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Eric Newman
Director, Department of Rheumatology
Vice Chair for Clinical Innovations, Division of Medicine
Chief, Specialty Care innovation and Integrations, Population Health

Department of Rheumatology
100 North Academy Avenue
Danville, PA 17822 
Phone: 570-271-6416
Fax: 570-271-5845

Eric D. Newman, MD

Research Interests

I have an abiding interest in redesigning the delivery of care to improve outcomes in patients with chronic rheumatic diseases. My experience and expertise in process redesign and health information technology has allowed our Rheumatology Department, to work on a number of exciting and cutting edge projects designed to create more patient-centric, higher quality, and more efficient health care and patient outcomes.

Recent Publications

  • Newman ED, Lerch V, Jones JB, Stewart W.  Touchscreen questionnaire patient data collection in rheumatology practice: Development of a highly successful system using process redesign. Arthritis Care and Research 2012;64:589-596

  • Olenginski TP, Maloney-Saxon G, Matzko CK, Mackiewicz K, Kirchner HL, Bengier A, Newman ED.  High-Risk osteoporosis clinic (HiROC): improving osteoporosis and postfracture care with an organized, programmatic approach.  Osteoporos Int 2014. DOI 10.1007/s00198-014-2967-z

  • Newman ED, Lerch V, Billet J, Berger A, Kirchner HL. Improving the Quality of Care of Patients with Rheumatic Disease Using Patient-Centric Electronic Redesign Software.  Arthritis Care and Research 2015; 67(4): 546-53.

  • Suter L, Barber C, Herrin J, Leong A, Losina E, Miller A, Newman E, Robbins M, Tory H, Yazdany J.  American College of Rheumatology White Paper on Performance Outcome Measures in Rheumatology.  2016;68(10): 1390-1401


  • Harrington JT, Newman ED, editors.  Great Health Care – Making It Happen. New York: Springer Publishing Company, 2012. 270 p.


MD, Penn State College of Medicine, 1983
Residency, North Carolina Memorial Hospital, 1986
Fellowship, Geisinger Medical Center, 1988