Lee S. Newman, MD, MA, FCCP, FACOEM
Co-Founder & Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO)
Dr. Newman is one of the nation's leading experts in the fields of occupational and environmental medicine and pulmonary medicine.
He is Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Colorado School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Science and Critical Care Medicine and Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, School of Medicine, at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus.
Dr. Newman is the Founding Director of the Mountain and Plains Education and Research Center (MAP ERC), a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-funded Center that trains occupational and environmental health professionals.
Dr. Newman co-founded Axion Health to improve occupational health and safety practice by developing advanced technology that enhances practice workflow and provides clinical decision support for practitioners. He leads the Axion Health Medical Advisory Board and full-time medical content and research team. Axion Health is the only company in the field of workforce health management software that maintains a medical review board of nationally recognized knowledge leaders.
In addition to his role at Axion Health, Dr. Newman conducts research and teaches medical students, graduate students, post-doctoral trainees, and is a popular lecturer and visiting professor at major international university medical schools.
He has published more than 250 scientific papers, chapters, and reviews in the medical literature, including more than 150 peer-reviewed research studies as well as invited commentaries and scholarly reviews in leading journals including Science, The New England Journal of Medicine, and The Lancet.
Dr. Newman has more than 25 years of experience in designing and practically implementing cost effective medical surveillance programs in the workplace and in communities where there has been potential exposure to hazardous substances.
He has consulted extensively for large and small corporations, worker organizations, community groups, and government agencies including the US Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractors, the US Department of Labor, including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institues of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
- Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians
- Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
- Fellow of the prestigious Collegium Ramazzini
- Named continuously to the prestigious lists of "Best Doctors in America" and "Top Doctor" Castle Connolly 2000-Present
Dr. Newman is a graduate of Amherst College (BA), Cornell University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (MA, Social Psychology), Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (MD), Emory University School of Medicine (Internal Medicine), and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (Fellowship, Pulmonary Science and Critical Care Medicine). He is board certified in internal medicine and in pulmonary medicine.
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