A Portable Mentor for Organizational Leaders

Kendall Stewart, MD

Dr. Stewart is the Vice President for Medical Affairs and the Chief Medical Officer of Southern Ohio Medical Center, and the Chairman and CEO of the SOMC Medical Care Foundation, Inc., a multi-specialty physician practice group, in Portsmouth, Ohio. Dr. Stewart is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and he also still practices adult psychiatry part-time.

Dr. Stewart was born and raised in Rome, Georgia.  He graduated from Berry College in Mount Berry, Georgia and received his MD from the Medical College of Georgia.  He completed his psychiatric residency at the Medical College of Georgia and then served as Chief of the Mental Health Clinic at the US Air Force Hospital near Rapid City, South Dakota. He opened his private practice in Portsmouth in 1981. He returned to graduate school and earned an MBA from Ohio University in 1999.

Dr. Stewart is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a Distinguished Lifetime Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.  He is a past president of the Ohio Psychiatric Association. 

Dr. Stewart is a former Chairman of The Ohio Partnership for Excellence. He also served as a member of the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.  Dr. Stewart is the senior author of, “A Portable Mentor for Organizational Leaders,” a book published by SOMCPress in 2003. He and his wife, Fay, have two grown sons.


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