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Elliot Newman, MD, appointed chief of surgical oncology at Lenox Hill Hospital

Dr. Newman to oversee range of oncology services


Elliot Newman, MD, has been named chief of surgical oncology, pancreas and hepatobiliary surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, as well as professor of surgery at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, effective August 2019. As a member of the Northwell Health Cancer Institute, Dr. Newman will oversee the full range of services for Lenox Hill’s oncology programs, providing leadership, strategy and oversight of clinical research. He will expand and integrate the hospital’s multidisciplinary cancer programs. He has expertise in all gastrointestinal cancers, with particular focus in gastric, pancreatic and hepatobiliary cancers.

A prominent surgical oncologist, Dr. Newman comes to Lenox Hill after more than 23 years at NYU Langone Health, where he most recently served as professor of surgery at the NYU School of Medicine and co-director of the GI cancer disease management group at the Perlmutter Cancer Center. While at NYU, Dr. Newman had led and participated in clinical trials on therapies in pancreatic, gastric, colon and rectal cancers. He was awarded more than $1.3 million in grants for his research over the years.

About Dr. Newman

Throughout his career, Dr. Newman authored and co-authored more than 100 clinical papers, abstracts and book chapters, presented research at numerous scientific meetings and had been invited to teach and lecture both in the U.S. and abroad. He was named attending of the year within the department of surgery three times and has also earned the dean’s recognition citation for excellence in medical education. Dr. Newman is affiliated with numerous prestigious professional organizations, including the Society for Surgical Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Newman earned his undergraduate degree from Yeshiva University College with highest distinction and his medical degree from New York University, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his internship and residency in surgery at NYU Medical Center and did both research and clinical fellowships at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Upon completion of his fellowship, he joined the faculty at NYU Medical Center as an assistant professor of surgery and section chief of GI surgical oncology. He was promoted to associate professor of surgery in 2005 and to professor of surgery in 2013.

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