Dr. Stewart, who joined KGI in August 2015, serves as Director of Interprofessional Education and Assistant Professor of Clinical Science at KGI School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Prior to joining KGI, Dr. Stewart served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy for 3 years, where she taught and coordinated the Oncology and Transplant course as well as Pharmaceutical Care Lab II. During this time, Dr. Stewart maintained a clinical practice site at the LLU Adult Cancer Center, where she precepted students and residents, educated patients on chemotherapy, provided symptom management recommendations, and evaluated chemotherapy orders. In 2014 and 2015, Dr. Stewart was awarded both Teacher of the Year and Preceptor of the Year awards from Loma Linda University.
Dr. Stewart is currently developing her Oncology practice site, assisting in the coordination of interprofessional education activities for first and second year students, as well as developing interprofessional clinic experiences for third year students. She will also teach and coordinate the 3rd year Oncology course and elective at KGI.
Dr. Stewart holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from UCLA, a Doctor of Pharmacy from Loma Linda University, and completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and a PGY-2 Oncology Specialty Residency at LLU Medical Center. Before entering academia, she worked as a Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist with a dual role as a Cost-Recovery Pharmacist at LLU Adult Cancer Center. Her research interests include evaluation of patient outcomes as a result of pharmacist interventions, interprofessional education, and post-chemotherapy toxicity management.
Dr. Stewart is also very active in the health-system pharmacy societies. She has held multiple leadership positions for the Inland Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ISHP), and has served on the California Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (CSHP) seminar planning committees.