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Thomas C. Newton, MD, FAAP

Medical Director of:
Cancer and Blood Disorders
Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist
Board Certifications:
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, General Pediatrics
Areas of Clinical Interest:
Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer, Leukemia/Lymphoma, Cancer Survivorship & Healthcare Transitions

Fellowship: Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC (2008)
Residency: Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, San Antonio, TX (1999)
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (1996)
Undergraduate: University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH (1992)

Awards & Recognition:

Top Doctors Recognition: Northern Virginia Magazine
Outstanding Service Award, Section on Uniformed Services, AAP (2017)
Hope Award, Ulman Cancer Fund (2017)

Clinic Locations: Fairfax CCBD

Keystone Publications:

Management of Hyperhemolysis in β-thalassemia With Multiple Immunosuppressives, Including Complement Blockade. Zanetti RC, Vasta LM, Romanelli K, Newton TC.J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2021 Nov 1;43(8):e1145-e1147. doi: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000002059.PMID: 33480648

Sainato RJ, Parekh DS, Newton TC, Flores M, Eberly MD, Logemann NF, Smith, NC, Carrero, HA, Gianferante DM, Padial JA, Stagliano DS.  A Localized Macular Rash in an Immunocompromised Patient with Pneumonia and Necrotizing Enterocolitis. Clin Pediatr, 2017, 2:3. (DOI: 10.4172/2572-0775.1000120)

Newton TC, Wolcott K, Roberts SS. Comparison of the Side Populations in Pre-Treatment and Post-Relapse Neuroblastoma Cell Lines. Transl Oncol. 2010, 3:246-251. (PMID: 20689766)

Patient Reviews:
"Dr. Newton is a wonderful, caring, and knowledgeable doctor."

"We had a wonderful experience with Dr. Newton. We cannot say enough good things about him and his treatment of our son." 

"We absolutely love the staff at Pediatric Specialists of Virginia and the care that Dr. Newton gives our son." 

Where did you grow up?
Pelham, NH (about 30 miles north of Boston)
Why did you become a doctor and why did you choose your specialty?
Growing up, I always wanted to become a doctor for as long as I can remember. I chose Pediatric Hematology/Oncology after an experience I had at Tufts University School of Medicine. I was involved with the KICS (Kids in Chemotherapy Support) program where I was a “big brother” to a five year-old named Ben who had medulloblastoma. I was with him for four years through his cancer treatment. I would read to him through his MRIs so he didn’t have to be sedated.
How long have you practiced in the Washington, DC area and what do you like most about it?
I have been in Washington, DC since 2010 and for a period from 2003 to 2008. I spent the last 10 years at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and recently retired from active duty in the USAF. I like DC for it’s culture, restaurants, and proximity to beaches and mountains, as well as having three airports nearby for travel.
What do you most enjoy doing outside of your clinical practice, when you’re not working?
Spending time with family and friends both in Washington, DC and in Rehoboth Beach, DE., travel, and maintaining personal physical fitness.
Do you volunteer? If so, where?
I volunteer at The American Academy of Pediatrics doing advocacy work for children’s health. I have held several leadership positions in the organization including the President of the Uniformed Services East Chapter and Chair for the National Nominating Committee.
Describe your proudest accomplishment as a provider and/or in your personal life:
My proudest accomplishments include reconnecting with patients who I have cared for years after they have finished their cancer treatments and seeing what they have achieved, including becoming physicians or nurses themselves. I am also proud of being awarded the Outstanding Service Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics Uniformed Services Section for a career of dedication to military pediatrics and improving healthcare for military children.
If you weren’t a doctor, what profession would you most likely be doing and why?
Most likely a teacher as I enjoy personal interactions and teaching.