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CDAP > Faculty > Dr. Scott Stewart
Dr. Scott Stewart

Dr. Scott Stewart

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine



Research Interests

Dr. Stewart’s research interests generally include detection and treatment of alcohol-related disorders in medical and surgical settings. His particular focus is on novel biomarker validation in relevant clinical populations, the integration of biomarkers with self-report screening instruments, and identification of biomarkers for specific alcohol-related conditions.


Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA  B.S.  1987  Chemistry
Baylor University, Waco, TX        1989Biochemistry
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA  M.D.1993Medicine
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA        1996Internal Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC  M.S.2001Clinical Research

Professional Experience

1993-1996 Intern and Resident, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
1996-1999Staff Physician, Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston, ME
1996-1999General Internist, L-A Internal Medicine Associates, PA, Auburn, ME
1999-2001Academic Generalist Fellow, Center for Healthcare Research and Division of General Internal Medicine, MUSC, Charleston, SC
2001-2006Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
2006-presentAssistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, and Department of Medicine, MUSC, Charleston, SC

Professional Societies and Certification

1996-present Member, American College of Physicians
1999-presentMember, Society of General Internal Medicine
2002-presentMember, Research Society on Alcoholism
2006Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine

Field Reviewer, Substance Abuse Treatment Improvement Protocol Series, Center for Substance Abuse Treatement (CSAT), Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

2007Invited speaker and discussant on alcohol biomarkers, Team on Underage Drinking Research-Screening for Childhood and Adolescent Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorders Among Youth, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
2007Editorial Consultant, Alcohol Abuse Module, Physicians' Information and Education Resource (PIER), American College of Physicians

Recent Publications

Stewart SH, Borg KT & Miller PM. Prevalence of problem drinking and characteristics of a single-question screen. Journal of Emergency Medicine 39(3):291-295, 2010.

Stewart SH, Comte-Waters S, Bowen E & Anton RF. Liver disease and HPLC quantification of disialotransferrin for heavy alcohol use: A case series. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 34(11):1956-1960, 2010. PMCID: PMC3115778

Stewart SH, Doscher A, Miles S & Borg KT. Identification and risk-stratification of problem alcohol drinkers with minor trauma in the emergency department. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine 11(2):133-137, 2010. PMCID: PMC2908644

Stewart SH, Goldmann A, Neumann T & Spies C. Biomarkers of Alcohol and Other Drug Use. In Addiction Research Methods, Miller PG, Strang J, Miller PM (Eds). Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA, 2010.

Stewart SH, Law TL, Randall PK & Newman R. Phosphatidylethanol and alcohol consumption in reproductive age women. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 34(3):488-492, 2010. PMCID: PMC2858230


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