Kurt Newman, MD, has been an integral part of the Children’s National family for more than 30 years as a surgeon and administrator. In his role as president and CEO, Dr. Newman is focused on applying innovation in all aspects of care and research, forming creative connections, and always doing the right thing for children and families.

Dr. Newman began as a surgeon at Children’s National in 1984, and became the surgeon-in-chief and senior vice president for the Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Center for Surgical Care in 2003.

He was instrumental in creating the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation and served as its acting vice president when it was founded in 2009. 

He is an expert in clinical resource management and has served as a consultant to several children’s hospitals in conjunction with the Child Health Corporation of America. 

Dr. Newman is the author or co-author of more than 70 publications. He is a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Joint Commission and the Board of Governors of the American Pediatric Surgery Association. He also is chairman of the Surgery Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics.