Mark Newton, MD
Dr. Newton has been living and working in East Africa with his wife, Sue, and five children since 1997 primarily at Kijabe Hospital in Kenya. During this time in Africa he has focused on providing safe anesthesia capacity building through education for non-physicians (nurses) and medical doctors in Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia, and Ethiopia. These programs have been in partnerships with Ministries of Health and non-government education institutions where anesthesia capacity is low. As a Professor in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Dr. Newton has focused on the pediatric surgical patient in Africa while providing patient care and pediatric specific education globally. In addition, he has been involved in the development of the East Africa Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship with the University of Nairobi (Kenya) and international partners and the program has graduated 14 pediatric anesthesiologists who are working in multiple countries. He is an international leader in global anesthesia, active member in multiple international anesthesia organizations while managing global anesthesia research projects across many African countries. He spends ten weeks each year teaching pediatric anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (USA) and the rest of his time is in Africa.
No financial relationships have been disclosed.