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Kimberly P. Newton, MD

Assistant Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Kimberly Newton attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, completed her residency in Pediatrics at New York Presbyterian Hospital- Cornell, and fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology at Hasbro Children’s Hospital- Brown University. Dr. Newton also completed an advanced fellowship in Pediatric Hepatology and Liver Transplantation at Mount Sinai Hospital/School.

Dr. Newton currently directs the Pediatric Celiac Disease Clinic at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. Dr. Newton also serves as the interim Medical Director of the Pediatric Liver Transplant Program at Rady Children’s Hospital, which has performed over 40 liver transplants to date, with excellent success rates and outcomes.


Dr. Newton is primarily interested in pediatric celiac disease. She directs the Pediatric Celiac Disease Center at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, and is associated with the Warren Medical Research Center for Celiac Disease at UC San Diego. Dr. Newton is creating a comprehensive database for pediatric celiac disease patients that will serve as an important resource for the further understanding of genetic, environmental and immunologic factors that contribute to celiac disease development in childhood. Specific research endeavors will focus on the investigation of gut microflora and its relationship to celiac disease onset, in addition to the evaluation of potential biomarkers for monitoring celiac disease activity and dietary compliance.

Newton on PubMed