John H. Stewart named center director of LSU Health New Orleans/LCMC Health Cancer Center

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John H. Stewart was named center director of the LSU Health New Orleans/LCMC Health Cancer Center. 

He will also join the LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine faculty as a professor of surgery.

Stewart will set the overall mission, vision and direction for multidisciplinary cancer care and cancer clinical research programs for LSU Health New Orleans and LCMC Health in his new leadership role. 

He and his team will develop a robust cancer clinical trials program, leverage resources to build an innovative targeted cancer research enterprise and create a comprehensive community outreach and engagement program to reduce cancer risk behaviors and cancer incidence. 

Initiatives will integrate disease-specific research and care delivery into a comprehensive patient-oriented approach to benefit patients of Louisiana and surrounding regions, including those currently underserved in accessing leading-edge cancer care.

Stewart, originally from Shreveport, was recruited from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. There, he was a University of Illinois Presidential Scholar, professor of surgery in the College of Medicine, deputy director of the University of Illinois Cancer Center, and physician executive for oncology sciences at the University of Illinois Health.

Stewart’s role will be effective July 1.

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