Bruce A. Stewart



Orthopaedic Surgery/Sports Medicine

Dr. Stewart is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, a specialty within orthopaedic surgery that treats injuries to bones, joints, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and muscles. He specializes in minimally invasive techniques and arthroscopy to treat complex injuries of the shoulderelbowknee, and ankle. Dr. Stewart’s extensive training and experience includes caring for athletes and treating common orthopaedic problems ranging from pediatric injuries to fractures and other injuries of the musculoskeletal system. This expertise, combined with his philosophy of personalized care, allows him to develop the most appropriate plan of treatment—either surgical or nonsurgical—based on the needs, goals and desires of each individual. His patients include little league, high school, collegiate and professional athletes, as well as nonathletes and weekend warriors—all receiving the same expert level of care.

During his fellowship at The Methodist Hospital and Baylor Clinic, Dr. Stewart trained with physicians whose advice and treatment was sought by athletes from across North America. He was an assistant physician for the Houston Astros Major League Baseball team, accompanying the team for spring training. Dr. Stewart also assisted with the Houston Texans NFL team, the Houston Dynamo Major League Soccer team, University of Houston athletic teams, and several Houston area high school football teams. He trained with team doctors for the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Fire, and Northwestern University athletic teams while in residency at the prestigious Northwestern University in Chicago.

Dr. Stewart’s personal involvement in numerous sports medicine activities includes coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, the NBA pre-draft camp and the Joffrey Ballet, as well as performing athletic physicals and football game physician coverage for Chicago Public Schools. A member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Dr. Stewart speaks both conversational and medical Spanish.

Dr. Stewart is certified to perform Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee surgery.

Since coming to Holland, Dr. Stewart has become heavily involved in treating athletes at Hope College, as well as at area high schools. He has developed a close working relationship with all of the area’s athletic trainers, which allows for coordinated care of the athletes he treats. You can frequently find Dr. Stewart on the sidelines of many area sporting events volunteering his time to help care for the athletes. Originally from Grand Rapids, Dr. Stewart’s studies have taken him all over the country. Dr. Stewart is happy to be living in and serving the West Michigan community.

Dr. Stewart is affiliated with both Holland Hospital (Holland, Michigan) and Corewell Health Zeeland Hospital (Zeeland, Michigan). He is currently accepting new patients.

Education, Certifications & Affiliations

Undergraduate Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1998, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Medical Education
  • Medical Doctorate, 2003, Georgetown University School of Medicine (Washington, D.C.)
  • General Surgery, 2004, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Chicago, Illinois)
Graduate School Education
  • Master of Business Administration, 2003, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business (Washington, D.C.)
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 2008, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Sports Medicine, 2009, The Methodist Hospital (Houston, Texas)
Board Certification
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2011
  • Michigan Medical Society
  • AANA – Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Michigan Orthopaedic Society
  • AAOS – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • AOSSM – American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Hospital Affiliations
  • Holland Hospital
  • Corewell Health Zeeland Hospital