Thomas Newman


Math nerd who loves teaching medicine

Dr. Thomas B. Newman is a pediatrician who cares for newborns.

Newman's research uses methods of epidemiology to study health problems in children, such as jaundice and infections in newborns, urinary tract infections and childhood lipid screening. He also teaches clinical research methods and is co-author of two textbooks, Designing Clinical Research and Evidence-Based Diagnosis.

Newman earned his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. At UCSF, he completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in clinical epidemiology, which included a master of public health degree, with a focus on epidemiology, at the University of California, Berkeley.

Newman is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Academic Pediatrics Association, Physicians for Human Rights, California Physicians Alliance, Physicians for a National Health Program, Evidence-Based Medicine Working Group, Society for Epidemiologic Research and Society for Medical Decision Making. He is passionate about environmental sustainability, and his work was recognized in 2011 when he received the first annual UCSF Faculty Sustainability Award.

  • Education

    UC San Diego School of Medicine, 1980

    UC Berkeley, MPH, Epidemiology, 1984

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Pediatrics, 1983

  • Fellowships

    UCSF and UC Berkeley, Clinical Epidemiology, 1985

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I try to take a holistic approach to medicine and life in general. In caring for newborns, I try to keep them with their parents as much as possible.

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