Dr. Barney Newman is the Medical Director for WESTMED Medical Group, a multi-specialty group practice with 250 physicians. He has 28 years of progressive medical management experience including 12 years as Medical Director for Kaiser Permanente in the Northeast. While with Kaiser, Dr. Newman had regional responsibilities for clinical information systems and pharmacy and served on Kaiser’s National Clinical Information Systems Advisory and Interregional Transplant Committees. Dr. Newman has focused his career on organizing physicians in comprehensive delivery systems that are clinically integrated and that deliver high quality care. In 1999, he became the medical director for WESTMED Medical Group and has played a critical role in the practice’s growth and success.
For 30 years, Dr. Newman was an internist in White Plains, NY. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from Milton S. Hershey Medical Center School of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University. He completed an internal medicine internship and residency at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, Bronx, NY. Dr. Newman is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is affiliated with White Plains Hospital. In his years on staff at White Plains Hospital, Dr. Newman has served on the Medical Staff Credentials Committee and has been a member of the Hospital Board’s Quality Assurance and Strategic Planning Committees.
Dr. Newman previously had academic appointments at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and New York Medical College and now has an academic appointment as clinical assistant professor of medicine at Cornell Medical College. He has served on the editorial advisory board for the Permanente Journal and as the managed care editor for Medscape. Dr. Newman was a founding board member of the Lord’s Pantry and now serves on the board for The Westchester Public Private Partnership for the Aging and the Westchester Collaborative for Palliative Care.
He is a member of the American College of Physicians and an emeritus member of the American College of Physician Executives.
Dr. Newman is a winner in the Medical Director category for the 2011 National Dorland Health People Awards. Dorland Health is a leading media publisher in the healthcare business information industry.