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Lonzetta L. Newman, MD, FACP

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention, Division of OVP, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Volunteer Faculty, Department of General Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX

Bio Statement

Dr. Lonzetta L. Newman, MD, FACP is an associate professor of medicine in the Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.   


As a board certified internist, Dr. Newman performs her clinical duties in both the Cancer Prevention Center and the Undiagnosed Breast Clinic. In each arena, she is committed to a multidisciplinary approach to assisting patients and their families. This includes screening and diagnostic procedures for predominantly breast, cervical, and prostate cancers. Dr. Newman exemplifies excellence in the practice of medicine and was elected to fellowship into the American College of Physicians, the national organization of internists.


Dr. Newman serves as a voluntary faculty member of The University of Texas School of Medicine at the Health Science Center. She precepts our future physicians both through the medical school and via the statewide General Internal Medicine preceptorship program, sponsored by the Texas Medical Association.  Not only does she educate medical students, she extends this knowledge to a host of other clinical providers in training, including advanced nurse practitioners, residents, and fellows. Dr. Lonzetta L. Newman has led the expansion of education in her department. She has established a Cancer Prevention module for the Academic Tuesday session for the institutionís medical oncology fellowship program. Dr. Newman has also developed a two week elective as part of the training for medical oncology fellows at UTMDACC.


Dr. Newman helps achieve the mission of making cancer history by serving on a number of institutional committees. Some of which include the National Cancer Expansion Steering Committee and Credentialing Committee for Medical Staff. Her institutional service commitment enables integration of the knowledge obtained from the different centers within the institution, which helps to facilitate better communication and operations. As an institutional ambassador, she actively communicates MD Anderson Cancer Centerís research/science/clinical endeavors to the community.

Research Interests

  • Cancer Prevention
  • Obesity
  • Body Mass Index
  • Insulin Resistance

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1155 Herman Pressler
Unit Number: 1360
Houston, TX 77030-3721
Room Number: CPB6.3544
Phone: 713-563-5755
Fax: 713-563-5746

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1997 UCLA/Drew School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, MD, Medicine
1993 Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA, BS, Magna Cum Laude, Biology Premed

Postgraduate Training

7/1998-6/2000 Internship/Residency, Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX


Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention, Division of OVP, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/2008-8/2010

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Representative, Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians, Physician Oncology Education Program Steering Committee, Austin, TX, 2009-present
Member, Board of Directors, Blessed-2-Serve, Inc., Houston, TX, 1/2003-1/2004
Member, Advisory Council, My Place-A Woman's Resource Center, Inc., Houston, TX, 1/2001-1/2004

Honors and Awards

2008 Elected Membership, Texas Club of Internists
2008 Selected, Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar, Association of the American Medical Colleges
2007 Fellowship, American College of Physicians
1996 Minority Medical Student Research Award, Pfizer/Drew
1995-1996 First Star Research Program, UCLA School of Medicine
1995-1996 Minority Supplemental Research Grant Award, NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
1994 Center of Excellence Urban Summer Fellowship, UCLA
1992 Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program, Harvard Medical School
1991 Early Identification Program, Brown University
1990 Baylor/Rice Honors Premedical Academy, University of Baylor/Rice

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Watson KE, Abrolat ML, Malone LL, Hoeg JM, Demer LL. Active Serum Vitamin D Levels are Inversely Correlated with Coronary calcification. Circulation 96(6):1755-1760, 1997.
2. Santos-Ocampo CD, Sadaniantz A, Elion JL, Garber CE, Malone LL, Parisi AF. Echocardiographic Assessment of the Cardiac Anatomy in Patients with Multi-focal atrial Tachycardia: A comparison with Atrial Fibrillation. The Am J Med Sci 307(4):264-268, 1994.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: Engaging Racial/Ethnic Populations in a Model to Understand the Genetic, Biological, Environmental and Social Determinants of Early Onset Breast Cancer
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Investigator
Principal Investigator: Lovell Jones
Duration: 12/1/2010 - 11/30/2015

Last updated: 7/20/2015