Christopher Newman


Mr. Newman is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Director of Advanced Practice for the PICU at Childrens Hospital Colorado in Aurora, Colorado. Prior to joining the University of Colorado in 2010, Christopher worked as a Physician Assistant in the PICU at Texas Childrens Hospital in Houston, Texas. In addition to maintaining a clinical practice in pediatric intensive care and administrative responsibility for a fourteen person advanced practice group, he is a small group facilitator and lecturer in the School of Medicine and the Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant program.

Mr. Newman’s current research interests focus on workforce issues for advanced practitioners, specifically looking at the orientation process for high intensity inpatient pediatric roles, accurately determining the financial value of advanced practitioners in the inpatient pediatric setting and measuring the effectiveness of advanced practice teams. He is currently co-developing a post-graduate fellowship for advanced practitioners in pediatric inpatient and critical care medicine.

Mr. Newman is the co-chair of the Advanced Practice Shared Governance Council at Childrens Hospital Colorado and also serves on the Childrens Hospital Colorado Credentialing Committee. He is an elected Member at Large for the Physician Assistant Section of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and a member of the SCCM credentialing committee.

Mr. Newman completed his Physician Assistant training at the University of Washington/MEDEX Northwest program in 2002. He completed his Masters in Business Administration at California State University Dominquez Hills in 2012. He is licensed as a Physician Assistant in Colorado (previously Texas and Washington) and Certified by the National Committee on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Christopher is married to Jennifer, a patient safety specialist at Childrens Hospital Colorado and they are busy raising their two year old son, Wesley. In his free time he enjoys golfing (poorly) and cross country skiing (slowly).

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