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Jessica R. Newman, DO

Professional Background

Dr. Jessica Newman is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center and serves as Infectious Diseases Threadhead for the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She is also Co-director of the Internal Medicine Clerkship, Core Faculty for the Internal Medicine Residency Program and Associate Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program.

Dr. Newman received her medical degree from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. She then moved to Kansas City with her family where she completed her Internal Medicine Residency, Internal Medicine Chief Residency and Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Clinical interests include general infectious diseases, HIV, preventative health in persons living with HIV and bone and bone and joint infections.

Education and Training
  • DO, DO, Kirksville Col. Osteo Med.
  • BS, Biology, Truman State University
  • Clinical Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Other, Internal Medicine Chief Resident, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Infectious Diseases, ABIM
  • Internal Medicine, ABIM
  • Kansas Medical License , University of Kansas Medical Center
Professional Affiliations
  • University of Kansas Medical Center Academy of Medical Educators, Faculty Development Committee, Member, 2021 - Present
  • Diagnostic Stewardship Committee, Member, 2019 - Present
  • University of Kansas Medical Center Academy of Medical Educators, Member, 2019 - Present
  • International Association of Medical Science Educators, Member, 2018 - Present
  • Post-Acute Transitions of Care Workgroup, Post-Acute Transitions of Care Workgroup, Member, 2016 - Present
  • HIV Medicine Association, HIV Medicine Association, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, Member, 2013 - Present

Research

Overview

Dr. Jessica Newman leads the quality improvement and patient safety program in the Division of Infectious Diseases and is involved in several ongoing medical education research endeavors.

Dr. Newman mentors medical students, internal medicine residents and fellows through research studies, manuscript composition, poster and oral conference presentations and other scholarly efforts locally as well as nationally. Her research areas of interest include inpatient and outpatient quality improvement, HIV and preventive health in persons living with HIV, medical education and adult learning techniques.

Dr. Newman's primary professional interests include Medical Education at all levels as well as medical education research. She mentors students interested in Infectious Diseases as the advisor for the KU School of Medicine Infectious Diseases Interest Group. She provides lectures/flipped classroom activities to medical students, Internal Medicine residents and fellows of several IM subspecialty programs and is a small group (CBCL) leader in the KU School of Medicine. In addition to her Infectious Diseases Threadhead position she is Director of the KU SOM Main Campus Infectious Diseases Student Enrichment Experience and the Internal Medicine Student Chief elective. She is a member of the KU School of Medicine Academy of Medical Educators. Dr. Newman also serves the Internal Medicine Residency Program as the Infectious Diseases Subspecialty Education Coordinator and Directs Resident/Student Education for the Division of Infectious Diseases.