Air Force Col Thomas Newton, M.D.
Air Force Colonel (Dr.) Thomas C. Newton is the Chair of the Complex Pediatric Clinical Community at the Defense Health Agency. He is currently serving as the Chief, Department of Pediatrics at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland as well as a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
Col Newton received his Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of New Hampshire and his Medical Degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He went on to complete his residency in pediatrics at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center and his fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at the National Capital Consortium at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He is board certified in both general pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology.
Col Newton has been an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics holding several national positions including Chairing the National Nominating Committee. Col Newton serves as a Programmatic Reviewer for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program’s Peer Review Cancer Research Program and currently serves as the Medical Director for the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program for the Murtha Cancer Center at Walter Reed.
For his dedication to improving the quality of pediatric healthcare for patients and to the practice of pediatrics Col Newton has been recognized by several awards including the Hope Award from the Ulman Cancer Fund, the Relentless for the Cure Award from the Leukemia Lymphoma Society of America, and the Outstanding Service Award from the Section on Uniformed Services of the American Academy of Pediatrics.