Ada D. Stewart, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Columbia, South Carolina, assumes the role of president of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 136,700 physicians and medical students nationwide. As AAFP president, Stewart advocates on behalf of family physicians and patients nationwide to inspire positive change in the US health care system.
Stewart has been a practicing family physician with Cooperative Health, formerly Eau Claire Cooperative Health Centers, since 2012 and currently serves as lead provider and HIV specialist.
A member of the AAFP since 1995, Stewart has served in several leadership positions at the state and national level. She has served on numerous commissions and committees, including as a member of the AAFP Commission on Health of the Public and Science, and past chair of the commission’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Advisory Committee. Previously active in the American Medical Association, Dr. Stewart served as AAFP resident delegate to the AMA Resident and Fellow Section and was chair of the AMA Minority Affairs Consortium Governing Council.