KERRY-ANN STEWART MITCHELL, MD, PHD

Kerry-Ann Stewart Mitchell, M.D.

Integrated Resident

PGY-4

Hometown: Ocho Rios, Jamaica

College: Benedict College

Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine

Hobbies: Running, hiking, leisure reading, international travel 

E-mail: Kerry-Ann.Stewart@med.usc.edu

Biography:

Dr. Mitchell earned her Bachelor of Science from Benedict College and her medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. Prior to medical school, she obtained a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Utah, where she worked under the tutelage of Dr. H. Steve White to investigate the pathogenesis of epilepsy. During medical school, she became interested in international health and worked under the guidance of Drs. Sherry Wren and Adam Kushner to investigate the global burden of surgical disease. 

Dr. Mitchell is a resident member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Awards:

  • TravelingMedical Scholar Fellowship, Stanford University School of Medicine (2012)
  • American Medical Association Outstanding Scholar Award (2010)
  • American Epilepsy Society Pre-doctoral Fellowship (2008)
  • NIH/NINDS Curing Epilepsy Junior Investigator Award (2007)
  • Epilepsy Foundation of America Health Sciences Fellowship (2006)
  • Bob and Joyce Rice Fellowship for Epilepsy Research (2005-2006)
  • Suma Cum Laude, Benedict College (2004)
  • Board of Trustees Award, Benedict College (2000-2004)

Publications:

  1. Stewart K. Book Review - Invasion of the Body: Revolutions in Surgery. The Journal of Hand Surgery 2013; 38(5):1042–1043.
  2. Harris OA, Stewart K, Chung J, Gray M. A survey of the Polytrauma out-patient population: Technological capabilities and potential for Telerehabilitation. Cureus. 2013, 5(1): e85. 
  3. Stewart K, Groen RS, Farahzad MM, Kamara TB, Samai M, Cassidy LD, Kushner AL, Wren SM. Traumatic Injuries in Developing Countries: Report from a Nationwide Cross-Sectional Survey of Sierra Leone. JAMA Surgery 2013;148(5):463-9.
  4. Groen RS, Samai M, Stewart K, Cassidy L, Kamara TB, Yambasu SE, Kingham TP, Kushner AL. Uncovering the high prevalence of untreated surgical conditions: Results of a cross-sectional countrywide household survey of surgical need in Sierra Leone. Lancet. 2012, 380(9847): 1082-7
  5. Smeal RM, Stewart K, Iacob E, Fujinami RS, White HS, and Wilcox KS.The activity within the CA3 excitatory network during Theiler's virus encephalitis is distinct from that observed during chronic epilepsy. Journal of Neurovirology. 2012, 18(1): 30-44.
  6. Theofilas P, Brar S,  Stewart K, Shen H, Sandau U, Poulsen D, Boison D. Adenosine kinase as a target for therapeutic antisense strategies in epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2011; 52(3): 589–601
  7. Stewart K, Wilcox KS, Fujinami RS, White HS. Development of epilepsy following Theiler’s virus infection of C57BL/6 mice: A novel model of postinfection epilepsy. Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology. 2010; 69(12): 1210-1219. December 2010 Journal Cover Art. 
  8. Stewart K, Wilcox KS, Fujinami RS, White HS. Theiler’s virus infection chronically alters seizure susceptibility. Epilepsia. 2010; 51(8): 1418-28. Featured in Epilepsy Curr. 2011 May-Jun; 11(3): 94–95
  9. Boison D, Stewart K. Therapeutic epilepsy research: From pharmacological rationale to focal adenosine augmentation. Biochemical Pharmacology. 2009; 78(12):1428-37.
  10. Stewart K, Wilcox KS, Fujinami RS, White HS. A Novel Model Of Infection-Induced Epilepsy: Chronic Seizures And Neuronal Cell Loss In Theiler’s Virus Infected C57bl/6 Mice.  Epilepsia. 2008; 49(s7): 319-327. 
  11. Smeal R, Stewart K, Fujinami RS, White HS, Wilcox KS. A Novel Model Of Infection-Induced Epilepsy: Changes In Excitatory And Inhibitory Transmission In Ca3 Region Of Hippocampal Slices Prepared From Theiler’s Virus Infected C57bl/6 Mice. Epilepsia. 2008; 49(s7): 319-327.