Commander Stuart earned his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology at Georgia Tech, where he commissioned through the Navy ROTC program. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009. After graduation, he reported to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA as a transitional intern, completing the program in 2010.
CDR Stuart reported to 3rd Battalion, 3d Marines serving as a Battalion and later Deputy Regimental Surgeon. During this time, he deployed twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and coordinated medical support for the development of Marine Rotational Force – Darwin.
In 2014, CDR Stuart returned to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth to begin his emergency medicine residency training. His involvement in combat trauma research resulted in 18 presentations and publications, numerous awards and was recognized for creating the largest scholarly output in the program’s history. In addition, he also oversaw the expansion of the Simulation, Vivarium and Biotechnical Skills programs.
After graduating, CDR Stuart assumed the role of MEU Surgeon for the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit deploying in support of WESTPAC 18.2 and Operation Inherent Resolve.
In 2019, CDR Stuart returned to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth as academic faculty. He served as the Senior Medical Officer for the Emergency Department where, in addition to serving as the medical director, he is responsible for their COVID-19 responses, and the Director of the Combat Trauma Research Group, which was awarded the Military Health System’s Team Award in 2020.
CDR Stuart is board-certified in Emergency Medicine and an Assistant Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. His military decorations include two Meritorious Service Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps, and an Army Achievement Medal.
CDR Stuart is married to Lisa Stuart and has a daughter, Lily and son, Benjamin.