W. Christopher Newman, MD

Chief Resident

W. Christopher Newman




W. Christopher Newman, MD, began his residency with the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurosurgery in July of 2012. He graduated from Harvard University in 2008 with a degree in biomedical engineering and earned his medical degree from the University of Florida in 2012.

During his medical school career, he started a faculty-student career mentorship program for medical students and was awarded the Senior Excellence in Neurosurgery Award at the University of Florida for his work on healthcare disparities in vascular neurosurgery. He also was awarded The University of Florida College of Medicine Anne L. Copeland Award for his contributions to health equity.

Dr. Newman was born in Orlando, Fla.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Neurosurgical oncology; healthcare socioeconomics; trauma.

Professional Organization Membership

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Honors & Awards

  • Pittsburgh Foundation Copeland Award Recipient, 2015-16
  • University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery Stuart Rowe Day Co-Runner-Up Presentation Award, 2014
  • University of Florida College of Medicine Anne L. Copeland Award, 2012
  • Maren Room Creativity Award and Grant, 2010