Miriam Stewart, MD

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Miriam Stewart, MD, is the Director of Physician Well-being and an attending physician with the Justin Michael Ingerman Center for Palliative Care at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD


Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Hospice and Palliative Medicine – The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Hospice and Palliative Medicine – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Director of Physician Well-being

Attending Physician

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Physician well-being
Pediatric palliative care
Care of medically complex children
Integrative health
Narrative medicine




Trockel MT, Menon NK, Rowe SG, Stewart MT, Smith R, Lu M, Kim PK, Quinn MA, Lawrence E, Marchalik D, Farley H, Normand P, Felder M, Dudley JC, Shanafelt TD.: Assessment of physician sleep and wellness, burnout, and clinically significant medical errors. JAMA Netw Open 3(12): e2028111, December 2020.


Olson K, Marchalik D, Farley H, Dean SM, Lawrence EC, Hamidi MS, Rowe S, McCool JM, O'Donovan CA, Micek MA, Stewart MT: Organizational Strategies to reduce physician burnout and improve professional fulfillment. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care 49(12): 100664, December 2019

Stewart MT, Reed S, Reese J, Galligan MM, Mahan JD: Conceptual models for understanding physician burnout, professional fulfillment, and well-being. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care 49(11): 100658, November 2019.

Stewart MT and Serwint JR: Burning without burning out: A call to protect the calling of medicine. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care 49(11): 100655, November 2019.

Trockel MT, Hamidi MS, Menon NK, Rowe SG, Dudley JC, Stewart MT, Geisler CG, Bohman BD, Shanafelt TD: Self-valuation: Attending to the most important instrument in the practice of medicine. Mayo Clin Proc 94(10): 2022-2031, Oct 2019.

Rowe S, Stewart MT, Farley H, Marchalik D: Defending the Term “Burnout”: A Useful Tool in the Quest to Ease Clinician Suffering. NEJM Catalyst August 2019 Notes: https://catalyst.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/CAT.19.0631.


McKenzie R, Stewart MT, Bellantoni MF, Finucane TE. Bacteriuria in individuals who become delirious. Am J Med. 2014 Apr;127(4):255-7.



Stewart M and Sibinga EM. Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pediatric Primary Care. In: Berkowitz C, editor, Berkowitz’s Pediatrics: A Primary Care Approach, 4th ed. American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011.

Awards and Honors

2012, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Induction, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
2012, Harrison Pediatrics Award, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
2008-2009, The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship for Community Service
2008, William Walker Research Award, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and Institutional Committees

2013–present, Residency Program Action Committee
2012–present, Graduate Education Committee