Dr. Hewett is a native of Shallotte, North Carolina. He received his B.S. degree from North Carolina State University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He earned his M.D. from East Carolina State University School of Medicine where he was awarded a Brody Fellowship and membership in Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Hewett completed his pediatric residency at the University of Virginia. He and his wife, Cathryn, also a NCSU graduate, have two children, Sydney, born March 1999, and Preston, born September 2001. He enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, Civil War history, and supporting the Wolfpack.