Kurt Newman, M.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Children’s National Health System

Kurt Newman, M.D.
Kurt Newman, M.D.

Kurt Newman, MD, is President and CEO of Children’s National in Washington, DC, which is widely recognized as one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals. Dr. Newman has been a surgeon at Children’s National for over 30 years and is also professor of surgery and pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine. He guided the creation of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, with the goal of making children’s surgery less invasive and pain free. He is a strong advocate for the expansion of mental health access for kids and has led two national forums on this issue. He also plays a critical role in improving pediatric health and well-being nationally through his work on the boards of the Children’s Hospital Association and Safe Kids Worldwide and as the author of numerous scientific publications and books.

Dr. Newman is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and of Duke Medical School. He completed his surgical residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School and a fellowship in pediatric surgery at Children’s National.