About Dr. Andrew Newman's Practice

Our Respiratory Medicine, Undersea and Sports Medicine office provides state-of-the-art care in a small, intimate, caring practice. As an independent medical practitioner, I am able to take the time to listen to your concerns and work together with you to help solve medical problems and keep you in the best possible health.

To deliver the best care possible to patients, I believe it is essential that a physician:

  • Is concerned about his/her patients as people, not just as an illness.
  • Has the latest technological equipment to diagnose and treat problems.
  • Is up to date with the most recent medical knowledge and has access to and uses the computerized databases that augment and optimize diagnosis and treatment.

Our office has the latest pulmonary function testing equipment, ultrasound systems, and endoscopes. To ensure the best quality tests, resulting in the most useful information, I preform all of the testing myself, rather than, as is the case at most clinics and hospitals, use a technician. I have access to all point-of-care computerized medical programs, including UpToDate, MD Consult, Epocrates, Dynamed, and Medline Plus, and teach and support other physicians in their use, both at Stanford University, as well as in Micronesia, as part of my Ocean Medicine Foundation work (www.oceanmedicine.org).

In my work with diving medicine and sports medicine patients, I care for a wide range of people, from weekend warriors to Olympic and professional athletes. Because of my focus on fitness and optimal health, I also am able to design exercise and rehabilitation programs for patients with significant lung disease and shortness of breath. Finally, and maybe most importantly, I value each patient as a person and want to focus on helping them achieve optimal health and functioning.

About Dr. Andrew B. Newman

Dr. Andrew NewmanDr. Newman was born and raised in New York City and attended the City University of New York. His undergraduate degree is in Marine Biology; reflecting a lifelong interest in the relationship of man to the ocean. Dr. Newman received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. While at Yale he completed the coursework for a PhD in Marine Science, including a thesis on Diving Reflex and its relationship to normal cardiopulmonary reflexes. During medical school, he also spent time at the United States Naval Base in New London, Connecticut with one of the leaders in undersea medicine, Karl Schaefer, studying the effects of decompression using mass spectroscopy. During his internship, residency and Pulmonary fellowship at Stanford University, Dr. Newman also conducted research on mitochondria and oxygen utilization in sharks, seals and turtles at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

After completing his training, Dr. Newman opened a private Respiratory Medicine, Undersea and Sports Medicine practice in Palo Alto and for a number of years also was on the staff of the Palo Alto Veterans Hospital. Dr. Newman currently is Adjunct Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care) at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, where he continues to teach and train medical students, interns, residents, and fellows. Dr Newman currently is on the staff of Stanford Hospital and Clinics, where he cares for his hospitalized patients.

Dr. Newman is a fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP), and a fellow of the College of Chest Physicians (FCCP).

He remains married to the beautiful redhead he met in college and has two grown sons and two adorable grandchildren (of course, he’s not biased). In his free time, Dr. Newman is a serious beach bum, scuba diver, and swimmer. He also loves music, travel, and photography.

Professional Activities

In his private clinical practice, Andrew Newman, M.D. F.C.C.P specializes in pulmonary diseases and undersea and sports medicine. Dr. Newman is a consulting physician for the Dive Alert Network (DAN) and has cared for Olympic athletes as well as other professional athletes with sports-related respiratory problems.

Dr. Newman established and is the Chairman and Managing Director of the nonprofit Ocean Medicine Foundation, www.oceanmedicine.org, which is focused on improving the health of people on remote islands by increasing the quality of island-based healthcare through providing access to the latest computerized medical data and resources as well as training and technical assistance on the use of these resources.

As Chairman Emeritus of Stanford University's Health Information Management Committee, overseeing the use of computers for clinical activity at Stanford Hospital, Dr. Newman has participated in the development of information systems at Stanford for the past 25 years and has consulted with IBM, Oasis, Bell Atlantic, IDX, Athena Health, Epocrates, Epic and Cerner in this capacity.

Dr. Newman works with advanced technology in pulmonary diagnostics and endoscopic surgery and sits on the medical advisory board of Bronchus, Asthmatx, Aperon, REDmedic, Acueity, and RadioFrequency Technology. In addition, he has led physician seminars on the use of new pharmaceuticals for the treatment of asthma and COPD for Merck, Glaxo and Scherring.