Chair, Department of Anesthesiology
Merel H. Harmel Professor
Durham, NC 27710
General and cardiothoracic anesthesiology; perioperative neuroprotection, organ protection, and cognitive decline; perioperative clinical trials
Mark F. Newman, M.D. is the Merel H. Harmel Professor of Anesthesiology and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Duke University Medical Center. He also serves as the first medical director of Duke’s Global Perioperative Research Organization; director of the Perioperative Organ Protection Consortium; and a professor in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Newman is best known for his work in assessing cognitive dysfunction and quality of life following coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Appointed Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology in 1994, Dr. Newman has served since 1996 as a Senior Fellow at the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, where he has studied genetic predictors of short- and long-term cognitive dysfunction, myocardial infarction, and perioperative organ injury. He is also a member of Duke Clinical Research Institute’s Multicenter Outcomes Research faculty. Dr. Newman joined Duke as an assistant professor of Anesthesiology in 1992 and has trained and mentored more than 30 Duke cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellows. He has appeared on NBC Nightly News, North Carolina Now, and The Today Show, and has been invited to speak at more than 200 national and international meetings. In 2006 he was awarded the Bernard H. Eliasberg Medal for significant contributions in the field of anesthesiology, critical care, and pain management. Dr. Newman earned an M.D. at the University of Louisville School of Medicine before completing a fellowship in cardiac anesthesiology at Duke University Medical Center.
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.