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Edward J Newton

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Edward J Newton

Chairman
Department of Emergency Medicine at the Los Angeles County - University of Southern California Medical Center
Expertise: 
resuscitation, toxicology and trauma, emergency room overcrowding, disparities, uninsured

Biography

Edward J. Newton, M.D. is chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Los Angeles County - University of Southern California Medical Center, where he manages what is often cited as the nation's busiest emergency room and among those with the highest number of uninsured patients. LAC-USC is the largest single provider of health care in Los Angeles County, and provides more than 28 percent of the county's trauma care. Dr. Newton also serves as a professor of emergency medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. He has published numerous papers on his research interests, which include resuscitation, toxicology and trauma. He received his medical degree in 1981 from McGill University, and served his emergency medicine residency at LACUSC Medical Center. He is board-certified by both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada and the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

2501 Marengo Street
Los Angeles  California  90033
United States
Office Phone: 
(323) 226-6667

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