Jun 14, 2023
John Newman MD FACS
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Megan Mack to Introduce

 Dr. John Newman

Executive Director


In July 2021, the Board of Directors of Volunteers in Medicine Clinic (VIM Clinic) of Hilton Head Island appointed John Newman, MD, FACS as the organization’s new Executive Director. A general surgeon specializing in bariatrics, Dr. Newman served as Hospital President and Chief Medical Officer for Advocate Aurora Health in Oshkosh, Wisconsin for the previous six years.

Dr. Newman brings an impressive background to the VIM HHI Clinic. He is passionate about improving the quality of life and care for patients and communities, particularly addressing social determinants of health and the needs of vulnerable populations. Dr. Newman’s passion and commitment to the clinic’s mission coupled with his extensive experience in leadership, quality improvement and organizational oversight make him well-positioned to lead the clinic going forward.

Dr. Newman received his Medical School training at Uniformed Services University in Bethesda before becoming a US Naval flight surgeon. He went on to further his General Surgery training at the National Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia and enjoyed a Military and Civilian practice in Virginia for 20 years. He ultimately became the Chief of Surgery for Sentara Medical Group in Norfolk, VA where he was responsible for the oversight of 45 surgeons and advancing surgical safety in 11 hospitals.