Specialty

, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery-Spine

Locations

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

Specialty

Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery-Spine

Organization

Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

CPMG/RCHN/RCSSD

Medical School

University of Texas-Southwestern

Internship

UC San Diego

Residency

UC San Diego

Fellowship

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Board Certifications

Orthopaedic 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 200 publications; 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 and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, where he was a former president. He is the current president of the Scoliosis Research Society.

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

Publications

Anterior Spinal Growth Modulation in Skeletally Immature Patients with Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Comparison with Posterior Spinal Fusion at 2 to 5 Years Postoperatively.
Newton PO, Bartley CE, Bastrom TP, Kluck DG, Saito W, Yaszay B

Early and late hospital readmissions after spine deformity surgery in children with cerebral palsy.
Vivas AC, Pahys JM, Jain A, Samdani AF, Bastrom TP, Sponseller PD, Newton PO, Hwang SW, Harms Study Group.

Anterior Spinal Growth Modulation in Skeletally Immature Patients with Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Comparison with Posterior Spinal Fusion at 2 to 5 Years Postoperatively.
Newton PO, Bartley CE, Bastrom TP, Kluck DG, Saito W, Yaszay B

The variability in the management of acute surgical site infections: an opportunity for the development of a best practice guideline.
Bachmann KR, Yaszay B, Bartley CE, Vitale M, Roye BD, Marks MC, Sponseller PD, Asghar J, Samdani AF, Newton PO

Spinal growth tethering: indications and limits.
Newton PO

Non-Fusion Surgical Correction of Thoracic Idiopathic Scoliosis Using a Novel, Braided Vertebral Body Tethering Device: Minimum Follow-up of 4 Years.
Wong HK, Ruiz JNM, Newton PO, Gabriel Liu KP

New Paradigms in the Continuum of Spine Care: From Newborns to Elderly Patients.
Guzman JZ, Larson AN, Sanders JO, Newton PO, Berven S, Mundis G Jr, Dimar JR 2nd, Albert TJ, Sethi RK, Shah SA

Establishing consensus on the best practice guidelines for the use of bracing in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
Roye BD, Simhon ME, Matsumoto H, Bakarania P, Berdishevsky H, Dolan LA, Grimes K, Grivas TB, Hresko MT, Karol LA, Lonner BS, Mendelow M, Negrini S, Newton PO, Parent EC, Rigo M, Strikeleather L, Tunney J, Weinstein SL, Wood G, Vitale MG

Preoperative SRS pain score is the primary predictor of postoperative pain after surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: an observational retrospective study of pain outcomes from a registry of 1744 patients with a mean follow-up of 3.4 years.
Hwang SW, Pendleton C, Samdani AF, Bastrom TP, Keeny H, Lonner BS, Newton PO, Harms Study Group., Pahys JM

Spinal rod gripping capacity: how do 5.5/6.0-mm dual-diameter screws compare?
Kluck DG, Farnsworth CL, Jeffords ME, Marino NE, Yaszay B, Upasani VV, Newton PO

Quality improvement in post-operative opioid and benzodiazepine regimen in adolescent patients after posterior spinal fusion.
Lindgren AM, Bennett R, Yaszay B, Newton PO, Upasani VV

Prospective 10-year follow-up assessment of spinal fusions for thoracic AIS: radiographic and clinical outcomes.
Newton PO, Ohashi M, Bastrom TP, Bartley CE, Yaszay B, Marks MC, Betz R, Lenke LG, Clements D

The Benefits of Sparing Lumbar Motion Segments in Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Are Evident at 10 Years Postoperatively.
Ohashi M, Bastrom TP, Marks MC, Bartley CE, Newton PO

Do seizures compromise correction maintenance after spinal fusion in cerebral palsy scoliosis?
Abousamra O, Sullivan BT, Shah SA, Yaszay B, Samdani AF, Cahill PJ, Newton PO, Sponseller PD

Evaluation of the Three-Dimensional Translational and Angular Deformity in Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis.
Bland DC, Valdovino AG, Jeffords ME, Bomar JD, Newton PO, Upasani VV

Patient-Reported SRS-24 Outcomes Scores After Surgery for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Have Improved Since the New Millennium.
Bastrom TP, Bartley CE, Newton PO, Harms Study Group.

Obesity Is Associated With Increased Thoracic Kyphosis in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients and Nonscoliotic Adolescents.
Valdovino AG, Bastrom TP, Reighard FG, Cross M, Bartley CE, Shah SA, Yaszay B, Newton PO, Upasani VV

Lower SRS Mental Health Scores are Associated With Greater Preoperative Pain in Patients With Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.
Hwang SW, Pahys JM, Bastrom TP, Lonner BS, Newton PO, Samdani AF, Harms Study Group.

The Lumbosacral Takeoff Angle Can Be Used to Predict the Postoperative Lumbar Cobb Angle Following Selective Thoracic Fusion in Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.
Bachmann KR, Lu E, Novicoff WM, Newton PO, Abel MF, Buckland A, Samdani A, Jain A, Lonner B, Yaszay B, Reilly C, Hedequist D, Clements D, Miyanji F, Shufflebarger H, Flynn J, Asghar J, Thiong JMM, Pahys J, Harms J, Bachmann K, Lenke L, Glotzbecker M, Kelly M, Vitale M, Marks M, Gupta M, Fletcher N, Cahill P, Sponseller P, Gabos P, Newton P, Betz R, Lehman R, George S, Hwang S, Shah S, Errico T, Upasani V, Harms Study Group., Harms Study Group Investigators.

The Role of Cross-Links in Posterior Spinal Fusion for Cerebral Palsy-Related Scoliosis.
Usmani MF, Shah SA, Yaszay B, Samdani AF, Cahill PJ, Newton PO, Marks MC, Sponseller PD

Antifibrinolytic Therapy in Surgery for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Does the Level 1 Evidence Translate to Practice?
Lonner BS, Ren Y, Asghar J, Shah SA, Samdani AF, Newton PO

Is Anterior Release Obsolete or Does It Play a Role in Contemporary Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Surgery? A Matched Pair Analysis.
Lonner BS, Haber L, Toombs C, Parent S, Shah SA, Lenke L, Sucato D, Clements D, Newton PO

What Factors Are Associated With Kyphosis Restoration in Lordotic Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients?
Newton PO, Wu KW, Bastrom TP, Bartley CE, Upasani VV, Yaszay B, Harms Study Group.

A three-dimensional analysis of scoliosis progression in non-idiopathic scoliosis: is it similar to adolescent idiopathic scoliosis?
Bachmann KR, Yaszay B, Bartley CE, Bastrom TP, Reighard FG, Upasani VV, Newton PO, Harms Study Group Investigators.

The Pros and Cons of Operating Early Versus Late in the Progression of Cerebral Palsy Scoliosis.
Hollenbeck SM, Yaszay B, Sponseller PD, Bartley CE, Shah SA, Asghar J, Abel MF, Miyanji F, Newton PO

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