Peter O. Newton, M.D.

Specialty

Orthopedics, Scoliosis and Sports Medicine

Locations

3020 Children's Way
MC 5062
San Diego, CA 92123

Specialty

Orthopedics, Scoliosis and Sports Medicine

Organization

Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

Rady Children's Specialists

Medical School

University of Texas-Southwestern

Internship

University of California - San Diego

Residency

University of California - San Diego

Fellowship

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Board Certifications

Orthopedic Surgery

Gender

M

Bio

Dr. Peter Newton is chief of the division of Orthopedics & Scoliosis at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and a clinical professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

After earning his degree in bioengineering, Dr. Newton attended the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency at UC San Diego, followed by a fellowship in pediatric orthopedics and scoliosis at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas.

Dr. Newton primarily treats scoliosis and other spinal conditions, such as vertebral fractures. On the research side, he has been involved in more than 140 studies; among his areas of focus are spine surgery, scoliosis without spinal fusion, and orthopedic biomechanics. He has also authored numerous books and book chapters.

His professional affiliations include membership in numerous pediatric orthopedic organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Scoliosis Research Society and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, where he was a former president.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Newton enjoys travel, fishing and auto mechanics.