Dr. Wendy StewartMD, PhD, FRCPC

Associate Professor | Director, Medical Humanities (DMNB)

Wendy Stewart

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Medical Humanities

Email: wastewar@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-1533 (NOT her clinic number)
CLINIC Number: 1-506-848-4622
DMNB: 1-506-636-6000
Fax: 902-494-1479
Mailing Address: 
Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick
100 Tucker Park Road
PO Box 5050, Saint John NB E2L4L5
Research Topics:
  • Curriculum
  • Humanities in medical education
  • Undergraduate medical education
  • Hidden curriculum
  • Professional identity
  • Professionalism


  • MD (University of Calgary)
  • PhD (University of British Columbia)
  • Board Certifications:
    • Pediatrics (RCPSC)
    • Neurology (RCPSC)
    • Electroencephalography (Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology)

Brief bio

Dr. Wendy Stewart is a pediatric neurologist caring for children throughout New Brunswick. She initiated the Humanities Program in New Brunswick, and is very involved in the undergraduate medical program at DMNB. Music is her passion outside medicine and she is a member of a number of diverse musical groups.

Research interests

Dr Stewart is interested in how music and the arts impact the brain and specifically how they influence the developing medical professional. She has a number of projects in process that combine the humanities with medical education, and will develop and evaluate a longitudinal integrated humanities curriculum.

Selected publications

  • Stewart WA, Gordon KG, Camfield PR, Wood EP, Dooley JM. Irritability in Krabbe Disease: Dramatic Response to Low Dose Morphine. Pediatr Neurol  2001; 25: 344-345
  • Stewart WA, Wood EP, Gordon KE, Camfield PR. Successful Treatment of Severe Infantile Hyperekplexia with Low Dose Clobazam: A Report of Two Cases. J  Child Neurol 2002; 17(2): 154-156
  • Stewart WA, Harrison R, Dooley JM. Respiratory Depression in the Acute Management of Seizures. Arch Dis Child  2002; 87(3): 225-226
  • Stewart WA, Salisbury S, Acott P, Lang B. Bone Mineral Density in Juvenile Dermatomyositis: Assessment using Dual X-ray Absorptiometry. Arthritis Rheum 2003; 48(8): 2294-2298
  • Dooley JM, Stewart WA, Hayden JD, Therrian A. Brainstem Calcification in Mobius Syndrome. Pediatr Neurol  2004; 30(1): 39-41

Selected awards and honours

  • CAME Certificate of Merit (2014)
  • Archibald Gold Headed Cane for the Humanities (2012)
  • D.A. Gillis Board Fellowship, IWK Health Centre (1999-2002)


  • Association for Medical Education in Europe
  • Canadian Association for Medical Education
  • Society for Arts in Healthcare
  • Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists
  • Canadian Society of Child Neurologists


  • Director, Medical Humanities-HEALS Program (2014-present)
  • Paediatric Neurologist,  Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, NB (2006-present)
  • Paediatric Neurologist with Neurology Associates of Eastern Maine (2003-2006)

Service & activity

  • Musician volunteer for Shannex, Quispamsis, NB. (2014)
  • Member of the band The Cool Chicks and the Ugly Doclings. Fundraising concerts for various not for profit organizations in the greater Saint John Region and the Fundy Trail. (2009-present)
  • Music volunteer for Snows Nursing Home, Hampton, NB. (2008-present)
  • As a member of the AussieScots Duo, participation in fundraising concerts for Sophia Recovery Centre, refugees, medical mission to Peru, Parkinsons Disease and Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Team. Saint John, NB. (2006-present)


  • Case Based Learning Tutor for various units at different times at DMNB (2011-present):
    • Metabolism I
    • Metabolism II
    • Neuroscience Unit
    • Foundations I
    • Host Defence Unit
    • Paediatric Neurology Clinical Skills for Med II
    • Adult Neurology Clinical Skills for Med II
  • Teaching paediatric neurology to pediatric residents, clinical clerks, PGY1s in family medicine
  • Faculty Development
    • Case Based Tutor Training
    • Advanced Case Based Tutor Training
    • Paediatric Neurology Clinical Skills
    • Adult Neurology Clinical Skills