
Robert Stewart, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. His practice is located at the UT Southwestern Maternal-Fetal Medicine Clinic at Children's Medical Center at Legacy, in Plano, Texas.
After graduating from Baylor University and earning his medical degree at Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Dr. Stewart completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology and his fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at UT Southwestern.
Dr. Stewart focuses his research on HIV and pregnancy, most recently publishing an article titled “Benefit of inter-pregnancy HIV viral load suppression on subsequent maternal and infant outcomes” in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He’s also involved in a multiyear prospective clinical trial on cardiac physiology in pregnancy using cardiac MRIs to define normal cardiac changes in pregnancy.
Dr. Stewart is the primary investigator representing UT Southwestern with the North American Fetal Therapy Network, an association of medical centers with established expertise in fetal surgery and other forms of multidisciplinary care for complex disorders of the fetus.
In his free time, Dr. Stewart enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.
Meet Dr. Stewart
High-Risk Pregnancy Specialist
When high-risk pregnancy patients are referred to specialist Robert Stewart, M.D., he goes out of his way to provide excellent, compassionate care and makes sure they understand exactly what’s going on with their pregnancy.
Dr. Stewart sees women with high-risk conditions during pregnancy that can range from advanced maternal age (AMA), hypertension, and diabetes to problems with their baby, such as chromosomal abnormalities, twin pregnancies and their complications, fetal growth restriction, and fetal birth defects.
He partners with patients and their regular Ob/Gyns to help women manage their own health during their pregnancies and deliver healthy babies.
Some of the procedures and exams Dr. Stewart performs include first-trimester nuchal translucency screening, targeted sonograms to evaluate fetal anatomy, biophysical profiles to determine fetal health in the third trimester, cerclage placement, and amniocentesis to detect genetic disorders or fetal infections.
While having a high-risk pregnancy can be stressful for expectant mothers, Dr. Stewart is committed to making patients feel comfortable.
“I realize that any time someone is referred to a subspecialist, it can induce anxiety, especially when you’re dealing with a pregnancy,” he says.
“My goal is to make it as calming of an experience for patients as we can, even when we’re dealing with serious medical conditions. I’m very committed to spending time counseling patients on their condition and talking to them about their babies.”
Located in Plano at the UT Southwestern Maternal-Fetal Medicine Clinic at Children's Medical Center at Legacy, Dr. Stewart has access to everything a mother and baby could ever need when it comes to their health. The Legacy location offers Children’s Medical Center specialists in cardiology and neurology, among many others. Children’s Medical Center in Dallas offers a Fetal-Neonatal program specializing in fetal complications diagnosed at birth or before birth, and the new William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital in Dallas provides access to more than 30 neonatal ICU rooms, giving each baby his or her own room where parents can spend the night.
Association between number of live births and markers of subclinical atherosclerosis: The Dallas Heart Study.
Sanghavi M, Kulinski J, Ayers CR, Nelson D, Stewart R, Parikh N, de Lemos JA, Khera A European journal of preventive cardiology 2015 Feb
Defining uterine tachysystole: how much is too much?
Stewart RD, Bleich AT, Lo JY, Alexander JM, McIntire DD, Leveno KJ American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 2012 Oct 207 4 290.e1-6
Intrapartum evidence of early-onset group B streptococcus.
Tudela CM, Stewart RD, Roberts SW, Wendel GD, Stafford IA, McIntire DD, Sheffield JS Obstetrics and gynecology 2012 Mar 119 3 626-9
Pregnancy Intentions Among Women Living With HIV in the United States.
Rahangdale L, Stewart A, Stewart RD, Badell M, Levison J, Ellis P, Cohn SE, Kempf MC, Lazenby GB, Tandon R, Rana A, Nguyen ML, Sturdevant MS, Cohan D Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999) 2014 Mar 65 3 306-11
Stewart RD, Dashe JS, Sheffield JS American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 2013 Oct
Impact of Pregnancy on Maternal Cardiac Atria.
Martin RB, Nelson DB, Stewart R, Matulevicius S, McIntire DD, Cunningham FG American journal of perinatology 2017 Jun
The Effects of Maternal Position and Habitus on Maternal Cardiovascular Parameters as Measured by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance.
Nelson DB, Stewart RD, Matulevicius SA, Morgan JL, McIntire DD, Drazner M, Cunningham FG American journal of perinatology 2015 Sep
Hepatitis B Vaccination in Pregnancy in the United States.
Stewart RD, Sheffield JS Vaccines 2013 1 2 167-73
Efficacy of maternal and neonatal chemoprophylaxis for early-onset group B streptococcal disease.
Stafford IA, Stewart RD, Sheffield JS, Wendel GD, Sanchez PJ, McIntire DD, Roberts SW Obstetrics and gynecology 2012 Jul 120 1 123-9
Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy: Health Policy and Practice in the Midst of an Epidemic.
Stewart RD, Nelson DB, Dashe JS, Wendel GD Obstetrics and gynecology 2016 Nov 128 5 1180
Infant Feeding and Contraceptive Practices Among Adolescents in a Region with a High Teen Pregnancy Rate: A Three-Year Retrospective Study
Glass TG, Tucker K, Stewart R, Baker TE, Kauffman RP 2010 19 1659-1663
Cardiac Magnetic-Resonance Imaging (CMRI) to Assess the Impact of Maternal Habitus on Cardiac Remodeling During Pregnancy.
Stewart RD, Nelson DB, Matulevicius SA, Morgan JL, Mcintire DD, Drazner MH, Cunningham FG American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 2015 Nov
The Use of Protease Inhibitors in Pregnancy: Maternal and Fetal Considerations.
Duryea E, Nicholson F, Cooper S, Roberts S, Rogers V, McIntire D, Sheffield J, Stewart R Infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology 2015 2015 563727
Benefit of Inter-Pregnancy Hiv Viral Load Suppression on Subsequent Maternal and Infant Outcomes.
Stewart RD, Wells CE, Roberts SW, Rogers VL, McElwee BS, McIntire DD, Sheffield JS American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 2014 Apr
The obstetrical and neonatal impact of maternal opioid detoxification in pregnancy.
Stewart RD, Nelson DB, Adhikari EH, McIntire DD, Roberts SW, Dashe JS, Sheffield JS American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 2013 May
West nile virus infection in pregnancy.
Stewart RD, Bryant SN, Sheffield JS Case reports in infectious diseases 2013 2013 351872
- Association between number of live births and markers of subclinical atherosclerosis: The Dallas Heart Study.
- Perinatal Evaluation
- Maternal-Fetal Consultations
Q&A by Dr. Stewart
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