In Memory of Robert G. Newman
The New York Times: colleagues and friends of Dr. Robert Newman express condolences to his family in connection with his passing away.
Goodbye Forever Bob!
NEWMAN--Robert, MD, MPH
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our colleague and friend Dr Robert Newman. As President and Chief Executive Officer of Beth Israel Medical Center from 1978 to 1997, Dr Newman worked to expand access to addiction and psychiatric services, HIV and AIDS treatment, and care for the LGBT community. He also oversaw the creation of the Jacob Perlow Hospice, the first Jewish hospice in Manhattan. As President of Continuum Health Partners from 1997 to 2000, Dr Newman led the integration and merger of the hospitals now known as Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, Mount Sinai West, and the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. He was an internationally recognized expert on addiction treatment. Before joining Beth Israel, Dr Newman served as Assistant Commissioner of Addiction for the New York City Department of Health, where he was the guiding force in creating and expanding what would become the largest network of methadone maintenance treatment programs in the country. Many of the programs are still in operation through Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Dr Newman's remarkable career was grounded in his commitment to public health and never-ending advocacy for underserved populations, which made a tremendous impact on the communities served by the Mount Sinai Health System. We extend our deepest sympathies to his wife, Seiko Newman, son, Seiji Newman, and daughter, Hana Newman, as well as his extended family, friends, and loved ones.
Peter W. May, Chairman, Mount Sinai Health System Boards of Trustees Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mount Sinai Health System Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System Jeremy Boal, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, Mount Sinai Health System, and President, Mount Sinai Downtown.
Published in The New York Times on Aug. 3, 2018