Division of hematology / oncology

Robert K. Stuart, M.D.


Robert K. Stuart, M.D. is Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina.

A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dr. Stuart is a 1974 graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and undertook his Internal Medicine training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.  He completed a Medical Oncology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center and a research fellowship in the Laboratory of Developmental Hematopoiesis at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center before being appointed Assistant Professor of Oncology and Medicine at Johns Hopkins in 1979.  As a member of the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center staff, he was an attending physician on the Bone Marrow Transplant and Acute Leukemia services, and his laboratory research was funded by the American Cancer Society, the Leukemia Society of American and the National Cancer Institute.  In 1984, he was promoted to Associate Professor of Oncology and Medicine at Johns Hopkins.

The following year Dr. Stuart was named Professor of Medicine and founding Director of the Hematology/Oncology Division of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) where he established an accredited Hematology/Oncology fellowship training program in 1986.  He played a key role in the development of the Ernest F. Hollings Cancer Center, which he served as Associate Director for Clinical Trials.  He also established a cancer clinical trials program, and MUSC became an affiliate member of the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) associated with Wake Forest University.  In 1995, MUSC became a main member of the CALGB with Dr. Stuart as its Principal Investigator.

In 1997, Dr. Stuart was named Chairman of the Department of Oncology at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he directed over 70 physicians from 19 countries.  The Oncology Department, modeled after a North American Comprehensive Cancer Center, was composed of six Sections, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Adult Hematology/Bone Marrow Transplantation, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Palliative Care Medicine, and the Oncology Data Unit.  During his tenure, the Department increased its inpatient discharges by 21% and its outpatient utilization by 41%, and all fellowship training programs were brought up to American Board standards.  In 2001, Dr. Stuart returned to MUSC as Professor of Medicine in the Hematology/Oncology Division.

Dr. Stuart is certified by the American Board of Medicine in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, and Hematology.  He has authored or co-authored over 100 articles, abstracts, and book chapters in various areas of hematology and oncology.  He is a founding director of the Aplastic Anemia & Myelodysplastic Syndrome Foundation and is a member of numerous medical and scientific societies.  His current interests are hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, teaching, and clinical hematology and oncology.

Dr. Stuart was selected as a recipient for the 2012 MUSC Foundation Distinguished Faculty Service Award. This award was enacted by MUSC's Board of Trustees to recognize and honor faculty members who, over a substantial portion of their careers, have provided exceptional and sustained service and contributions in teaching, research, health care, and/or public service to the University and the citizens of South Carolina.

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Dr. Stuart's Clinical Interests

Bone marrow transplantation
Hematological malignancies
General oncology

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Stuart's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.
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