Guest: Dr. Kurt Newman
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest Bio: Kurt Newman, MD, is president and CEO of Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C. A native of North Carolina and graduate of Duke medical school, Dr. Newman has been a practicing surgeon and chief of surgery at Children’s National for over thirty years and is a professor of surgery and pediatrics at George Washington University Medical School. He helped create the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, dedicated to making children’s surgery less invasive and pain free, and is a strong advocate for the expansion of mental health treatment for kids. He and his wife Alison (a neonatal nurse practitioner) are the parents of two sons and live in Bethesda, Maryland.
Segment Overview: In this segment, Dr. Kurt Newman discusses how a pediatrician’s knowledge of the strategies and personnel of a hospital can be fundamental, even life saving.