Dr. Stewart has been a Professor in the Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology at PCOM since 1994. From 1991 to 1994, Dr. Stewart was a research associate for the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care of the University of Chicago. She completed her doctoral study in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Illinois in Chicago in 1990. She then was a research fellow in the Department of Neurology of the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St. Thomas's Hospital in London, England from 1990 to 1991. She currently teaches in medical and biomedical science courses including gynecology, rheumatology, neuroscience, endocrinology and pharmacology.
Dr. Stewart is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, American Occupational Therapy Association and Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society. She received the Excalibur Award from the Student Council of the College of Associated Health Professions and the Silver Circle Award (AMOCO Foundation Outstanding Teacher Award) during her tenure as an Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Illinois in Chicago.
As the Assistant Director of the Human Performance and Biomechanics Laboratory, Dr. Stewart collaborates with Dr. Michael L. Kuchera. The focus of the studies in the laboratory is on the role and mechanism of osteopathic manipulative treatment and non-conventional therapies in improving function. The diagnostic conditions of the various studies includes: multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, and post-traumatic headache.
Judge S, Smith P, Stewart P, Bever CJ. Potassium channel blockers and openers as CNS neurologic therapeutic agents. Recent Patents on CNS Drug Discovery. 2:200-28, 2007.
Cohen, V.A., Kuchera, M.L., Stewart, P.E. Influence of Customized Proprioceptive Foot Orthotics in Posture, Balance and Pain. J Am Osteopath Assoc 107: 336, 2007.
Drames, T.R., Kuchera, M.L., M. Tratenberg, M. L. Yoo, L., Stewart, P.E., Vardy, T.C., Dombroski, R.T. Development of an Objective Instrument and Protocol to Document Two- and One-leg Balance with and without Visual Input. J Am Osteopath Assoc 107: 342, 2007.
Foley, W.M., Kuchera, M.L., Lyons, J.B., Panzone, J., Yahnert, J., Stewart, P.E., Effect of OMT on myofascial somatic dysfunction and objective parameters of severity in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. Am Osteopath Assoc 106: 77, 2006.
Feathers, T.A., Foley, W.M., Panzone, J.B., Lyons, J.B., Stewart, P.E., Kuchera, M.L., The use of musculoskeletal ultrasound in carpal tunnel syndrome to detect response to conservative treatment. J Am Osteopath Assoc 106: 492, 2006.
Lyons, J.B., Foley, W.M., Panzone, J.B., Stewart, P.E., Kuchera, M.L., The use of diagnostic ultrasound for diagnosis of carpal tunnel as compared to nerve conduction studies. J Am Osteopath Assoc 106: 491, 2006.
Feathers, T.A., Foley, W.M., Panzone, J.B., Lyons, J.B., Stewart, P.E., Kuchera, M.L., The effects of OMT on median nerve size and function in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. J Am Osteopath Assoc 106: 477, 2006.
Yanert, J.L., Hartman, R.J., Stewart, P.E., Kuchera, M.L., The role of osteopathic manipulative treatment in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome. J Am Osteopath Assoc 106: 472, 2006.
Cohen, A.M., Mertz, J., Stewart, P., Warner, M.J. and Kuchera, M.L., Hysteresis as a measure of ankle dysfunction. J Am Osteopath Assoc 105: 22, 2005.