Kevin Stewart, M.D.

Kevin Stewart, M.D.

Cataract Surgeon and Glaucoma Specialist

Specialty: Cataract, Glaucoma

Practice Locations: St. Croix, St. Thomas

Physician Bio:

Kevin Stewart, MD is a fellowship trained glaucoma specialist and comprehensive ophthalmologist who has lived in the US Virgin Islands with his wife and children for 13 years.

After completing a BS in Biochemistry and a year of graduate work in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Washington, he completed his Medical Degree at the Chicago Medical School. Dr. Stewart then completed a year of internship in Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, then a 3 year residency in Ophthalmology at New York Medical College/St. Vincent’s Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident. Next, he was accepted into a fellowship year in Glaucoma at Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital. After this training, Dr. Stewart served as the Assistant Director of the Glaucoma Clinic at the prestigious New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. During this time he was appointed as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at New York Medical College, and served as an Ophthalmology Resident instructor at several different teaching hospitals in New York City, earning awards as Instructor of the Year twice at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Stewart moved to Miami and founded Ocean Ophthalmology Group in in 2008. From this base in Miami, he started traveling to the USVI to work for the Department of Health at the RLS Hospital Community Clinic, where he spent a week every month developing a clinic that provided care for underinsured, uninsured, and undocumented individuals.

Prior to moving to the US Virgin Islands, Dr. Stewart periodically spent time providing medical and surgical assistance in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Kenya, and Southern India. His interest in helping the underserved led to the four year period of time when worked at the Department of Health on St. Thomas. This experience in the US Virgin Islands led to his family’s decision to move full there time in order to elevate the standard of care in the region the level that he was accustomed to while working in New York City and Miami. His goal was to provide a this high standard of care not only for the uninsured, but for all residents of the USVI and neighboring islands. To assist in this mission, he has expanded his offices to cover both St. Thomas and St. Croix and has hired subspecialists with expertise in the diseases that are specific to the region including diabetic eye disease specialists, retinal surgeons, uveitis/ocular inflammation specialists, cornea and lid disease specialists, and additional glaucoma specialists and cataract surgeons, all from the top residency and fellowship programs in the United States.

During his career, Dr. Stewart has been involved in clinical research as an author in numerous academic papers, and as principle and co-investigator for clinical trials. He has lectured in the US and abroad on the medical and surgical treatment of eye disease.

How do you spend your time away from the office? Dr. Stewart’s greatest passion is spending time with his wife, son and daughter aged 10 and 13.

Do you have any hobbies? Dr. Stewart enjoys travel, hiking, skiing, scuba diving, rock climbing, reading, and cooking.

Undergraduate: University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Internship: Albert Einstein Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Residency: New York Medical College/St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Valhalla, NY

Fellowship: Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital/NYU, New York, NY

Doctor of Medicine: Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Glaucoma Society
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