Edward A. Stewart

Medical School

Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Des Moines, Iowa 2004

Internship & Residency

Internal Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina 2007

Fellowship

Cardiology
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina 2010

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine 2007
  • Cardiovascular Disease 2010

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow - American College of Cardiology

What is a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)?

When one decides to become a doctor, there are actually two ways to achieve the title of doctor and practice medicine. One can become a medical doctor (MD) or a doctor of osteopathy (DO). Both licenses allow one to practice medicine and require equally rigorous testing. The difference between a MD and a DO lies primarily in philosophy on how to practice medicine. Like all excellent physicians, DOs focus on treating the whole person and not just an individual disease state. In osteopathic medical training there is an emphasis on the musculoskeletal system.

Both MDs and DOs tend to begin training by getting a four-year undergraduate degree. Each type of doctor will then complete four years of medical school before taking examinations that will result in licensure. After Dr. Stewart completed his medical degree from the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine he completed an internal medicine residency and a cardiology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. In residency and fellowship, he successfully completed the same rigorous training as the other Upstate Cardiology physicians.