Charles Stewart is a emergency physician and has written extensively on his 40+ year experiences "in the pit." An eclectic taste in reading and a passionate desire to put ink to paper have resulted in a wide variety of published articles, books, and computer programs. An engineering background led to an early interest in computers. Exposure in the military led to an interest in chemical warfare agents and blast effects.
A graduate of West Point in 1969, Dr. Stewart was a Lt. Colonel in the United States Army. He was the first cadet to be sent to Medical School by the United States Army. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine, has been a former oral examiner for ABEM, and has been an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester. He received a Masters degree in Disaster Medicine from the European Master of Disaster Medicine program. in 2005 He is a member of the American Medical Writer's Association. He was an emergency physician at the United States Air Force Academy hospital from 2005 to 2007
Dr. Stewart is a graduate of the Tulane University MPH program with a subspecialty in disaster management. He finished this course of study in December, 2011.
Dr. Stewart was promoted to Full Professor at the University of Oklahoma in 2010. Dr. Stewart is now an Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine and was the Director of the former Oklahoma Disaster Institute. He was the medical director for OKTF-1 Urban Search and Rescue and a member of OK-1 DMAT. He is a member of the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps.
Rope training with OKTF-1
The author ‘roping’ 8 stories
Enroute down the 8 stories, the author picked up a simulated victim from the 5th
floor and completed the rescue.
He is the author of over 150 articles and seven books, including Weapons of Mass Casualties and Environmental Emergencies 2nd Edition, both published by Jones and Bartlett in 2003, and Emergency Airway Management, published by Brady in 2002. Dr. Stewart was a medical advisory board member for the EMS association of Colorado for many years. Dr. Stewart is a member of the editorial advisory and/or reviewer for Military Medicine, Emergency Medicine Reports, The European Journal of Emergency Medicine, Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness (AMA) and for Emergency Medicine Practice. In December, 2011, he was appointed as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the European Journal of Emergency Medicine.
He has been writing and teaching about explosives and biological and chemical terrorism for over 25 years, since his experience as a medical officer with the NAIC/CAIC unit. (Nuclear Accident/Incident Control and Chemical Accident/Incident Control.) He is the author of the chapter on bioterrorism in Paul Maniscalco's Understanding Terrorism published by Brady, and of the chapters on field decontamination and chemical warfare agents in John Sullivan's Toxicology, published by Williams and Wilkins. He is also the author of Bioterrorism, published by American Health Consultants in 2000, and updated in 2001. He has given his lectures on terrorism and related topics to the United States Air Force Academy, the Coast Guard, the United States Navy, and the Department of Homeland Security.
Dr. Stewart was a visiting professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of the Urals in Sverdlovsk (Ekatrinburg), Russia (The site of the Sverdlovsk Anthrax release in 1979).
Dr. Stewart was the Director of Oklahoma Disaster Institute from 2009 to 2012. Budget constraints moved him to part-time and reassigned the assets of the Disaster Institute in 2012. During its existence, the Oklahoma Disaster Institute was responsible for training over 4000 Oklahomans about disaster medicine, giving 4 annual symposia on disaster planning and response, and establishing a FEMA higher-education listed medical student rotation in disaster medicine. Two of the symposia can be found on www.moljinar.com and the FEMA listing can be found here:
His hobbies include hiking, biking, metalworking, woodworking, amateur radio, and writing.
Dr. Stewart has been an amateur radio operator for over 30 years
(WB6MMY as a Novice, currently NØPRZ, an amateur Extra Class.)
He is a member of the Amateur Radio Relay League