C. Todd Stewart, MD
C. Todd Stewart, MD, Vice President of Marshfield Clinic and a pediatric intensive care physician, died Monday in Chicago. He was 48.
Dr. Stewart joined the Clinic's Department of Pediatrics in 2003 and served on the Board of Directors since 2008. Previously, he chaired the Clinic's Department of Pediatrics and was medical director at Ministry Saint Joseph's Children's Hospital in Marshfield. He was a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
Before joining Marshfield Clinic, he completed a fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Northwestern University. He also completed a dual residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, after receiving his medical degree from Rush Medical College.
His molecular biology research at Harvard University explored the genetic basis of cytoskeletal proteins and their role in cell structure. He earned a bachelor's degree in neurobiology and physiology from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.
He met his wife, Janet, during his freshman year at Northwestern and they were married in 1988. At Northwestern, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and was later elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
The lights of his life were his daughter, Devon, 17, and his son, Nick, 14.
He loved afternoons spent at Wrigley Field, tailgates at Northwestern's Ryan Field and hanging out at the lake with dear family friends.
In addition to his immediate family, survivors include his father, Charles J. Stewart; brotherJ. Steven (Kelley)Stewart;brother-in-law John (Jackie) Kidd and seven nieces and nephews: Ryan, Collin and Caroline Stewart; and Carolyn, Dillon, Garrett and Max Kidd.
He was born in Wurzburg, Germany but grew up mostly in Kentwood, Michigan. He was a 1983 graduate of East Kentwood High School.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Emily.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Pediatric Needs Fund at Marshfield Clinic (www.marshfieldclinic.org/giving), the Marshfield Area YMCA or the Wildcat Fund at Northwestern University, 1501 Central St., Evanston, Ill. 60208. (847)491-3694.
A visitation service will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, July 8 at Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home, 1010 E. Veterans Parkway, Marshfield, Wis. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 9 at First Presbyterian Church. A visitation at the church will begin at 10 a.m.
Published in the Marshfield News Herald on July 3, 2013