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Courtney Stewart, M.D., M.P.H.

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry; Courtney spent her childhood days on the snowy plains of North Dakota before venturing off to the University of Colorado to study anthropology. While studying abroad in Samoa, she discovered a passion for nutrition’s impact on health and society, which led her to pursue an MS in nutrition and food policy as well as an MPH at Tufts University. After thesis work on iron deficiency anemia in Calcutta, India and nutrition policy in the South Pacific Island Nation of Niue, Courtney worked for two years as a monitoring and evaluation specialist for maternal-child health programs in Cambodia. While in Cambodia, Courtney convinced her long-time childhood friend Joe (now husband and co-resident!) to join her on a life adventure overseas, which he thankfully accepted. Courtney and Joe each decided that medicine would be the perfect addition to their interests and completed a post-baccalaureate pre-medical program at Bryn Mawr College before matriculating at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. In medical school, Courtney co-led Medical Students for Choice, volunteered at the student-run clinic, tutored refugee children, and was a member of the Global Health and Medical Education Pathways. She was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and Gold Humanism Honor Society chapters at the University of Rochester. Courtney is thrilled to be a part of the Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency, where she looks forward to cultivating her interests in women’s health, adolescent medicine, behavioral health, and global medicine. When she is not in the hospital, you can find Courtney hiking in the beautiful Bay Area with Joe, standing on her head at yoga class, playing with dogs (any dog really!), sampling local craft brews, humbly practicing her Spanish and Khmer skills, or making vegetarian meals for friends and family.

Alumni Year: 2019