2011 Samuel P. Asper Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine
Mary M. Newman, MD, FACP
Dr. Mary Newman retired as the Governor of the Maryland ACP in 2010, and she was the first woman to serve in this capacity. Dr. Newman graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska and did her residency and fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. She is currently on the active professional staff of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and is an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Newman has been a full-time practicing internist for 26 years. She is the President of Park Medical Associates, Inc. and sees patients in her office in Lutherville, MD. She is board certified in internal medicine and her primary areas of special interest include preventive medicine, differential diagnosis and the special medical problems of complex patients. Dr. Newman is a member of the MedChi and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Newman was an active member and officer of the American Society of Internal Medicine prior to its integration with the ACP serving as the Secretary/Treasurer and Vice President for the Maryland ASIM. She served as Chairman of the MD ACP Health & Public Policy Committee for several years, and now serves as the Legislative liaison from the ACP Maryland Chapter to the MedChi legislative committee. She served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors from 2005-06 and was a member of the Governors’ Subcommittee on Nominations from 2006-08. She currently sits on the ACP's national Health and Public Policy Committee.
Dr. Newman brings valuable expertise to her leadership role and is uniquely qualified to represent the perspectives of the practicing physician in community-based as well as academic settings.
For over 10 years, the Chapter has been given the opportunity to have Dr. Newman as a member of the Council and Chair of the Health & Public Policy Committee, finally culminating in her serving as Governor for the Maryland Chapter. The Chapter has grown and become an active and vital organization under her leadership, but it is in her role as a “premier” internist that we know her best. She is loved by her patients, staff and colleagues. She is truly deserving of the Asper Award, and we are delighted to present this award to her.
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