Christopher Stewart


Christopher C. Stewart, MD, FAAP, is Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF, and Board Certified in child abuse pediatrics. Dr. Stewart received his BA from Yale University in Asian Studies, his MD degree from Harvard University and completed his residency training and a chief residency in pediatrics at UCSF. Dr. Stewart works as a hospitalist and general pediatrician at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, the only trauma center and public hospital serving San Francisco County.
Dr. Stewart is a pediatric medical forensic examiner performing forensic medical evaluations for sexual and physical abuse of children for the county of San Francisco. Dr. Stewart runs a child abuse rotation for medical students, as well as residents. He also works at Stanford University and Lucille Packard Childrens Hospital as director of the SCAN (Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect) program.
Dr. Stewart is also director of a number of global health education programs at UCSF, and has directed NIH and Doris Duke funded programs focused on global health education for university health science trainees.
Dr. Stewart has been involved in a number of international projects, including work in Viet Nam for which he was awarded the UCSF Chancellor’s Award for public service in 2004. He has received a number of teaching awards, including the Global Health Education Consortium’s Veljii award in 2009. He has administered training programs in education and in child physical and sexual abuse in international settings, including the Democratic Republic of Congo and on the Syrian border in Turkey.

Education and Training

, 2018 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
Chief Residency, 2000 Pediatrics, UCSF
Residency, 1999 Pediatrics, UCSF
MD, 1996 Medicine, Harvard
BA, 1985 Asian Studies, Yale


Stewart CC, O'Hara NN, Mascarenhas D, Manson TT, Reahl GB, Connelly D, Baker M, Slobogean GP, O'Toole RV. Predictors of Symptomatic Implant Removal After Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Tibial Plateau Fractures: A Retrospective Case-Control Study. Orthopedics. 2020 May 01; 43(3):161-167.
Stewart CC, Brodke DJ, Morshed S. Effect of Surgeon and Hospital Volume on Complications After Operative Tarsal Fracture Repair. J Orthop Trauma. 2019 Nov; 33(11):e416-e421.
O'Hara NN, Slobogean GP, Stockton DJ, Stewart CC, Klazinga NS. The socioeconomic impact of a femoral neck fracture on patients aged 18-50: A population-based study. Injury. 2019 Jul; 50(7):1353-1357.
Stewart CC, Yu L, Wilson RS, Bennett DA, Boyle PA. Healthcare and Financial Decision Making and Incident Adverse Cognitive Outcomes among Older Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 08; 67(8):1590-1595.
Halvorson RT, Stewart CC, Thakur A, Glantz SA. Scientific Quality of Health-Related Articles in Specialty Cannabis and General Newspapers in San Francisco. J Health Commun. 2018; 23(12):993-998.
Chung EK, Atkinson-McEvoy LR, Lai NL, Terry M, Editors.. Visual Diagnosis and Treatment in Pediatrics. Child Physical Abuse. 2015; 491-499.
Nagata JM, Cohen CR, Young SL, Wamuyu C, Armes MN, Otieno BO, Leslie HH, Dandu M, Stewart CC, Bukusi EA, Weiser SD. Descriptive characteristics and health outcomes of the food by prescription nutrition supplementation program for adults living with HIV in Nyanza Province, Kenya. PLoS One. 2014; 9(3):e91403.
Suchdev PS, Shah A, Derby KS, Hall L, Schubert C, Pak-Gorstein S, Howard C, Wagner S, Anspacher M, Staton D, O'Callahan C, Herran M, Arnold L, Stewart CC, Kamat D, Batra M, Gutman J. A proposed model curriculum in global child health for pediatric residents. Acad Pediatr. 2012 May-Jun; 12(3):229-37.
Cabana MD, Atkinson-McEvoy LR. Pediatric Mentor: Clerkship and Shelf Exam Companion: Chapter 22: Child Abuse Detection. 2012.
Hsiang MS, Carlton EJ, Zhang Y, Zhong B, Dongchuan Q, Cohen PA, Stewart CC, Spear RC. Use of ultrasonography to evaluate Schistosoma japonicum-related morbidity in children, Sichuan Province, China, 2000-2007. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Jan; 82(1):103-11.
Macfarlane SB, Agabian N, Novotny TE, Rutherford GW, Stewart CC, Debas HT. Think globally, act locally, and collaborate internationally: global health sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. Acad Med. 2008 Feb; 83(2):173-9.
Zaoutis, L., Chiang, V. . Neurosurgical Issues, Chapter 143. Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital Medicine. 2007; 908-914.