Mr Jonathan Stewart qualified from Leeds Medical School in 1978.Â He trained mainly in the Yorkshire University Teaching Hospitals (Leeds General Infirmary and St Jamesâ€™).Â In 1984 he was awarded a Cancer Research Campaign fellowship. He worked at the MRC and Ludwig Institutes in Cambridge and produced his MD thesis on the Detection of the c-myc oncogene in Human Cancer in 1986. He was awarded the Moynihan Fellowship by the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland in 1989.Â During his Fellowship he worked at the University Department of Colorectal Surgery at Minnesota, the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Washington and in the MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, Texas.Â He developed expertise in the management of gastro-intestinal diseases including colorectal cancer and other gastro-intestinal cancers. He was involved in the surgical treatment and molecular biological research into a variety of human cancers. He was awarded a further prestigious Scholarship by the Yorkshire Regional Health Authority and worked for a year in Liege, Paris, Lyon and Nice developing techniques for Laparoscopic Surgical procedures (keyhole surgery).Â As a result of this scholarship he chaired the International Congress in Laparoscopic surgery in Liege on two occasions.Â
He was involved in the Development of the Minimal Invasive Therapy Unit at the Royal College of Surgeons in the 1990â€™s and helped develop a variety of training programmes.Â He is an examiner and quality assessor for the Royal College of Surgeons and acts as an external examiner and assessor to Cardiff and Swansea Universities.Â He has extensive experience in the management of colorectal and gastro-intestinal diseases including surgical treatments.Â
He commenced his Consultant Surgical post in October 1993 and since then has worked as a Consultant General Surgeon with an interest in gastro-intestinal, colorectal, general and laparoscopic surgery.Â He has a sub interest in education and training doctors and nurses and has held posts such as Clinical Sub-Dean, Surgical Tutor and is currently the Director of the Hollier Medical Simulation Centre at Good Hope Hospital, NHS Trust. The centre is a unique partnership between the Heart of England Foundation Trust, University of Birmingham, University Hospital Birmingham and the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine. The Hollier centre at present trains 1400 Foundation year 1 and 2 doctors and 400 5th year medical students. It is in the process of developing a range of simulation based training programmes utilising a multi modal approach including manikins, part task trainers, virtual reality, serious games and standardised patients. The centre is collaborating with the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine in a variety of areas utilising simulation based training.