Connie Newman, MD
President 2018-2019, American Medical Women's Association
Adjunct Professor of Medicine
NYU Robert I. Grossman School of Medicine
New York, NY
Dr. Connie Newman is an endocrinologist and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at New York University Robert I. Grossman School of Medicine, and Academic Visitor at University of Oxford, UK. She is Board certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and by the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Newman is a member of the FDA Endocrine and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee. Her expertise is in lipids, randomized controlled trials, diabetes, obesity, and statin safety. She is a member of the Cholesterol Treatment Trialists Collaboration, and served as the Chair of the Writing Committee for the American Heart Association 2019 Scientific Statement, Statin Safety and Associated Adverse Events. She is Chair of the Writing Committee for the Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline, Lipid Management in Patients with Endocrine Disorders.
Dr. Newman has made significant contributions to cardiovascular medicine through her work on the efficacy and safety of the statin class of medications, which are taken by about 25 million people in the United States. Her studies and reports on the safety of statins, particularly with regard to muscle adverse events, clearly established the favorable benefit/risk of statins.
Committed to the advancement of women in medicine and gender equity, Dr. Newman is a Founding Member of TIME’S UP Healthcare, served as the 2018-2019 President of the American Medical Women’s Association and currently serves as Co-Chair of the Fellowship Committee. She is the 2020 recipient of the AMWA Bertha Van Hoosen Award, named for the founder of AMWA. She is a co-author of the National Academy of Medicine discussion paper on gender differences in burnout, and lectures on burnout in women physicians. She has chaired or served as a member of committees of numerous organizations including the Endocrine Society, AACE, AHA, National Lipid Association, and AMWA. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central and Southern New Jersey, the Planned Parenthood Global Advisory Board, the Board of Directors of the Weill Cornell Medicine Alumnae Association, and the Board of Directors of the Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation. Dr. Newman is co-editor of the first medical textbook on sex and gender differences, “How Sex and Gender Impact Clinical Practice: An Evidence Based Approach to Patient Care”, to be published by Elsevier in 2020.