About Dr. Newman
Dr. Lonzetta L. Newman, MD, FACP is a 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 e stablished a Cancer Prevention module for the Academic Tuesday session for the institution’s 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 Center’s research/science/clinical endeavors to the community.
Present Title & Affiliation
Professor, Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention, Division of OVP, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Volunteer Faculty, Department of General Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
Cancer Prevention Obesity Body Mass Index Insulin Resistance
Education & Training
|UCLA/Drew School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA, MD, Medicine
|Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA, USA, BS, Biology Premed
|Internship/Residency, Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
Experience & Service
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, 2008 - 2010
Representative, Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians, Physician Oncology Education Program Steering Committee, Austin, TX, 2009 - 2014
Member, Board of Directors, Blessed-2-Serve, Inc, Houston, TX, 2003 - 2004
Member, Advisory Council, My Place-A Woman's Resource Center, Inc, Houston, TX, 2001 - 2004
Honors & Awards
|Elected Membership, Texas Club of Internists
|Selected, Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar, Association of the American Medical Colleges
|Fellowship, American College of Physicians
|Minority Medical Student Research Award, Pfizer/Drew
|First Star Research Program, UCLA School of Medicine
|Minority Supplemental Research Grant Award, NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
|Center of Excellence Urban Summer Fellowship, UCLA
|Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program, Harvard Medical School
|Early Identification Program, Brown University
|Baylor/Rice Honors Premedical Academy, University of Baylor/Rice
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- 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
|Engaging Racial/Ethnic Populations in a Model to Understand the Genetic, Biological, Environmental and Social Determinants of Early Onset Breast Cancer