In a time when diversity is being questioned and equal opportunities and affirmative action is being challenged, African American men are still managing to be an intricate component in the field of medicine. On any given day, Dr. Nakosi Stewart can be found in the operating rooms or the halls of Maimonides Medical Center caring for patients.
Founded in 1911, Maimonides is a well known elite Jewish hospital located on the westside of Brooklyn New York with a top 10 rating across the United States for clinical excellence.
Stewart started his residency at Maimonides in 2018 as preliminary surgical resident, a far cry from his humble Brooklyn beginnings at PS208 Elementary School.
Born in Kings County Brooklyn to Jamaican born parents, Stewart‘s father relocated the family to Florida in 1994. It has always been Stewarts heart’s desire to return to his Brooklyn roots. Now he has returned as Dr. Nakosi Stewart with a heart and the capacity to do vascular surgery.
One evening during Stewarts Freshmen year of college at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Stewart had a soul moment and came to the realization that he could be more effective in the field of medicine and that he wanted to be a surgeon.
Once Stewart makes up his mind he is full speed ahead. After his decision, to become a surgeon, he went on 6 medical missions in three different countries and witness some devastating situations. but was not deterred. Upon his return Stewart founded the student chapter of H.E.R.O which stands for Health Education Relief Organization at Florida State University and Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University. Stewart received his bachelors degree in Chemistry from FAMU, the top HBCU in the nation and continued to pursue his Masters in Bio Chemistry while working as a adjunct professor there.
When the doors of the medical schools did not open as he expected, again he was not deterred, but even more relentless in etching his space and place in the global medical world. Staying faithful, he was blessed with an opportunity in the Dominica, a small island nation north of Venezuela where he worked closely with doctors in the local hospitals while attending Ross University Medical. School.
As an Intensive care resident physician, Stewart has assisted in saving many lives and has a natural instinct for knowing what to do in the most trying situations. He has assisted with Cholecystectomy gallbladder removal, hernia repair, vascular bypasses and more. Tall dark handsome and strong, he not only brings diversity to the table but strength, love, skill and compassion. Stewart has vowed that he will change the world one patient and one surgery at a time.