Dr. Newton serves as the Vice Dean & Director of NC Area Health Education Center, and is a distinguished professor at UNC Family Medicine, where he previously served as the William B. Aycock Chair of the department. Dr. Newton’s major interest is the organization and effectiveness of healthcare. He has over 140 articles and book chapters, and has obtained over $40,000,000 of external grants. Dr. Newton is a founder of the I3 Collaborative, with 10 years of care transformation experience in Family Medicine, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine residencies, and NC IPIP/REC, with engagement of over 1100 practices. Past Chair of the American Board of Family Medicine, he chairs the ABMS Committee on Continuing Certification. He is a member of the IOM Global Forum in Innovations in Health Professional Education, and has been appointed to the Liaison Committee of Medical Education.
Faculty Development is a passion for Dr. Newton. A graduate of Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, he has taught in UNC Faculty Development program for over 25 years, and has led the development of a faculty appointment and promotion system for Family Medicine and for the School of Medicine which honors teaching and includes a variety of different professionals. He helped to found and develop the UNC Academy of Educators, and currently runs the UNC Family Medicine Wildacres Leadership Institute. He is regularly invited as a visiting professor to Departments and Residencies all over the country.
He is married to Anna Kucharska-Newton and they have two children.
Areas of Interests:
Scope of practice, evidence based medicine, practice transformation, education, and social accountability.