Leah Stewart, JD
Associate Vice President for Legal Affairs
Leah Stewart is the inaugural Associate Vice President for Legal Affairs for Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to this, she practiced in several areas of healthcare and regulatory law, with an emphasis on managed care and government programs, at Beatty Bangle Strama P.C. and Vinson & Elkins LLP.
Before practicing law in Austin, she earned her B.S. in Genetics from Texas A&M University and a J.D. from The University of Virginia, where she served as an articles editor of the Virginia Law Review, and graduated Order of the Coif. Following law school, Leah clerked for The Honorable Emilio M. Garza on the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Since 2011, Leah has served as the Vice Chair of Educational Programs for AHLA’s Payers, Plans and Managed Care practice group, and she is a co-editor of the seventh edition of the AHLA Health Plans Contracting Handbook.
Leah is also a director for her neighborhood’s Limited District and enjoys the opportunities this role gives her to improve local park facilities in Austin, as well as the insight into the workings of a public entity.