Thomas C Newton


Colonel, Air Force

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Chief, Department of Pediatrics, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Pediatric Cancer Survivorship, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Care
Healthcare Transitions, Population Health, Quality Improvement
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Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship, National Capital Consortium, USUHS, Bethesda, MD, 2008
Pediatrics Residency, San Antonio Health Education Consortium, San Antonio, TX, 1999
MD, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 1996
BS Molecular Biology, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 1992.


Prior to his subspecialty training, Col Newton had a variety of military assignments including first as a staff pediatrician and then pediatric clinic chief at Ramstein Air Base, Germany followed by an assignment as the Pediatric Flight Commander at Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. After completion of his subspecialty training, Col Newton served as the Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Assistant Chief of Pediatrics at Keesler Medical Center, Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi.
Col Newton returned to the faculty of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 2010 as an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics. In 2012 he was selected to serve as the Service Chief for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Col Newton currently serves as the Chief of the Department of Pediatrics at Walter Reed and the Pediatric Subject Matter Expert for the National Capital Region to the Defense Health Agency in Falls Church, VA. He remains on faculty at USUHS as a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics.

Col Newton has served on the John P. Murtha Cancer Center Council at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center since 2012. He has a strong interest in cancer care for Adolescents and Young Adults and serves as the Medical Director for the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program in the Murtha Cancer Center. His work has earned him both the Hope Award by the Ulman Cancer Foundation in 2017 and the Relentless for the Cure Award by the Leukemia Lymphoma Society in 2012. His research interests include Cancer Survivorship and Healthcare Transitions for children with chronic diseases. He served on the 2017 Congressional Metastatic Cancer Task Force and was recently selected to serve as a Programmatic Reviewer for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs Peer Review Cancer Research Program.

Col Newton is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. He is a member of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, the Children’s Oncology Group and the American Academy of Pediatrics. For the American Academy of Pediatrics Col Newton has served as the President of the Uniformed Services East Chapter, on the Executive Council for the Section on Uniformed Services, and as District I Representative and Chair of the National Nominating Committee. He recently was elected as the District I Representative for the Chapter Forum Management Committee.

His military awards include the Air Force Achievement Medal (1998), the Army Achievement Medial (1999, 2008), the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal (2003, 2005 & 2010), the Field Grade Officer Clinical Excellence Award for the Air Mobility Command (2005), and the Joint Service Meritorious Service Medal (2016).

Col Newton’s dedication and long-term commitment to Military Pediatric Medicine was recognized by the Uniformed Services Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2017 with by the Outstanding Service Award.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

Outstanding Service Award, Section on Uniformed Services, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2017

Hope Award, Ulman Cancer Fund, 2017

Dean’s Impact Award, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 2016

Grand Master in Clinical Medicine and Academic Teaching USAF Special Identifier, 2013

4th Annual Relentless for the Cure Award, Leukemia Lymphoma Society of America, 2012

Excellence in Clinical Medicine and Academic Teaching USAF Special Identifier, 2009

Bailey K. Ashford Laboratory Research Award, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 2008

Ogden Bruton Scientific Awards Competition Winner, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2008

Field Grade Officer Clinical Excellence Award, Air Mobility Command, United States Air Force, 2005

Outstanding Young Pediatrician, Uniformed Services East Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2004


A Localized Macular Rash in an Immunocompromised Patient with Pneumonia and Necrotizing Enterocolitis. Sainato RJ, Parekh DS, Newton TC, Flores M, Eberly MD, Logemann NF, Smith, NC, Carrero, HA, Gianferante DM, Padial JA, Stagliano DS. Clin Pediatr, 2017, 2:3.

Comparison of the side populations in pretreatment and postrelapse neuroblastoma cell lines. Newton TC, Wolcott K, Roberts SS. Transl Oncol. 2010 Aug 1;3(4):246-51. PMID: 20689766

Subcutaneous immunoglobulin therapy in an 11-year-old patient with common variable immunodeficiency and von Willebrand disease. Arora R, Newton TC, Nelson MR. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2007 Oct;99(4):367-70. PMID: 17941286

Crouch G, Newton TC, Pediatric Oncology Long Term Effects Clinic Transitions Initiative (WRNMMC-P1-14-0002, IRBNET #399860), Funded $400K through John P. Murtha Cancer Center, Congressionally Designated Research Program Funding, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD 2014 – 2018.

St Clair CL, Newton TC, Parekh DS, Crouch G, Implementing a Transition to Adult Care Model in a DoD Pediatric Oncology Survivorship Clinic, 30th Annual American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada, 2017 (poster)

McElveen E, Hutchinson J, Warwick A, Gorman G, Newton TC, Menorrhagia and Bleeding Disorders in Adolescence, Pediatric Academic Societies, Washington, DC 2013 (poster)

Mendonca MC, Newton TC, Sholler G, Roberts SS, Side Population Profiling and Gene Expression Profiling Identify Notch Pathway Genes in Neuroblastoma, Advances in Neuroblastoma Research, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2012. (poster)

Newton TC, Lieuw K, Delany K, Sickle Cell for the General Pediatrician, 44th Annual Uniformed Services Pediatric Seminar, American Academy of Pediatrics, Washington, DC, 2011. (workshop)

Newton TC, Childhood Cancer Staying Connected: Facilitating the Learning Experience During and After Cancer Treatment, Mississippi/Louisiana Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Harrison County School District, Gulfport, MS, 2010. (podium)

Newton TC, Neuroblastoma Cancer Stem Cells – A Comparison in a Pre-Treatment and Relapsed Model, Ogden Bruton Scientific Awards Presentation, 41st Annual Uniformed Services Pediatric Seminar, American Academy of Pediatrics, Honolulu, HI, 2008. (podium)