Peter Newcomer, MD, senior associate dean for clinical affairs at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, provides clinical leadership for patient care across the UW Health enterprise.

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Peter Newcomer, MD

In his clinical leadership role, the goal is to ensure that patients in all settings receive consistently exceptional, evidence-based care and an outstanding patient- and family-centered experience.

Prior to assuming his current role, Newcomer served for two years as UW Health's chief ambulatory medical officer.

He also previously served as vice chair for operations and quality in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health's Department of Medicine, where he is also professor of medicine with an active practice at UW Health West Clinic. As chief ambulatory medical officer, Newcomer was instrumental in advancing many UW Health initiatives from Health Link implementation and optimization, to care transitions and coordination of care, as well as implementation of UW Health Ambulatory Service Standards.

A board-certified internist, Newcomer earned his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, then completed his internship and residency training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. In addition, he holds a master's degree in medical management from Carnegie Mellon University.