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Greg Stewart, MD - Tulane University. New Orleans, LA, US

Greg Stewart, MD Greg Stewart, MD

W. Kennon McWilliams Professor of Sports Medicine; Chief, Section of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery | Tulane University


Dr. Stewart specializes in non-operative sports medicine, physical medicine and rehab and age-related research of former NFL players.






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Dr. Gregory W. Stewart is a nationally recognized expert in the non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal disorders in adults. He also specializes in disability prevention, rehabilitative medicine, sports medicine, and has a particular interest in sports concussion. Dr. Stewart is the director of the Sports Concussion Management Program and team physician at Tulane University. He has served as team physician for professional, collegiate and high school teams for more than 30 years.

In addition to co-directing the Center for Sport, Dr. Stewart currently spends most of his time working with former professional athletes. As Medical Director of the Professional Athlete Care Team at Tulane University, he leads the NFL Benefits Neurological Care Program, NFL Player Care Foundation Healthy Body and Mind Screening Program, and the Trust (powered by the NFLPA) Brain and Body and Milestone Wellness Assessment programs.

Dr. Stewart is active in professional associations in sports medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation. He serves as Chairman of the Louisiana High School Athletics Association Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. He was a major contributor to the successful passage of the Louisiana Youth Concussion Act. Dr. Stewart has also received funding from the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research of the U.S. Department of Education to examine the effects of mild traumatic brain injury in high school football athletes.

Areas of Expertise (6)

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Orthopedic Surgery


Sports Medicine

Physical Medicine


Accomplishments (6)

Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame (professional)


Louisiana Athletic Trainers’ Association, Sports Medicine Person of the Year (professional)


Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association, Sports Medicine Person of the Year (professional)


Best Doctors in America List (professional)


Louisiana High School Athletic Associations Distinguished Service Award (professional)


Castle Connolly Top Doctors (professional)


Education (3)

University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine: MD

Louisiana State University/Charity Hospital: Internship/Residency

Houston Baptist University: B.S.

Affiliations (5)

  • Director of Education for the Louisiana Sports Medicine Society
  • Sports Medicine Committee of the Louisiana State Medical Society
  • Team Physician for the Tulane Department of Athletics
  • Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine
  • Advisory Member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association and the Louisiana Athletic Trainer's Association

Media Appearances (12)

Hefty preparations needed to play football this fall

WWL-Radio  online


If football is deemed viable in the fall, both at the college and pro level, there's going to be a lot of behind-the-scenes work that makes it possible to play amid an ongoing pandemic.

As far as college is concerned, the American Athletic Conference has tabbed Dr. Greg Stewart of Tulane to chair its medical advisory group.

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What's the new normal for college sports as they return from hiatus?

WWL-Radio  online


Bobby & Kristian talk with Tulane's Dr. Greg Stewart about what college sports programs will face as their new normal amid an ongoing pandemic.

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Tulane’s Dr. Greg Stewart to Chair AAC’s COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group

WGNO-TV (ABC) New Orleans  online


Tulane Athletics Team Physician Dr. Greg Stewart will serve as the chairman for the American Athletic Conference’s newly formed COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group, which comprises medical professionals from each of the league’s members institutions.

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Was it the right move to pull Zion? Doctors say yes

WWL-TV (CBS) New Orleans  online


No question, Zion Williamson is the most popular sports figure in New Orleans -- not named Drew Brees.

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AHA News: NFL Coaches' Drive for Success Can Be Hard on Their Hearts

U.S. News & World Report  online


You're not likely to find any studies linking heart disease and NFL coaches – just a long list of familiar names.

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Famous athletes seek this Tulane clinic after their careers and want to know: 'What is the cost?'

Nola.com | The New Orleans Advocate  online


Build a career on violence.

Then train your brain to believe the pain that comes with it is secondary to the mission.

The rigid structure around you, the only framework you’ve known since you started college, validates that belief. But the longer you last in this savage-yet-lucrative profession, the louder that voice in your head demands to know: What is the cost?

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Professional Athlete Care Team facts: How is it funded? What are the programs? Why does it matter?

Nola.com | The New Orleans Advocate  online


Since it first started operating out of the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine in 2013, the Tulane Professional Athlete Care Team (PACT) has been discreetly bringing former NFL players in from around the country and providing medical screenings.

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As severe heat strikes Louisiana again, experts sweat dangers: 'It's a public health emergency'

Nola.com | The New Orleans Advocate  online


New Orleans and most of Louisiana sweated through another day of oppressive heat Tuesday, with the city continuing to deal with excessively high temperatures that kept residents indoors and health care workers on alert.

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Cryotherapy is for more than just NFL athletes, but does it work?

WWL-TV (CBS) New Orleans  online


The Saints and other NFL players do it. A professional wrestler does it. A body builder does it, and so do elite U.S. Army Rangers. And now so, can everyday people.

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Study Fuels Controversy Over Football Concussions in Teens



The finding contradicts earlier reports of brain damage in football players at all levels of the sport. "The concussive forces may not be quite as bad as we think," said Gregory W. Stewart, chief of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Tulane University School of Medicine...

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Ex-LSU gymnast Ashleigh Clare-Kearney tells of her struggle with weight



"This is a medical issue," Tulane team physician Dr. Gregory W. Stewart said...

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College Seasons Begin and Swine Flu Threat Enters Locker Room

New York Times  online


One by one, Tulane’s football players returned from a morning practice last week complaining of similar symptoms: sore throat, fever, fatigue. By the end of the day, Dr. Greg Stewart, a director of Tulane’s sports medicine program, said 18 players had contracted the flu. And it would only get worse.

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Articles (3)

A Novel Non-operative Protocol for the Acute Management of In-season Acromioclavicular Separations Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine

Heard, Wendell MR, et al.


Traditional treatment of acromioclavicular (AC) sprains has been a sling with rest and rehabilitation. We have developed a protocol that uses a static scapular retraction brace (Figure 1) to reduce the displaced upper extremity back to the clavicle. We hypothesized that the brace in combination with oral and injected steroid and a rehabilitation protocol that emphasizes postural restoration, facilitates a more anatomic reduction of the AC joint that quickly eliminates discomfort, allows for more anatomic healing and a rapid return to normal activities in type 1, 2, and 3 AC separations.

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Comprehensive Assessment and Management of Athletes with Sport Concussion International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy

McQueen-Borden E, Bell RA, Barr T, Juengling J


Currently, the popular approach to post-concussion management of the athlete relies upon the use of a multidisciplinary team of healthcare providers, all typically coordinated by a physician.

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Throwing Arm Dominance in Collegiate Baseball Pitching The American Journal of Sports Medicine

Werner, Sherry L., et al.


Left-handed individuals make up about 10% of the general population, yet left-handers comprise approximately 30% of the pitching staffs in Major League and Division I college baseball. Despite speculation regarding differences between right- and left-handed pitchers, distinction between right- and left-handed pitching mechanics has not been documented in the literature at any level of play.

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