Dr. Newman was born in Jamaica and moved with his family to the US just before starting kindergarten.
He graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Biochemistry. While at Harvard, he pursued opportunities in mentoring and community programs for disadvantaged school children in Boston.
After college, he went on to complete his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition to medical training, he served as an academic tutor for area high school students and also in mentoring programs for grade school children.
After completing his pediatrics training at Harvard’s Boston Children’s Hospital, he was drawn back to the West Coast to begin his medical career. In California, he worked as a pediatric hospital physician as well as being a member of a pediatric critical care emergency response team serving Northern California. He eventually entered private practice before moving to Oregon just before the birth of his first child.
He is is currently a practicing pediatrician and partner at Southern Oregon Pediatrics. For the past five years, he has served as a member of the Board of Directors for Primecare, an organization which performs professional credentialing and negotiates contracts for insurance reimbursements for 500 physicians and medical providers in Southern Oregon.
After observing the maturity, confidence and mindful presence of graduates of the Siskyou school, he was immediately curious and impressed. He has two wonderful girls who are students at the Siskyou School. He believes that care and attention taken to developing the entire child is essential in helping any child be successful in school and beyond, which is one of the reasons that a Waldorf education is so effective and unique.