Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH
Weill Cornell Medicine – New York Presbyterian Hospital
Chief, Breast Surgery Section and Director, Interdisciplinary Breast Disease Program
Founding Medical Director, International Center for the Study of Breast Cancer Subtypes
2nd Vice President-Elect, American College of Surgeons
Dr. Lisa Newman is a surgical oncologist with a practice dedicated to breast cancer management. In August 2018 she was appointed to oversee the breast program for the Weill Cornell Medicine-NewYork Presbyterian Hospital Network, serving its Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn sites. She is also the Founding Medical Director for the International Center for the Study of Breast Cancer Subtypes, currently headquartered at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Dr. Newman’s primary research has focused on race/ethnicity-related variation in breast cancer risk and outcome; the evaluation and management of high-risk patients; broadened applications for neoadjuvant chemotherapy; and special surgical techniques such as the skin-sparing mastectomy and lymphatic mapping/sentinel lymph node biopsy. She oversees an international breast cancer research and training program involving a network of physicians and facilities in Ghana, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Uganda, Mexico, and the Caribbean. This program has focused in the study of triple-negative breast cancer in women with African ancestry.
Dr. Newman has been appointed to multiple national and regional leadership positions, including the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women; the NIH’s Clinical Trials Advisory Committee; the Advisory Council to the National Institute of Minority Health and Disparities; and the Breast Committee of the Michigan Cancer Consortium. She has held leadership positions in organizations including SSO, ASCO, ACS, and AACR. She maintains a very active community service record, and currently serves as Chief National Medical Advisor for the Sisters Network, Inc., an African American breast cancer survivor support organization.
Dr. Newman received her undergraduate degree and a Masters Degree in Public Health from Harvard University. She attended medical school and completed her general surgery residency training at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, and pursued fellowship training in surgical oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center.