Dr. Stephen Todd Newman
Dr. Stephen Todd Newman was born and raised in Southern California. A graduate of St. Margaret’s Episcopal School in San Juan Capistrano and the University of Southern California, he moved east immediately after college to conduct and publish research at Harvard Medical School, in the laboratory of Dr. Gloria Lee at Harvard’s Center for Neurologic Disease. He then followed in his grandfather’s footsteps and attended the Boston University School of Medicine, where he discovered his passion for comprehensive patient care and extended his research by studying the effect of biphasic defibrillators on porcine (pig) physiology.
Dr. Newman returned to his roots in California and completed an internship in surgery and a residency in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at UCLA-Ronald Reagan Medical Center, consistently rated the #1 medical center in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. During residency he trained with Dr. Ron Busutil, a premier liver transplant surgeon, and the renowned anesthesiologist Dr. C. Phillip Larsen.
Following his training at UCLA, Dr. Newman served for a decade as an Anesthesiologist and Critical Care physician at Hoag Memorial Hospital, in Newport Beach. There he spent significant time in both inpatient and outpatient settings and cared for a significantly diverse patient population. It was here that Dr. Newman developed a special interest in a more targeted, customized approach to health and wellness. He designed and implemented a system-wide protocol for the pre- and intra-operative warming of surgical patients. Titled the “safe and warm” protocol, it reduces infection rates, lowers blood loss, reduces length of stay in the hospital and improves patient satisfaction. This protocol is still in use throughout the Providence/Hoag Hospital system today.