Elizabeth A. Stewart, MD
Elizabeth A. Stewart, MD, professor of Obstetrics-Gynecology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, studies uterine fibroids, also called uterine leiomyomas or myomas. She is also interested in abdominal and hysteroscopic myomectomy, MRI-guided focused ultrasound surgery and assisted reproductive technology.
Dr. Stewart's team does a variety of clinical and translational research, including studying the epidemiology of fibroids, the economics of fibroids and fibroid treatments, and the genetics of fibroids. She and her team also are developing new methods of fibroid diagnosis and treatment. Fibroids all have some common features with other diseases that affect women's health, including leiomyoma variants, adenomyosis, endometriosis and endometrial polyps. Therefore, studies of these diseases are also included in her work.
Dr. Stewart's research is funded by major grants from the National Institutes of Health; foundations, including the Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation; and industry sources.