Sheldon Newman, MD
Chair of Anesthesia/Area Vice President
Northwell & North American Partners in Anesthesia
Sheldon Newman is chairman of anesthesia at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital. He also serves as the Peter F.R. Walker, MD, Chair in Anesthesiology at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. In addition, he serves as the area vice president for the North American Partners in Anesthesia–Northwell hospitals, where he is responsible for the clinical and operational management of eight hospitals. Included in these locations are tertiary care facilities, community hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. Dr. Newman is a recognized innovator in the areas of patient safety and operating room efficiency. He has and continues to be a driving force behind the implementation of technically advanced initiatives. Passionate about improving patient safety protocols and using technology to drive measurable results in efficiency, throughput and quality, his vision has been translated into several successful initiatives.
Dr. Newman brings a combination of clinical expertise, a common sense approach, and a deep understanding of the challenges faced by healthcare institutions to champion and implement pioneering solutions. Dr. Newman earned his medical degree, graduating cum laude, from the Technion School of Medicine in Haifa, Israel. He practiced cardiac anesthesia for more than 25 years, and he now spends the majority of his time in administrative and executive roles. His professional affiliations include membership in the American Society of Anesthesiologists and New York State Society of Anesthesiologists. His passions lie in patient safety, quality assurance, service excellence and leadership development.